Plug-ins are applications that you can install on top of vCenter Server. Plug-ins add additional features and functionality.

vCenter Server Plug-ins include the following:

VMware vCenter Converter

Enables users to convert physical machines, and virtual machines in a variety of formats, to ESX/ESXi virtual machines. Converted systems can be imported into any location in the vCenter Server inventory.

VMware Update Manager

Enables security administrators to enforce security standards across ESX/ESXi hosts and managed virtual machines. This plug-in lets you create user-defined security baselines that represent a set of security standards. Security administrators can compare hosts and virtual machines against these baselines to identify and remediate virtual machines that are not in compliance.