VMware vSphere Basics provides information about the features and functionality of VMware  vSphere®.

This document describes VMware ESXi™, VMware vCenter Server™, and vSphere Clients, which are the virtualization layer, management layer, and interface layer, respectively, of vSphere.

This information is intended for those who need to familiarize themselves with the components and capabilities of VMware vSphere. This information is for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and datacenter operations.