To access the full capabilities of your hosts and to simplify the management of multiple hosts, you should connect your hosts to a vCenter Server system.

For information on configuration management of ESXihosts, see the vSphere Networking documentation, the vSphere Storage documentation, or the vSphere Security documentation.

The views and capabilities displayed vary depending on whether the vSphere Client is connected to a vCenter Server system or an ESXihost. Unless indicated, the process, task, or description applies to all kinds of vSphere Client connections.

See Add Hosts for information and instructions about adding hosts to vCenter Server.