What is ESXi used for? With direct access to and control of underlying resources, VMware ESXi effectively partitions hardware to consolidate applications and cut costs. It’s the industry leader for efficient architecture, setting the standard for reliability, performance, and support.
What is the difference between ESX and ESXi? The primary difference between ESX and ESXi is that ESX is based on a Linux-based console OS, while ESXi offers a menu for server configuration and operates independently from any general-purpose OS.
Is ESXi and vSphere same? ESXi is the name of the operating system that runs on your physical servers. It is also referred to as the VMware vSphere Hypervisor, and is a component of VMware vSphere. It may be kind of confusing to be called the VMware vSphere Hypervisor, but in a way it does make sense.
What is meant by vCenter? VMware vCenter Server is advanced server management software that provides a centralized platform for controlling your VMware vSphere environments, allowing you to automate and deliver a virtual infrastructure across the hybrid cloud with confidence.