VMware vCenter Server provides centralized visibility, proactive management and extensibility for VMware vSphere all from a single console:
- vCenter Server Standard for vSphere deployments. Linked Mode enables a common inventory view across multiple instances of vCenter Server.
- vCenter Server Foundation for smaller environments is no longer available as of vSphere/vCenter 6.0 (supported smaller environments up to three vSphere hosts).
Note that vCenter Server for any vSphere Essentials kit is already integrated into the kits for smaller office deployments.