Just over a week ago I sat the VMware Install, Manage and Configure training course as a prerequisite to gaining my VCP accreditation. I have been using VMware products for around 10 years now, so I find a lot of things in the area of virtualization to be common knowledge. I have decided to write this article on vSphere for those of you who are new to the product.
A few weeks ago I wrote a similar article on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, which is the current competitor to VMware which uses the underlying KVM virtualization technology.
VMware has been the market leader in virtualization for more years than I can remember. Virtualization is their primary business function and they have their fingers in many pies within the technology industry. As a result they have a huge market share, huge list of vendors supporting their products and an even larger number of customers.