what is VMware vSphere?

VMware vSphere — formerly known as VMware Infrastructure is the brand name for VMware’s suite of server virtualization products that includes its ESXi hypervisor and vCenter management software.

The major components of vSphere:

ESXi – It is the core of vSphere in the classification of Type1 – Hypervisor. It is responsible for abstracting processors, memory, Storage and other resources into multiple virtual machines.. ie. Physical Compute Resources shared to multiple VMs.

VMware vCenter Server

 Formally known as VirtualCenter. vCenter provides single place to manage entire virtual datacenter resources which contains multiple ESXi hosts.

What are the prerequisites  prior to approach ESXi and vCenter server installation.

How to install ESXi Server and vCenter Server? 

Install ESXi Server

Install vCenter Server