Install a connector in a VMware environment

VMware is a virtualization and cloud computing software provider. VMware bases its virtualization technologies on its bare-metal hypervisor ESX/ESXi in x86 architecture. It allows you to run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, with each virtual machine sharing the resources of that one physical computer across multiple environments. Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical computer.

VMware vSphere is a cloud operating system, or virtualized data center platform. VMware vSphere includes these components:
  • VMware ESX / ESXi hypervisor. A type-1 hypervisor that functions as the virtualization server.
  • VMware vCenter Server. Manages vSphere environments.
  • VMware vSphere Client. Installs and manages virtual machines through the hypervisor. It allows you to deploy and export virtual machines, virtual appliances (a preconfigured virtual machine that typically includes a preinstalled guest operating system and other software), and vApps stored in Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF).
  • VMware VMFS. The file system component from VMware.