vCenter Server objects are datacenters, networks, datastores, resource pools, clusters, hosts, and virtual machines. Selecting an object allows you to view the status of the object and enables the menus so you can select actions to take on the object.


  • Locate the object by browsing or search.
    • From the vSphere Client Home page, click the icon for the appropriate inventory view, and browse through the inventory hierarchy to select the object.
    • Perform a search for the object, and double-click it in the search results.