You can monitor and manage services by using the vSphere Web Client. You can change the settings of only a few services.

There are slight differences between the services available for a vCenter Server instance that runs on a Windows system and those available for vCenter Server Appliance on Linux.

Note:

Only the default values of the service properties have undergone all product testing cycles. Avoid the usage of nondefault values without guidance from VMware.

Services that You Can Configure in vCenter Server Appliance

You can use vSphere Web Client to configure the following services in vCenter Server Appliance:

Service

Description

Auto Deploy

Lets you perform stateless ESXi caching. See Auto Deploy Service.

Content Library Service

Manages OVF templates, ISO images, and scripts for vSphere administrators. See Content Library Service.

Hardware Health Service

Collects and analyzes IPMI sensor metrics for hardware that runs ESXi. See Hardware Health Service.

Transfer Service

Provides support for moving content, such as VM templates, scripts, and ISO images across sites and vCenter Server instances. See Transfer Service Properties.

VMware Open Virtualization Format Service

Supports the provisioning of OVF based virtual machines. For a list of settings you can configure for this service, see VMware Open Virtualization Format Service.

VMware Syslog Service

Provides support for system logging, network logging, and collecting logs from hosts. You can use the Syslog service to redirect and store ESXi messages to a server on the network. See VMware Syslog Service.

VMware vSphere ESXi Dump Collector Service

Collects core dumps from remote hosts. See VMware vSphere ESXi Dump Collector.

vAPI Endpoint

Provides a single point of access to vAPI services. For a list of general settings that you can configure for this service, see vAPI Endpoint.

Services that you can configure in vCenter Server

You can configure the following services on a vCenter Server instance that runs on a Windows machine:

Service Name

Description

Auto Deploy

Lets you perform stateless ESXi caching. See Auto Deploy Service.

Content Library Service

Manages OVF templates, ISO images, and scripts for vSphere administrators. See Content Library Service.

Hardware Health Service

Collects and analyzes IPMI sensor metrics for hardware that runs ESXi. See Hardware Health Service.

Transfer Service

Provides support for moving content, such as VM templates, scripts, and ISO images across sites and vCenter Server instances. See Transfer Service Properties.

VMware Open Virtualization Format Service

Supports the provisioning of OVF based virtual machines. For a list of settings you can configure for this service, see VMware Open Virtualization Format Service.

VMware vSphere ESXi Dump Collector Service

Collects core dumps from remote hosts. See VMware vSphere ESXi Dump Collector.

vAPI Endpoint

Provides a single point of access to vAPI services. For a list of general settings that you can configure for this service, see vAPI Endpoint.