You can manage the vCenter Server from the vCenter Server Management Interface or from the vCenter Server shell.

For more information about managing vCenter Server, see vCenter Server Configuration.

Table 1. Interfaces for Managing the vCenter Server
Interface Description
vCenter Server Management Interface Use this interface to reconfigure the system settings. See Manage vCenter Server with the Management Interface.
vCenter Server shell Use this command-line interface to perform service management operations on VMCA, VECS, and VMDIR. See Managing Certificates with the vSphere Certificate Manager Utility and Managing Services and Certificates with CLI Commands.