Have a new Lenovo SR590 with a M.32 drive for operating system and Raid 10 setup on server. I downloaded VMware ESXI (newest version) and installed and it is functioning. I am setting up a about 4 VMs. I have the downloads for VCenter Server 6, VSphere 6 Essentials, and VSphere 6 Standard to download. The VMs are for Aruba Airwave, Aruba Clearpass, and Windows Servers. Needing some information on the best way to proceed. What is the difference between Server and Essentials or Standard? I am thinking I need to install the VCenter Server next on the server. Any information would be helpful.
Since you're new and have lots of basic questions, I'd recommend you start with the official product documentation, or one of dozens of blogs and books out there to answer your general questions.