The VMware vCenter Server Appliance is a preconfigured Linux-based virtual machine that is optimized for running vCenter Server and associated services.
The vCenter Sever Appliance is supported only on ESX/ESXi 4.0 and 4.1 and ESXi 5.0. Therefore it does work on VMware workstation minus very poor performance.
The following features are not supported by the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.
SQL Server as a supported database
DB2 as a supported database
Log In to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web Console
1. Go to the configuration address that your VMware vCenter Server Appliance virtual machine provides
https://VMware vCenter Server Appliance IP address:5480.
2. Type your user name and password, and click Login.
3. The initial default user name is root, and the default password is vmware.