What is Platform Service Controller in vSphere 6.0

Platform Service Controller (PSC) introduced with vSphere 6.0, handles the infrastructure security functions such as vCenter Single Sign-On, licensing, certificate management and server reservation.

The PSC includes a set of common infrastructure service:-

  • VMware vCenter Single Sign-On
  • VMware Licence Server
  • Certificate Authority
  • Certificate Store
  • VMware Directory Services

There are two different ways to install PSC, On the same vCenter server or an external server.

Below screenshot showing the installation options,

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If you are using multiple vCenter servers External PSC Deployment is the best option.

Written by Sujith Surendran

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