From vSphere 6.5, VMware Changes its vCenter architecture by introducing Platform services controller (PSC) by replacing vCenter SSO server. VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC) is a component of the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite. PSC deals with identity management for administrators and applications that interact with the vSphere platform.
Below are the Components that are installed with platform Service controller includes:
- VMware Appliance Management Service (only in Appliance-based PSC)
- VMware License Service
- VMware Component Manager
- VMware Identity Management Service
- VMware HTTP Reverse Proxy
- VMware Service Control Agent
- VMware Security Token Service
- VMware Common Logging Service
- VMware Syslog Health Service
- VMware Authentication Framework
- VMware Certificate Service
- VMware Directory Service
vCenter Server Deployment Models:
- vCenter Server with external Platform Services Controller (Separate appliance or server for PSC & vCenter)
- vCenter Server with embedded Platform Services Controller (Both PSC & vCenter Server are installed on Single VCSA appliance or VM
1. Get Platform Service Controller from vSphere Web Client
Log in to vCenter Server using vSphere Web Client -> Click on Home -> select Administration -> System Configuration -> Nodes. Select to nodes to understand the deployment type of the node.
2. Get Platform Services Controller from vCenter Advanced Settings
Log in to vCenter Server using vSphere Web Client -> Click on Home -> Hosts & Clusters -> Select vCenter Server -> Configure -> Advanced Settings and Search for “sso-admin”.
3. Get Platform Services Controller from vCenter Server appliance CLI
Login to your vCenter Server appliance using SSH with root credentials. Switch to Bash shell using command “Shell”. Execute the below command to get the Platform Services controller (PSC) information.
/usr/lib/vmware-vmafd/bin/vmafd-cli get-ls-location --server-name localhost