Sunday, June 28, 2020

3 Ways to get VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC) information from vCenter Server 6.5




      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
In most of the larger enterprises, They will be having hundreds and thousands of  ESXi hosts and also multiple vCenter Servers to manage the ESXi hosts in the virtualized infrastructure. With multiple vCenter Servers in the environment, I even personally feel a bit difficult to identify the servers which are associated with vCenter Servers such as  Platform Services controller, External database servers, and Update Manager.  We need to identify the associated Platform services controller before Upgrading vCenter Server. This is essentially important when performing vCenter upgrade and troubleshooting purposes.

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



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3 Ways to get VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC) information from vCenter Server 6.5

      From vSphere 6.5 , VMware Changes its vCenter architecture by introducing Platform services controller (PSC) by replacing vCente...