After restoring a vCenter Server instance, you must validate the state of the vCenter Server and vCenter Single Sign-On.


  1. In a web browser, log in to the management domain vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client (https://<vcenter_server_fqdn>/ui).
  2. In the inventory, click the management domain vCenter Server inventory, click the Summary tab, and verify that there are no unexpected vCenter Server alerts.
  3. Click the Linked vCenter Server systems tab and verify that the list contains all other vCenter Server instances in the vCenter Single Sign-On domain.
  4. Log in to the recovered vCenter Server instance by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.
  5. Run the command to navigate to the bin directory.
    cd /usr/lib/vmware-vmdir/bin
  6. Validate the current replication status.
    1. Run the command to list the current replication partners of the vCenter Server instance with the current replication status between the nodes.
      ./vdcrepadmin -f showpartnerstatus -h localhost -u administrator -w vsphere_admin_password
    2. Verify that for each partner, the vdcrepadmin command output contains Host available: Yes, Status available: Yes, and Partner is 0 changes behind.
    3. If you observe significant differences, because the resyncing might take some time, wait five minutes and repeat this step.
  7. Repeat the procedure for the other vCenter Server instance.