Validate the operational status of the Platform Services Controllers in Region A and Region B after you perform a software maintenance operation in the SDDC.

About this task

Perform the following verification tasks against each Platform Services Controller instance:

  • Health Status

  • Version

  • Authentication (Active Directory connectivity and identity sources)

  • Certificate

  • Services

Table 1. URLs and FQDNs of the Platform Services Controller Instances

Setting

Cluster

Region A

Region B

FQDN

Management

sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

lax01m01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local

Shared edge and compute

sfo01w01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

lax01w01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local

VAMI

Management

https://sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local:5480

https://lax01m01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480

Shared edge and compute

https://sfo01w01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local:5480

https://lax01w01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480

Administration UI

Management

https://sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/psc

https://lax01m01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local/psc

Shared edge and compute

https://sfo01w01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/psc

https://lax01w01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local/psc

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management interface of the Platform Services Controller virtual appliance.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      mgmtpsc_root_password

  2. Verify the Health Status and the Single Sign-On status for this Platform Services Controller.
    1. In the Navigator, click Summary.
    2. On the Summary page, under Health Status, verify the following states.

      Setting

      Value

      Overall Health

      Good

      CPU

      Good

      Memory

      Good

    3. On the Summary page, under Single Sign-On, verify the following state.

      Setting

      Value

      Status

      Running

  3. Verify the version of the Platform Services Controller.
    1. In the Navigator, click Update.
    2. On the Update page, under Current version details, verify the following details are correct.

      Setting

      Value

      Vendor

      VMware, Inc.

      Appliance Name

      VMware vCenter Server Appliance

      Update Version

      vcenter_appliance_version

      Description

      VMware Platform Services Controller

  4. Log in to the Platform Services Controller administration interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/psc.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  5. Verify the connection status between the Active Directory and the Platform Services Controller.
    1. In the Navigator, click Appliance Settings and click the Manage tab.
    2. On the Manage page, under Active Directory, verify that following details are correct.

      Setting

      Value

      Domain

      SFO01.RAINPOLE.LOCAL

      Organizational Unit

      -

  6. Verify the identity sources for the Platform Services Controller.
    1. In the Navigator, click Configuration, and click the Identity Sources tab.
    2. On the Identity Sources page, verify the following identity sources are listed.

      Type

      Domain

      -

      vsphere.local

      Local OS

      localos

      Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication)

      rainpole.local (default)

  7. Verify the certificate of the Platform Services Controller.
    1. In the Navigator, click Certificate Store.
    2. On the Certificate Store page, select __MACHINE_CERT from Store.
    3. Select __MACHINE_CERT from the list, click Show Details and verify that the following details are correct.

      Setting

      Value

      Issued By

      certificate_authority

      Status

      The certificate is valid

      Signature Algorithm

      SHA256withRSA

  8. Verify that all Platform Services Controller services are available and running.
    1. Open an SSH connection to the virtual machine sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      mgmtpsc_root_password

    3. Run the following command and verify the status of services.
      service-control --status
    4. Verify the output as follows:
      Running:
       applmgmt lwsmd pschealth vmafdd vmcad vmdird vmdnsd vmonapi vmware-cis-license vmware-cm vmware-psc-client vmware-rhttpproxy vmware-sca vmware-statsmonitor vmware-sts-idmd vmware-stsd vmware-vapi-endpoint vmware-vmon
  9. Repeat the procedure for the remaining Platform Services Controller instances in Region A and Region B.