When you install vCenter Server with an external Platform Services Controller, the Platform Services Controller installation wizard prompts you for the installation information. It is a best practice to keep a record of the values that you entered in case you must reinstall the product.

You can use this worksheet to record the information that you need for the installation of an external Platform Services Controller.

Table 1. Information Required for Installing an External Platform Services Controller
Required Information Default Your Entry
System name of the local system.

A system name to use for managing the local system. The system name must be an FQDN. If a DSN is not available, provide a static IP address.

New vCenter Single Sign-On domain. Domain name vsphere.local
User name administrator You cannot change the default user name during installation.
Password for the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator account.

The password must be at least 8 characters, but no more than 20 characters in length.

The password must conform to the following requirements:

  • Must contain at least one uppercase letter.
  • Must contain at least one lowercase letter.
  • Must contain at least one number.
  • Must contain at least one special character, such as ampersand (&), hash key (#), and percent sign (%).
Site name.

A name for the vCenter Single Sign-On site.

Join a vCenter Single Sign-On domain. Platform Services Controller FQDN or IP address
HTTPS port to communicate with an existing vCenter Single Sign-On domain 443
Password for the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator account.
Join an existing site or create a new site Name of the site to join or name of the new site.
HTTP port. 80
HTTPS port. 443
Syslog Service port. 514
Syslog Service TLS port. 1514
Secure Token Service port. 7444
Destination folder.
  • The folder in which to install the Platform Services Controller.
  • The folder in which to store data for the Platform Services Controller.

The installation paths cannot contain non-ASCII characters, commas (,), periods (.), exclamation points (!), pound signs (#), at signs (@), or percentage signs (%).

  • The default installation folder is C:\Program Files\VMware.
  • The default folder for data storage is C:\ProgramData\VMware.
Join or do not participate in the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).

For information about the CEIP, see the Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program section in vCenter Server and Host Management.

Join the CEIP