To ensure a successful repointing of a vCenter Server instance from an embedded to an external Platform Services Controller, all services of the existing embedded Platform Services Controller instance must be running.

Procedure

  1. Log in to a vCenter Server instance with an embedded Platform Services Controller.

    Option

    Steps

    For a vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller

    Log in to the appliance shell as root.

    • If you have direct access to the appliance console, press Alt+F1.

    • If you want to connect remotely, use SSH or another remote console connection to start a session to the appliance.

    For a Windows installation of vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller

    Log in to the Windows machine as an administrator.

  2. Verify that all Platform Services Controller services are running.

    Option

    Steps

    For a vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller

    Run the service-control --status --all command.

    For a Windows installation of vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller

    Select Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.

    The Platform Services Controller services that must be running are VMware License Service, VMware Identity Management Service, VMware Security Token Service, VMware Certificate Service, and VMware Directory Service.

  3. Repeat this procedure for each vCenter Server instance with an embedded Platform Services Controller.