Your environment might consist of many vCenter Server instances that are registered with a single Platform Services Controller. You can use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore a virtual machine that contains a Platform Services Controller. You can also use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore either virtual machines that contain vCenter Server instances or vCenter Server Appliance instances that are registered with a single external Platform Services Controller.

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If vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller instances fail at the same time, you must first restore the Platform Services Controller and then the vCenter Server instances.