You can manage the Platform Services Controller appliance from the virtual appliance management interface or from the appliance shell.

If you are using an environment with an embedded Platform Services Controller, you manage the one appliance that includes both Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server. See vCenter Server Appliance Configuration.

Table 1. Interfaces for Managing the Platform Services Controller Appliance

Interface

Description

Platform Services Controller virtual appliance management interface (VAMI)

Use this interface to reconfigure the system settings of a Platform Services Controller deployment.

Platform Services Controller appliance shell

Use this command-line interface to perform service management operations on VMCA, VECS, and VMDIR. See Managing Certificates with the vSphere Certificate Manager Utility and Managing Services and Certificates With CLI Commands.