After you restore the failed Platform Services Controller instances in an environment that contains multiple vCenter Server instances registered with different external Platform Services Controller instances, you must repoint back the vCenter Server instances to the restored Platform Services Controller nodes.


Verify that the external Platform Services Controller instances are within a single site and replicate the infrastructure data within a single domain.


  1. Log in to the vCenter Server instance.
    • For a vCenter Server Appliance, log in to the vCenter Server Appliance shell as root.
    • For a vCenter Server instance on Windows, log in as an administrator to the vCenter Server virtual machine or physical server.
  2. If the vCenter Server instance runs on Windows, in the Windows command prompt, navigate to C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin.
  3. Run the cmsso-util script.
    cmsso-util repoint --repoint-psc psc_fqdn_or_static_ip [--dc-port port_number]
    where the square brackets [ ] enclose the command options.
    Here, psc_fqdn_or_static_ip is the system name used to identify the Platform Services Controller. This system name must be an FQDN or a static IP address.
    Use the --dc-port port_number option if the Platform Services Controller runs on a custom HTTPS port. The default value of the HTTPS port is 443.
  4. Log in to the vCenter Server instance by using the vSphere Web Client to verify that the vCenter Server instance is running and can be managed.


The vCenter Server instance is registered with the restored Platform Services Controller.