After you complete the restore process of the Platform Services Controller, you must run the vcenter-restore script on the vCenter Server instances registered with the restored Platform Services Controller.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vCenter Server virtual machine.
    • For a vCenter Server Appliance, log in to the appliance shell as root.

    • For a vCenter Server installed on Windows, log in to the virtual machine OS as an administrator.

  2. Verify that no vCenter Server services are running.
    • For a vCenter Server Appliance, run the service-control --status --all command in the appliance shell.

    • For a vCenter Server instance installed on Windows, from the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.

  3. Run the vcenter-restore script to complete the restore operation and start all the vCenter Server services.

    Option

    Action

    For a vCenter Server Appliance

    Run the vcenter-restore script in the appliance shell.

    vcenter-restore -u psc_administrator_username -p psc_administrator_password 
    

    For vCenter Server installed on Windows

    1. From the Windows command prompt, navigate to the vcenter-restore script.

      By default, the script is located in C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\.

    2. Run the vcenter-restore script.

      vcenter-restore -u psc_administrator_username -p psc_administrator_password
       
      Note:

      If you do not provide arguments three subsequent times, the script closes after notifying you that the required arguments were not provided.

    Here, psc_administrator_username is the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator user name which must be in UPN format.

  4. Verify that all vCenter Server services are running.
    • For a vCenter Server Appliance deployed as an appliance, run the service-control --status --all command in the appliance shell.

    • For a vCenter Server installed on Windows, from the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.