Your environment might contain multiple vCenter Server instances registered with different external Platform Services Controller instances that replicate their data. You can use vSphere Data Protection for backing up and restoring the whole environment. If all Platform Services Controller instances fail, you can restore the environment.

Important: You can back up and restore only virtual machines that contain vCenter Server, vCenter Server Appliance, and Platform Services Controller. You cannot back up and restore physical machines that are running vCenter Server by using vSphere Data Protection.

Restore the virtual machine and the services of the most recently backed up Platform Services Controller instance by using the direct-to-host emergency restore. After the restore is complete, deploy new Platform Services Controller instances and join them to the restored Platform Services Controller instance. After the deployment, you can repoint the vCenter Server instances to the newly deployed Platform Services Controller instances.