The Platform Services Controller Administration documentation explains how the VMware® Platform Services Controller™ fits into your vSphere environment and helps you perform common tasks such as certificate management and vCenter Single Sign-On configuration.
Platform Services Controller Administration explains how you can set up authentication with vCenter Single Sign-On and how to manage certificates for vCenter Server and related services.
|Getting Started with Platform Services Controller
|vSphere Authentication with vCenter Single Sign-On
|vSphere Security Certificates
A companion document, vSphere Security, describes available security features and the measures that you can take to safeguard your environment from attack. That document also explains how you can set up permissions, and includes a reference to privileges.
In addition to these documents, VMware publishes the vSphere Security Configuration Guide (formerly known as the Hardening Guide) for each release of vSphere, accessible at http://www.vmware.com/security/hardening-guides.html. The vSphere Security Configuration Guide contains guidelines on security settings that can or should be set by the customer, and security settings delivered by VMware that should be audited by the customer to ensure that they are still set to default.
This information is intended for administrators who want to configure Platform Services Controller and associated services. The information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and data center operations.
vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client
Instructions in this guide reflect the vSphere Client (an HTML5-based GUI). You can also use the instructions to perform the tasks by using the vSphere Web Client (a Flex-based GUI).
Tasks for which the workflow differs significantly between the vSphere Client and the vSphere Web Client have duplicate procedures that provide steps according to the respective client interface. The procedures that relate to the vSphere Web Client, contain vSphere Web Client in the title.