Your environment might consist of vCenter Server or a vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller. You can use a third-party product to restore a vCenter Server environment with an embedded Platform Services Controller.
- Restore the vCenter Server virtual machine onto the ESXi host using a third-party solution.
- Log into the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface, https://appliance-IP-address-or-FQDN:5480.
- Run the reconciliation operation and provide the Single Sign-On credentials.
- If you are restoring the last embedded node in the enhanced linked mode deployment, run the reconciliation operation with the ignore_warnings flag selected.
What to do next
Power on the restored virtual machine that contains the restored vCenter Server instance.