You can use vSphere Data Protection to restore an environment in which the vCenter Server instances are registered with different Platform Services Controller instances, and the infrastructure data is replicated between the Platform Services Controller instances.

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.

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 to back up and restore the whole environment so that if a Platform Services Controller fails, you can restore the failed Platform Services Controller.

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.

Your environment might contain multiple vCenter Server instances registered with different external Platform Services Controller instances, while the infrastructure data is replicated between thePlatform Services Controller instances. You can use vSphere Data Protection to restore any failed vCenter Server instance.