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.

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.

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Joining external Platform Services Controller instances in the same vCenter Single Sign-On domain, ensures high availability of your system.

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If a Platform Services Controller instance fails in an environment that contains multiple Platform Services Controller instances, you must deploy a new Platform Services Controller instance and join it to an active node in the same vCenter Single Sign-On domain, and site.

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After you restore a failed Platform Services Controller in an environment that contains multiple vCenter Server instances registered with different external Platform Services Controller instances, you must repoint back the vCenter Server instances to the restored Platform Services Controller.