Your environment might consist of many vCenter Server instances that are registered with a single Platform Services Controller. You can use vSphere Data Protection to restore a virtual machine that contains a Platform Services Controller. You can also use vSphere Data Protection to restore either virtual machines that contain vCenter Server instances or vCenter Server Appliance instances that are registered with a single external Platform Services Controller.

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If vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller instances fail at the same time, you must first restore the Platform Services Controller and then the vCenter Server instances.

You can install or deploy a Platform Services Controller and register several vCenter Server instances with the same Platform Services Controller. You can use vSphere Data Protection to restore your environment if the external Platform Services Controller fails.

You can install or deploy a Platform Services Controller and register several vCenter Server instances with the same Platform Services Controller. You can use vSphere Data Protection to restore the whole environment, so that if any of the vCenter Server instances fails, you can restore the failed vCenter Server instance.