After you complete the restore process of the Platform Services Controller, you must run the vcenter-restore script on the vCenter Server instances registered with the restored Platform Services Controller.

1

Log in to the vCenter Server virtual machine.

For a vCenter Server Appliance, log in to the appliance shell as root.

For a vCenter Server installed on Windows, log in to the virtual machine OS as an administrator.

2

Verify that no vCenter Server services are running.

For a vCenter Server Appliance, run the service-control --status --all command in the appliance shell.

For a vCenter Server instance installed on Windows, from the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.

3

Run the vcenter-restore script to complete the restore operation and start all the vCenter Server services.

Option

Action

For a vCenter Server Appliance

Run the vcenter-restore script in the appliance shell.

vcenter-restore -u psc_administrator_username -p psc_administrator_password 

For vCenter Server installed on Windows

1

From the Windows command prompt, navigate to the vcenter-restore script.

By default, the script is located in C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\.

2

Run the vcenter-restore script.

vcenter-restore -u psc_administrator_username -p psc_administrator_password
 
Note

If you do not provide arguments three subsequent times, the script closes after notifying you that the required arguments were not provided.

Here, psc_administrator_username is the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator user name which must be in UPN format.

4

Verify that all vCenter Server services are running.

For a vCenter Server Appliance deployed as an appliance, run the service-control --status --all command in the appliance shell.

For a vCenter Server installed on Windows, from the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.