Your environment might consist of vCenter Server or a vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller. You can use vSphere Data Protection to restore a vCenter Server environment with an embedded 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.

You can restore to the original location the full image backup of a virtual machine that contains vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller manually by using the Restore backup wizard.

You can manually restore the full image backup of a virtual machine that contains a vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller by using the Restore backup wizard.

The direct‐to‐host emergency restore operation lets you restore the virtual machine that contains vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller when vCenter Server becomes unavailable or when you cannot access the vSphere Data Protection user interface by using the vSphere Web Client.

Power on the restored virtual machine that contains the restored vCenter Server instance.