You can upgrade a vSphere SSO to vCenter Platform Services Controller (PSC), a component of vSphere 6.x. Because PSC uses a different port from other supported SSOs, you must edit your vRealize Appliance configuration to specify the new port.

You can upgrade to PSC as part of your product upgrade or as an independent product component.


PSC version 6.0 that was introduced in vSphere 6.0 allows you to specify a tenant name other than vsphere.local. vRealize Automation requires vsphere.local as the name of the default tenant because you cannot enter the name of the tenant on the SSO tab of the management console when you configure vRealize Automation. If you have used another name, rename the tenant to vsphere.local.

Upgrade your vCenter SSO appliance to vCenter PSC.

Instructions for upgrading a 5.5 vCenter SSO to vCenter PSC are available from the vSphere documentation center and the white paper vCenter Server Deployment searchable at

If you are upgrading to PSC as part of a complete product upgrade, upgrade your vRealize Automation deployment before beginning the following procedure.


Navigate to the vRealize Appliance management console by using its fully qualified domain name,


Log in with user name root and the password you specified when you deployed vRealize Appliance.


Click the vRA Settings tab and click SSO from the menu bar.


Change the value in the SSO Port text box to 443.


Enter the default administrator name administrator@vsphere.local in the SSO Admin User text box.


Enter the SSO administrator password in the SSO Admin Password text box. The password must match the password you specified in the SSO settings for the Identity Appliance.


Click Save Settings.


If you are prompted with a warning about an untrusted host, click OK to proceed and to restart vRealize Appliance services.


Wait for all services to restart before using vRealize Automation.


Click the Services tab.


Monitor the Registered Services listing. You can click Refresh to see the latest information.

The Platform Services Controller server is in use.