You can use the GUI installer to perform an interactive deployment of a Platform Services Controller appliance as the first instance in a new vCenter Single Sign-On domain or as a replication partner in an existing vCenter Single Sign-On domain. You must run the GUI deployment from a Windows, Linux, or Mac machine that is in the network on which you want to deploy the appliance.


You must deploy the replicating Platform Services Controller instances in a sequence.

Deployment Workflow of a Platform Services Controller Appliance
Deployment workflow that consists of two stages


With stage 1 of the deployment process, you deploy the OVA file, which is included in the vCenter Server Appliance installer, as a Platform Services Controller appliance.


When the OVA deployment finishes, you are redirected to stage 2 of the deployment process to set up and start the services of the newly deployed Platform Services Controller appliance.