Describe PSC architecture and components

From vSphere 6.0, the vCenter components are grouped into two separated roles, as follows:

  • The vCenter Server: Also called the management node, used to provide specific vCenter-related services.
  • The Platform Services Controller: Also called the infrastructure controller, used to provide common infrastructure services for different VMware products:
Figure 1.21: PSC and vCenter

Each role groups different types of services and functions, according to the following table:

Platform Service Controller

vCenter Server

Single Sign-On Custom roles Global permissions Certificate Authority VMware Certificate ...

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