Introduced in vSphere 6.0, the PSC is a component used to provide common infrastructure services for VMware products.

The PSC is an important component in the design that provides services not only for vCenter Server or vSphere but for the VMware products in general. SSO, for example, can be shared also to other VMware products to provide a centralized user authentication (for example, vRealize Orchestrator, vRealize Automation).

Depending on your environment and the infrastructure design, vCenter Server and the PSC can be deployed in two different ways—embedded or external:

  • Embedded: This is the preferred choice for small environments. vCenter Server can be deployed with an embedded PSC to simplify the management and, because both components ...

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