What is Platform Service Controller in vSphere 6.0
Platform Service Controller (PSC) introduced with vSphere 6.0, handles the infrastructure security functions such as vCenter Single Sign-On, licensing, certificate management and server reservation.
The PSC includes a set of common infrastructure service:-
- VMware vCenter Single Sign-On
- VMware Licence Server
- Certificate Authority
- Certificate Store
- VMware Directory Services
There are two different ways to install PSC, On the same vCenter server or an external server.
Below screenshot showing the installation options,
If you are using multiple vCenter servers External PSC Deployment is the best option.