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How to repoint vCenter Server 6.x between External PSC within a site (2113917)

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Purpose

This article provides steps to repoint the vCenter Server 6.0 to External Platform Service Controller (PSC) to another External Platform Service Controller in the same site within your vSphere domain.

This article should not be used to point an Embedded PSC to an External PSC.   

For information on the different types of repointing within a vSphere domain, refer the table. Currently, repointing can only be done with Platform Service Controller nodes within the same vSphere domain.

Repoint Type Article
Repointing within a Site This article
Repointing between Sites 1 Repointing the VMware vCenter Server 6.0 between Sites in a vSphere Domain (2131191)
Repointing from Embedded PSC to External PSC 2 Reconfigure vCenter Server with Embedded Platform Services Controller to vCenter Server with External Platform Services Controller in the vSphere Upgrade guide.

Notes:
  1. Starting with vSphere 6.0 Update 1, you can move the vCenter Server between sites within the vSphere domain. You must upgrade the vCenter Server and Platform Services Controllers to Update 1 in order to use this process.

  2. Starting with vSphere 6.0 Update 1, you can decommission the Embedded Platform Services Controller on the vCenter Server and repoint the vCenter Server to an External Platform Service Controller. You must upgrade the vCenter Server and Platform Services Controllers to Update 1 in order to use this process.

Resolution

To move your vCenter Server between external Platform Services Controllers located in the same site:

Repoint a vCenter Server Appliance to another external Platform Service Controller in the same Site

  1. Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance Linux console as the root user.
  2. Run this command:

    shell.set --enabled true


  3. Run the shell command.
  4. Run this command to repoint the vCenter Server Appliance to Platform Services Controller (PSC) appliance:

    cmsso-util repoint --repoint-psc systemname_of_second_PSC

    Where, systemname_of_second_PSC is the system name used to identify the second Platform Services Controller.

    Notes
    :
    • The system name must be an FQDN or a static IP address and FQDN is case sensitive.
    • If the second Platform Services Controller runs on an HTTPS port that is different from the HTTPS port of the first Platform Services Controller, update the port number using this command:

      cmsso-util repoint --repoint-psc systemname_of_second_PSC --dc-port port_number

  5. Using the vSphere Web Client, log in to the vCenter Server instance in the vCenter Server Appliance to verify that the vCenter Server is up and running and manageable.
Repoint a Windows vCenter Server to another External Platform Service Controller

  1. Log in as an Administrator to the virtual machine or physical server on which you installed vCenter Server.
  2. Click Start > Run, type cmd and press Enter.
  3. Run this command to repoint the vCenter Server instance to the second Platform Services Controller:

    C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin\cmsso-util repoint --repoint-psc systemname_of_second_PSC --dc-port port_number

    Where, system_name_of_second_PSC is the system name used to identify the second Platform Services Controller.

    Notes:
    • The system name must be an FQDN or a static IP address and FQDN is case sensitive.
    • If the second Platform Services Controller runs on an HTTPS port that is different from the HTTPS port of the first Platform Services Controller, update the port number using this command:

      C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin\cmsso-util repoint --repoint-psc systemname_of_second_PSC --dc-port port_number

  4. Run this command to change to vCenter Server and/or Platform Services Controller installation directory:

    cd C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin

    Note: This command uses the default installation path. If you have installed vCenter Server and/or Platform Services controller to another location, modify this command to reflect the correct install location.

  5. Using the vSphere Web Client, log in to the vCenter Server instance to verify that the vCenter Server is active.

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