From SSO to PSC: How to get There from Here

I’ve been mentioning for a while now the importance of considering how you want your PSC design to look in vSphere 6 to my customers. I’ve also made sure to point out that the path from an internal SSO (common in vsphere 5.x) to an external PSC (what I recommend to almost everyone in vSphere 6) is neither straightforward, nor automated.

But…it can be done. And Sean Whitney at Virtually Limitless tells you how in this post.

vCenter 6.0 Availability Guide Out; KB Detailing FT Support Published

The Availability Guide has now been published. Everything you need to know about options for vSphere and the PSC,

And KB 1024051 details our support statement around FT and other high availability options.

More on the PSC Embedded vs. External Decision: Deprecated Topologies

See this VMware KB article:  List of recommended topologies for VMware vSphere 6.0.x (2108548). Pay particular attention to the deprecated topologies:

It further reinforces my recommendation that unless you have a very, very tiny corner case, your Platform Services Controller (PSC) should be external.