vSphere 6.0 has finally arrived! Many engineers and architects are wondering what are the new recommended topologies for the Platform Services Controller (PSC) and vCenter Server. I have compiled a list of recommended topologies in vSphere 6.0. For starters, you can think of the PSC as Single Sign-On + more. It provides the same functionality as SSO would have, but has additional services and functionality built in. All of these topologies can utilize either a Windows deployment, or an appliance for the PSC and or vCenter Server.
vCenter Server with an Embedded PSC
Multiple vCenter Servers with an External PSC
Multiple PSCs and one or more vCenter Servers.
PSCs with a Load Balancer
Obviously there are many more combinations that you can use, but these are a very high level of whats recommended. Again it’s important to note that you the PSCs or vCenter Servers can be either Windows based or appliance based, whatever suits your environment best!