I'm in the process of breaking out Embedded PSCs to External PSCs.
I have a question regarding the SRM configuration.
At present the VC is pointing to it's Embedded PSC, SRM is pointing to the vCenter & its Embedded PSC.
I have deployed an external PSC as a replication partner with the embedded PSC, is it possible to now repoint SRM to the external PSC BEFORE repointing the vCenter to the external PSC or is it a requirement that SRM uses the same PSC as the vCenter?
Ideally i'd like to removal all external reliance on the embedded PSC before re-pointing the VC to the external PSC and retiring the embedded PSC.
Before is what i'd like to do...
did You find any valid answer for your question since? I'm in the same situation and I'm looking for supported SRM deployment and migration models with embedded PSC for SRM 6.1 and 6.5.
I think if that external psc is really a replication partner then you could repoint. Usually when you setup srm to point to a psc it would ask which vcenter point to (if you have multiple vcenters in the same sso site that the pscs are associated with)
you can check the SRM documentation - section Configuring the Platform Services Controller and Selecting the Correct vCenter Server Instance in an Enhanced Linked Mode Environment
It's recommended to re-point VC to new PSC and after that to modify SRM installation to use new PSC with old VC.
Hope this helps,