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In preparation for migrating from vCenter 6.5 w/ embedded PSC, to a external PSC I needed to validate the replication between my new external PSC and the embedded platform services controller. To validate PSC replication partners, the vdcrepadmin utility can be used. For more information see https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2127057

Note in the above commands, for the -w parameter, non alpha characters must be escaped with a \ otherwise you may get authentication failures.

I am now able to continue with the external psc migration as detailed here: docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/co…

And finally, from the external PSC we can verify replication partners again to see that the embedded PSC has been decommissioned, and the external PSC is the only one listed:

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