The vRealize Automation appliance uses a PostgreSQL database server to maintain the vRealize Automation portal elements and services, and the information about the catalog items that the appliance manages.

Table 1. vRealize Automation PostgreSQL Database Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Use the embedded PostgreSQL database within each vRealize Automation appliance.

Simplifies the design and enables replication of the database across the two vRealize Automation appliances.



Configure the embedded PostgreSQL database to utilize asynchronous replication.

Asynchronous replication offers a good balance between availability and performance.

Asynchronous replication provides a good level of availability in compliance with the design objectives.