This VMware Validated Design uses the vRealize Orchestrator instance that is embedded within the vRealize Automation appliance, instead of using a dedicated or external vRealize Orchestrator instance.

Table 1. vRealize Orchestrator Deployment Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

CSDDC-CMP-VRO-01

Use the vRealize Orchestrator instance that is embedded within the vRealize Automation appliance.

The use of embedded vRealize Orchestrator provides the following advantages:

  • Faster time to value.

  • Reduced number of appliances to manage.

  • Easier upgrade path and better support-ability.

  • Performance improvements.

  • Removes the need for an external database.

Overall simplification of the design leading to a reduced number of appliances and enhanced support-ability.