The vRealize Automation appliance uses a PostgreSQL database server to maintain the vRealize Automation portal elements and services, the information about the catalog items that the appliance manages and the vRealize Orchestrator (embedded instance) configuration and workflows.

Table 1. vRealize Automation PostgreSQL Database Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Use the embedded PostgreSQL database within the vRealize Automation appliance.

Simplifies the design and enables replication of the database across the two vRealize Automation appliances for a future full HA implementation.