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. The PostgreSQL is also used to host data pertaining to the embedded instance of vRealize Orchestrator.

Table 1. Design Decisions on the PostgreSQL Database in vRealize Automation

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Use the embedded PostgreSQL database server in each vRealize Automation Appliance. This database is also used by the embedded vRealize Orchestrator.

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