The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager installation method installs SaltStack Config on a single node (server). After installation, a Salt master, SaltStack Config, a Redis database, and a PostgreSQL database all run on this same node.

As it runs, the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager installer for SaltStack Config:

  • Installs Python 3.6 on the node (if it wasn’t previously installed).
  • Installs Salt and its necessary dependencies (if it wasn’t previously installed).
  • Makes this server a Salt master.
  • Applies the Salt states needed to install SaltStack Config.
  • Installs the required versions of PostgreSQL, Redis, and Python Setuptools on the server.

Before you start

Before you begin the installation process, ensure you have read and completed the steps on all pre-installation pages. For more information, see Installation PrerequisitesInstallation prerequisites.

Install vRealize Automation

In addition to these prerequisites, you must have a pre-existing installation of vRealize Automation before you begin the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager installation process.

Use the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager installer

For a vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager installation, see the following topics in VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager documentation:

Note: For single-node installations:
  • The script on the installer does not modify firewall rules.
  • Ensure that access is allowed to port 443 in your firewall rules for all appropriate systems (Salt masters, web-based interface users, remote systems calling the API (RaaS), and so on).

To run the installer on your node:

  1. In the terminal, run the command:
    sudo ./
  2. As the script runs, verify that your terminal displays the message:
    Installing SaltStack Config...

    While installing, the terminal might display this message for several minutes.

    As this script runs, it installs the latest stable version of Python and Salt if they are not already installed. It also configures this node as a Salt master and minion.


    If both the Salt master service and minion service are installed, the script skips this step and proceeds with the setup of SaltStack Config. If either the Salt master service or the minion service packages are installed, but not both, the script fails as a safeguard to prevent the user from accidentally disrupting an existing installation.

    After installing Python and Salt, the script installs:

    • A PostgreSQL database
    • A Redis database
    • RaaS, also known as SaltStack Config

If you encounter an error while running the installer, refer to the Troubleshooting page.

What to do next

Once this installation process is complete, you must complete several post-installation steps. For more information, see Post installation steps.