The vRealize Appliance is a preconfigured virtual appliance that deploys the vRealize Automation server. vRealize Automation is delivered as an open virtualization format (OVF) template. The system administrator deploys the virtual appliance to an existing virtualized infrastructure.

The server includes the vRealize Appliance console, which provides a single portal for self-service provisioning and management of cloud services, authoring, administration, and governance.

Appliance Database

During deployment of the virtual appliances, the Appliance Database is created automatically on the first vRealize Appliance. A replica database can be installed on a second vRealize Appliance to create a high-availability environment.