The vRealize Automation appliance is a preconfigured virtual appliance that contains 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 Automation appliance product 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, a PostgreSQL appliance database is created automatically on the first vRealize Automation appliance. A replica database can be installed on a second vRealize Automation appliance to create a high-availability environment.