To complete a minimal deployment, a system administrator installs the vRealize Automation appliance and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) components.
vRealize Automation appliance includes the Web console interface and support for single sign-on capabilities. It is installed as a virtual appliance.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is installed on a Windows Server machine.
The IaaS uses an SQL database that can be installed on the same machine as IaaS or on its own server.
The following figure shows the relationship and purpose of components of a minimal installation.