The vRealize Automation appliance is a preconfigured Linux virtual appliance that contains the vRealize Automation server.
vRealize Automation is delivered as an open virtualization .ovf or .ova file. You deploy the virtual appliance on 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.
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 for high availability.