You can deploy vRealize Automation in a variety of configurations. To ensure success, familiarize yourself with the deployment and configuration options, and the sequence of tasks required.

If you installed earlier versions of vRealize Automation, note the following changes before you begin.

  • This release of vRealize Automation includes the Installation Wizard that was introduced in vRealize Automation 7.0. The wizard continues to be the recommended method for unscripted installations and supports minimal or distributed deployments.

  • This release of vRealize Automation introduces a console-based, scripted installation that works in conjunction with an answer file that you configure in advance.

  • This release introduces a command line interface for installation tasks that you might want to perform after initial installation, such as adding another vRealize Automation appliance to your deployment for high availability.

  • This release moves the guest and software agent installer download page.


After installation, you start using vRealize Automation by customizing the environment and configuring one or more tenants, which sets up access to self-service provisioning and life-cycle management of cloud services. The secure vRealize Automation Web portal allows administrators, developers, or business users to request IT services and manage specific cloud and IT resources based on their roles and privileges. Users request infrastructure, applications, desktops, and IT service through a common service catalog.