vRealize Automation includes a console-based, command line interface for performing installation adjustments that might be required after initial installation.

The command line interface (CLI) can run installation and configuration tasks that are no longer available through the browser-based interface after initial installation. CLI features include rechecking prerequisites, installing IaaS components, installing certificates, or setting the vRealize Automation host name to which users point their Web browser.

The CLI is also useful for advanced users who want to script certain operations. Some CLI functions are used by silent installation, so familiarity with both features reinforces your knowledge of vRealize Automation installation scripting.