Rainpole is a scenario where you, a vSphere administrator, want to install a minimal vRealize Automation deployment into your existing vSphere environment. You use the installation wizard to install vRealize Automation and create initial content catalog items that help you quickly configure an environment to use as a proof of concept.

A proof of concept deployment is not suitable for production. When you complete the proof of concept deployment, you configure it as a development environment where you and your IT team create and test blueprints. You can export blueprints and other design elements out of your development environment and into your production environment.