You can install vRealize Automation through different means, each with varying levels of interactivity.
To install, you deploy a vRealize Automation appliance and then complete the bulk of the installation using one of the following options:
A consolidated, browser-based Installation Wizard
Separate browser-based appliance configuration, and separate Windows installations for IaaS server components
A command line based, silent installer that accepts input from an answer properties file
An installation REST API that accepts JSON formatted input
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.
If you installed earlier versions of vRealize Automation, note the following changes before you begin.
This release of vRealize Automation introduces an installation API that uses a JSON formatted version of the silent installation settings.
This release supports the changing of vRealize Automation appliance host names.
This release of the vRealize Automation Installation Wizard introduces a post-installation option to migrate data from an older deployment.