vRealize Automation silent installation uses an executable that references a text-based answer file.

In the answer file, you preconfigure system FQDNs, account credentials, and other settings that you typically add throughout a conventional wizard-based or manual installation. Silent installation is useful for the following kinds of deployments.

  • Deploying multiple, nearly identical environments

  • Repeatedly redeploying the same environment

  • Performing unattended installations

  • Performing scripted installations