You can host vRealize Code Stream and vRealize Automation services on the same appliance by deploying vRealize Code Stream for evaluation.

You must deploy vRealize Code Stream for evaluation in a lab environment where vRealize Code Stream and vRealize Automation are both evaluation systems.

When you deploy vRealize Code Stream for evaluation, you can configure up to 50 pipeline models, execute up to 10 concurrent pipelines, and provision up to 2 concurrent virtual machines.


Do not deploy the product for evaluation in production environments.

Deploying vRealize Code Stream for evaluation


The components configured on the same appliance are:

  • vRealize Automation Services


    Setting up a vRealize Business Appliance is optional.

    For more information, see the Reference Architecture for vRealize Automation guide.

  • vRealize Code Stream Services

    vRealize Code Stream Services are installed automatically on any deployment of vRealize Automation. The services are enabled only after you apply the vRealize Code Stream license.

    For more information on how to apply vRealize Code Stream license, see the Installation and Configuration guide.

Although both vRealize Automation and vRealize Code Stream are deployed on the same appliance, vRealize Automation is considered as an external system. The plug-ins connect to vRealize Automation instance using an endpoint configuration. For more information on how to define an endpoint for vRealize Automation plug-ins, see the Configuring vRealize Automation guide.

Hardware Specification

The deployment must be configured with the minimal and required hardware specification. For more information on editing OVF settings for a virtual machine, see the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration guide.

Server Role


Hardware Specifications

vRealize Code Stream Appliance

vRealize Code Stream Services


RAM: 18 GB

Disk: 108 GB

Network: 1 GB/s


Users require access to certain ports. All ports listed are default ports.

Server Role


vRealize Code Stream Appliance



Port 8444 is required for the Virtual Machine Remote Console.

Administrators require access to certain ports, in addition to the ports that users require.

Server Role


vRealize Code Stream Appliance



Port 8443 is required for advanced identity management configuration.

The system must support the appropriate inter-application communications.

Server Role

Inbound Ports

Services/System Outbound Ports

vRealize Code Stream Appliance

HTTPS: 443

Identity Management Configuration: 8443

Virtual Machine Remote Console Proxy: 8444

SSH: 22

Virtual Appliance Management Console: 5480

LDAP: 389

LDAPS: 636

VMware ESXi: 902

vRealize Code Stream Appliance: 443

The vRealize Appliance requires access to ESXi host Port 902 to proxy console data to the user.