The Orchestrator Appliance is a preconfigured virtual machine optimized for running Orchestrator. The appliance is distributed with preinstalled software.

The Orchestrator Appliance package contains the following software:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Update 3 for VMware, 64-bit edition

  • PostgreSQL

  • Orchestrator

The default Orchestrator Appliance database configuration is production ready.

Note:

To use the Orchestrator Appliance in a production environment, you must configure the Orchestrator server to authenticate through vRealize Automation or vSphere. For more information about configuring an authentication provider, see Configuring a Standalone Orchestrator Server.

For information about configuring a database for production environments, see Setting Up the Orchestrator Database.