You can configure a vCloud Automation Center Appliance as a dedicated PostgreSQL database by disabling all unused services on the appliance.

The vCloud Automation Center Appliance installs with an embedded PostgreSQL database. In a minimal installation, you can use the database in its embedded form. However in a distributed installation where high availability and redundancy are important, you typically configure a separate vCloud Automation Center Appliance to act as a standalone PostgreSQL database.

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Using the embedded vCenter Orchestrator instance is not supported with a standalone PostgreSQL database. If you configure a standalone database, you must also configure vCloud Automation Center to use an external vCenter Orchestrator server. For information about configuring an external vCenter Orchestrator server, see Advanced Service Designer Configuration.

Deploy an additional vCloud Automation Center Appliance to use as a dedicated PostgreSQL database. See Deploy the vCloud Automation Center Appliance.

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Clocks on the Identity Appliance server, vCloud Automation Center server, PostgreSQL database server, and Windows servers must be synchronized to ensure a successful installation.

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To use a vCloud Automation Center Appliance as a dedicated PostgreSQL database, disable all services on the appliance that are not used by the embedded PostgreSQL database.

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After you configure the vCloud Automation Center Appliance for use as a dedicated PostgreSQL database, you change the password for the database owner.

Configure your leading cluster vCloud Automation Center Appliance and set it to use your standalone PostgreSQL Database. See Configure the Primary vCloud Automation Center Appliance.