VMware vRealize Automation is available standalone or as part of VMware vRealize Suite and VMware vCloud Suite packages. Choose the edition that meets your specific needs.

Summary Comparison vRealize Automation
Features Standard (1) Advanced Enterprise
vRealize Automation
VMware Infrastructure Services, import, cloning only, vRealize Orchestrator Integration      
Multi-vendor, multi-cloud infrastructure (2), and multi-vendor SW provisioning    
Custom services (XaaS), approvals, reclamation, chargeback, multi-tenancy    
Application services  


Detail Comparison vRealize Automation
Features Standard Advanced Enterprise
Services Provisioned and Managed
Import existing virtual machines      
Infrastructure services (vSphere and vCloud only)      
Day-2 operations for infrastructure: Reconfigure, snapshot      
Infrastructure services (multi-vendor virtual, physical, and public cloud) (2)      
Custom services      
Application services ( virtual, private and public cloud)      
Day-2 operations for applications: Update, rollback, scale-in and scale-out  
Software Deployment Mechanisms
Hypervisor and vApp cloning      
Multi-vendor software deployment tools (e.g. BMC BladeLogic, HP Server Automation, Microsoft SCCM, NetApp FlexClone, Citrix Provisioning Server, Linux Kickstart/AutoYast, Windows WIM Imaging PXE Boot, Puppet, Chef, SaltStak and others)
Deploy integrated multi-tier applications
Leverage existing services in new application deployments (e.g. Production LoadBalancer)
Governance and Controls
Business rules, resource allocation and infrastructure service definition policies
Multi-tenancy and approvals
Application definition
Business Management
Chargeback and cost display throughout the product
Integration with VMware vRealize Business Standard Edition ( IT cost management solution)
Solution Extensibility
vRealize Orchestrator Integration
Optional vRealize Automation Development Kit (SDK)
VMware Cloud Management Marketplace solutions
Advanced Service Designer

(1) vRealize Automation Standard Edition is only available as part of the vCloud Suite Standard and is not sold standalone.

(2) Multi-vendor, multi-cloud management capabilities are only available with vRealize Automation standalone Editions and vRealize Suite. vCloud Suite Licenses are for managing vSphere capacity in private clouds only.