VMware vRealize Suite - Hybrid Cloud Management Platform

vRealize Suite is a hybrid cloud management platform that helps IT enable developers to quickly build applications in any cloud with secure and consistent operations. It provides developer-friendly infrastructure (supporting VMs and containers) and a common approach to hybrid and multi-cloud, supporting major public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

VMware vRealize Suite: Cloud Management Platform

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VMware vRealize Suite: Hybrid Cloud Management Platform

See how vRealize Suite helps IT enable developers to quickly build applications in any cloud.

Multicloud Management Strategies

Multicloud Management Strategies

Find out how to identify key business imperatives driving multicloud adoption and more in this new IDC report.

Introducing vRealize Suite 2019

Find out what’s new and what’s improved in vRealize Suite 2019.

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VMware Leads in Cloud Management

Find out why IDC named VMware the leader in Cloud System and Service Management.

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vRealize Suite Hands-on Lab

Start your journey exploring the basic features of vRealize Suite with this free digital experience.

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How does vRealize Suite help manage your Hybrid Cloud?

Application Operations

Enables developers to quickly release, troubleshoot, and optimize performance of highly distributed microservice-based cloud applications in real time.

Self-Driving Operations

Helps IT continuously optimize capacity and performance based on operational and business intent.

Programmable Provisioning

Helps developers and IT easily access infrastructure and application resources on any cloud through API, catalog, or CLI with full lifecycle management.

What's Included in vRealize Suite

vRealize Automation 

Automated delivery of personalized infrastructure, applications and custom IT services.

vRealize Operations 

Self-driving Operations from applications to infrastructure, using AI / machine learning (ML) based performance and capacity optimization.

Automated costing, usage metering, and service pricing of cloud infrastructure.

vRealize Log Insight 

Real-time log managementand log analysis.

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 

Automated installation, configuration, upgrade, patch, drift remediation, health, and content management of vRealize products.

Better Together: Product Integrations For Your Cloud

VMware provides native integrations across the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) elements: compute, networking, storage, and management.

vRealize Suite provides a common approach for building and running an enterprise-grade hybrid cloud. VMware-based hybrid clouds powered by vRealize Suite:

  • Provide high levels of agility, control, and efficiency across both traditional and cloud-native container-based applications.
  • Give IT the ability to provide choice to their application development teams. They support multiple sandbox models for requesting services and giving developers the freedom to use the tools of their choice.


Container-based Application Development with Kubernetes

vRealize Automation + VMware Enterprise PKS

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Delivering Software-Defined Private Cloud

VMware Cloud Foundation

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Cloud Native Application Operations

vRealize Operations + VMware Enterprise PKS

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Operations

vRealize Operations + vSAN

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Secure Application Infrastructure

vRealize Automation + NSX
vRealize Network Insight + vRealize Log Insight + NSX

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Hybrid Cloud Operations

vRealize Operations + VMware Cloud on AWS

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IHS Markit

Global Information Powerhouse Automates IT with vRealize & NSX for a Competitive Edge

vRealize Suite Walkthrough

vRealize Suite Walkthrough

See how you can accelerate cloud service delivery, improve cloud operations, and optimize cloud costs.

Total Economic Impact of Self-Driving Operations with vRealize

A VMware-commissioned Forrester Total Economic Impact study demonstrates quantifiable ROI of 303 percent, a payback period of under three months, and $7.5M NPV over three years.

How Much Will You Save?

vRealize Upgrade Promotion - Get up to 65% Off

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vRealize Upgrade Promotion - Get up to 65% Off

Unleash the power of self-driving operations and upgrade from vRealize Operations Standard to vRealize Operations Advanced or vRealize Suite Standard.

Deploy and Manage Your vRealize Suite

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The Best Way to Deploy and Manage Your vRealize Suite

Developer Ready IT

Learn how IT can become more developer and DevOps ready.

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Industry Recognition

IDC Names VMware Market Leader in IT Automation

VMware named market leader in newly defined and expanded IT Automation and Configuration Management category.

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Ovum Names VMware Leader in Multicloud Management

Find out why independent analysts at Ovum named VMware Cloud Management Platform the overall leader in multicloud management.

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Forrester Names VMware Leader in Hybrid Cloud Management

Forrester gave VMware the highest possible score in cloud monitoring, product vision, market approach and partner ecosystem.

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Polaris Alpha

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Polaris Alpha

Stands up new dev environment complete with DevOps within 48 hours.


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Securely provisions resources in minutes with vRealize Automation.

Insight Enterprises

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Insight Enterprises

Uses the Cloud for Business Transformation.

Guardian Life Insurance

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Guardian Life Insurance

Integrates vRealize, NSX, and Horizon to better serve its customers.

vRealize Automation for compliance

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University of New Mexico

Uses vRealize Automation for compliance.

Dell EMC

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Dell EMC

Scales operations supporting 40 to 100 times more workloads while headcount remains flat.


VMware offers three vRealize Suite editions that provide different functionality at various price points, making it easy to license VMware vRealize Suite to meet your specific requirements and use cases with the right cloud management capabilities. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is available in all three editions.


Enterprise Edition: Supports Application Operations use cases for organizations looking to accelerate application delivery across both traditional and container-based applications. See the Enterprise Edition Product Walkthrough.


Advanced Edition: Supports Programmable Provisioning use cases for companies who need to accelerate the delivery of IT infrastructure services by automating delivery and ongoing management. See the Advanced Edition Product Walkthrough.


Standard Edition: Supports Self-driving Operations use cases for companies looking to improve application performance and availability via predictive analytics and smart alerts. See the Standard Edition Product Walkthrough.


Upgrades to vRealize Suite can be purchased for vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation, vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Business for Cloud Advanced, or from lower editions of vRealize Suite. Get more out of vRealize Suite with third-party integrations, adaptors and management packs. For a complete list, visit Solution Exchange.


vRealize Suite is also available in VMware vCloud Suite and VMware Cloud Foundation.



Compare vRealize Suite Editions

Compare vRealize Suite Editions

Choose from three vRealize Suite editions to meet your specific requirements and use cases.


VMware vRealize Suite cloud management platform is available in three editions:
Standard, Advanced and Enterprise. New portable licensing allows customers to manage multi-vendor private and public clouds with common licensing.


Hybrid Cloud Portable Licensing

VMware vRealize Suite cloud management platform is licensed using Portable License Unit (PLU) , giving you the flexibility to manage workloads regardless of whether they are on vSphere on-premises, third-party hypervisors, physical servers, or supported public clouds. There is no license switching or conversion required.


One PLU allows usage of vRealize Suite to manage unlimited OSIs/VMs deployed on one on-premises vSphere CPU or one VMware Cloud on AWS CPU. Alternately, vRealize Suite can manage up to 15 OSIs deployed on (i) other supported public clouds, or (ii) third-party hypervisors and physical servers.



vRealize Suite Portable License Unit

Portable License Unit

The VMware Portable License Unit gives you flexibility to manage a variety of workloads.


vRealize Suite

Can I upgrade a single vRealize Suite component (e.g. vRealize Operations)?

No, vRealize Suite is a single, integrated solution with a single license that does not break down into individual licenses for each component. Upgrades are available between vRealize Suite editions.

What are the hardware requirements for running vRealize Suite?

vRealize Suite is shipped as a vApp and will run on any hardware infrastructure that the VMware hypervisor platform (vSphere) can run on.

How can I try out vRealize Suite?

The vRealize Suite Hands-on Lab is a free evaluation that allows you to test-drive the full technical capabilities of vRealize Suite from your browser, with no installation required.

What level of ROI can enterprises expect when deploying VMware vRealize?

According to a Forrester report, vRealize Operations led to improved visibility, performance and capacity optimization, and faster remediation for enterprises that deployed it. These organizations experienced:

  • 20 percent reduction in hardware costs
  • 50 percent reduction in database management license costs over a three-year period
  •  93 percent reduction in unplanned downtime
  • 30 percent improvement in productivity
  •  Total ROI of 303 percent

Use our ROI estimation calculator to estimate the potential ROI for your organization.

Where can I find training courses and documentation for vRealize Suite?

Training courses in classroom, live online, and self-paced on-demand formats, as well as free elearning courses, are available in VMware Education. A variety of courses are available for each component of vRealize Suite, enabling you to take advantage of all its features and functions and get the most out of your vRealize environment.

Product documentation for vRealize Suite is available in VMware Docs.