Frequently Asked Questions

VMware Aria Hub is a transformational multi-cloud management solution unifying cost, performance, and config and delivery automation in a single platform with a common control plane and data model for any cloud, any platform, any tool, and every persona.

VMware Aria Graph is a graph-based data store that captures the resources and relationships of a multi-cloud environment.  Expressly designed for the operational challenges of cloud-native applications and environments, Aria Graph provides a single source of truth that is updated in near-real time.

VMware Aria Guardrails is a multi-cloud governance and policy management capability of VMware Aria Automation that provides a foundation for public cloud guardrail configuration and enforcement.

VMware Aria Migration accelerates and simplifies the multi-cloud migration journey by identifying and migrating applications to the optimal cloud, based on the user’s goals for security, performance, cost, and time.

VMware Aria Business Insights discerns relevant insights from full-stack event correlation leveraging AI/ML analytics to eliminate business downtimes, reduce MTTR, and prevent future issues.

Learn the basics of VMware Aria Hub powered by VMware Aria Graph by walking through a demonstration.

You can also request to try out the free tier of VMware Aria Hub.

VMware Aria Hub and VMware Aria Graph are NOT available for purchase.  They are capabilities included as part of the VMware Aria Universal Suite (formerly vRealize Cloud Universal) license. 

Customers can purchase VMware Aria Universal Suite.  VMware Aria Universal Suite customers are entitled to VMware Aria Hub and VMware Aria Graph.

Customers can also request to try out the free tier of VMware Aria Hub.

VMware Aria Hub Free Tier is a freemium offering, providing you access to limited features of VMware Aria Hub powered by VMware Aria Graph free of charge.

VMware Aria Hub Free Tier is initially hosted in AWS US-West region, but customers across geographies are welcome to sign up and use.

Unlike a limited time trial, you can continue to use VMware Aria Hub Free Tier as long as VMware continues to offer and support it.

You will receive an email invitation from VMware with access details.

The Free Tier includes the ability to inventory, map, filter, and search resources from up to two native public cloud accounts, currently from either Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. It also helps you understand the relationships of your resources to other resources, policies, and other key components in your public cloud and Kubernetes environments. You also get access to visibility into CIS benchmark violation data coming from VMware Aria Automation for Secure Clouds and list price costing for resources coming from VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth. In addition, suggestions for automatically discovered applications are provided using resource metadata. You can use these suggestions, edit them, and/or create your own applications manually to better understand the dependencies and relationships of your business applications.

You do not need to have any existing VMware product licenses or subscriptions to sign up and start using VMware Aria Hub Free Tier.

Existing VMware Aria Universal Suite customers can sign up and try VMware Aria Hub Free Tier. However, it is recommended to wait for the VMware Aria Hub and VMware Aria Graph features to become available In the VMware Aria Universal Suite, SaaS. For VMware customers that have services active within an existing CSP organization, VMware Aria Hub Free Tier cannot be activated within that existing organization - VMware Aria Hub Free Tier can only be activated in new CSP organizations dedicated to this freemium service, and the Free Tier data cannot be transferred later to an existing CSP organization.



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