Powerful and Easy-to-Use Infrastructure Automation Platform

vRealize Automation Datasheet

Learn how vRealize Automation enables self-service provisioning with consistent compliance, policy and control.

vRealize Automation SaltStack Config

What’s New with vRealize Automation

Learn about the new and enhanced capabilities in the latest release.

Consistent Automation Across Clouds and Data Centers

Designed to deliver self-service clouds, multi-cloud automation with governance, and DevOps-based infrastructure management and security, vRealize Automation helps improve IT agility, productivity and efficiency so you can prepare for the future of your business.
Faster Time to Market

Faster Time to Market

Offload manual tasks with advanced workflows and agile templating. 

Ease of Use

Ease of Use

Rapidly set up and manage multi-cloud environments throughout the lifecycle with an intuitive, self-service consumption experience. 

Security and Control

Security and Control

Establish consistent policies across multi-cloud environments and strengthen infrastructure with native compliance management, flexible guardrails and vulnerability remediation.

Accelerated Innovation

Accelerated Innovation

Expedite the adoption of new, cloud-native technologies with a future-ready platform built on Infrastructure as Code and DevOps principles.

vRealize Automation Features

VMware Cloud Agnostic Template

Use a single cloud template to deploy on VMware Cloud or any major public cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and more) with Infrastructure as Code. 

Centralized Policy and Control

Maintain proper security and compliance with flexible guardrails including role-based policies across cloud environments.

Extensibility and Customization

Get full extensibility and customization with vRealize Orchestrator, Action-Based Extensibility (ABX) and built-in integrations with popular third-party tools.

Configuration Management

Achieve day 1 and 2 control for virtualized and cloud environments with intuitive configuration automation, vulnerability remediation and compliance enforcement.

Self-Service Multi-Cloud

Enable users to request and provision infrastructure resources across clouds with a unified and consistent IaaS consumption layer, self-service catalog and idempotent REST API.

Infrastructure Pipelining

Access user friendly release automation pipelines specifically tailored for CI/CD in infrastructure use cases.

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Features and Benefits

vRealize Videos and Podcasts

Learn more and simplify your experience with vRealize Automation by watching our Feature Focus video series and listening to our Ask An Expert podcast.

Total Economic Impact

Total Economic Impact

Understand the cost savings and benefits vRealize Automation can deliver for your organization.

DevOps Trends in Enterprise IT

DevOps Trends in Enterprise IT

Learn what DevOps means to IT professionals, plus their top challenges and barriers to adoption.

Compare Editions

Standard Plus

Basic edition for state management and Day 2 automation.

 

  • vRealize Automation SaltStack Config

Advanced

Full-featured edition offering centralized policy and control

 

  • Everything in Standard Plus
  • vRealize Orchestrator and Action Based Extensibility (ABX)
  • Service Broker and Cloud Assembly
  • VMware Cloud Templates

Enterprise

Offers additional integration and multi-cloud support

 

  • Everything in Advanced
  • Native public cloud endpoints
  • DevOps, Code Stream and Kubernetes (including Tanzu integrations)
  • Third party configuration tool integrations 

Software as a Service

On-Demand

You may cancel at any time without commitments or contracts.

1 Year Commitment

Paid in full up-front with no early termination.

3 Year Commitment

Paid in full up-front with no early termination.

List Price ($ per OSI)
$0.04527 per OSI/Hour
$245.0 per OSI/Year
$571.2 per OSI/3-Years
Effective Hourly Rate
$0.04527 OSI/Hour
$0.02797 OSI/Hour
$0.02174 OSI/Hour
Savings vs. On-Demand
N/A Up to 38%
Up to 52%
Overage
N/A Billed Monthly at the On-Demand Price
Billed Monthly at the On-Demand Price
Billing On-Demand
Paid Upfront
Paid Upfront
Support
Included Included
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Results

October 1, 2021

Evaluate migration requirements for users that are looking to move from the older vRealize automation 7 to the newer 8 or Cloud version.

March 25, 2021

View and manage additional disks (beyond boot) that are included in an image template. vRealize Automation Cloud can now recognize additional disks that come with a VM and treat them independently with Day 2 actions.

Blog
March 25, 2021

Keep your secrets safe. Eliminate the exposure of sensitive data by keeping secure properties encrypted in the database. vRealize Automation Cloud helps you create and encrypt secrete variables and consume them as part of VMware Cloud Templates or extensibility workflows.

Blogs
January 31, 2019

Use GCP Machines and Disks as VMware Cloud Template resources.

Blog
February 20, 2021

vRealize Automation Cloud availability in AWS Canada (Central), enables hosting in that region.

February 20, 2021

02.21 Update: Reconfigure or change security group settings and rules for VMware Cloud on AWS environments. Embed security and firewall rules in your workloads and configure them post-provisioning as a Day 2 action or iteratively, by updating your deployment. Create on-demand or assign existing NSX Security Groups directly on the design canvas and track all security groups under dedicated "Security" tab.

Blog - Part 3
January 28, 2021

vRealize Automation Cloud is tested and certified to work with Google Cloud VMware Engine - VMware's hosted cloud solution on Google Cloud.

Webpage
August 21, 2019

Manage the lifecycle of your existing workloads with automated workload and tag onboarding.

July 17, 2019

Flag VMware Cloud Template as private and control what can be shared at the project level.

Blog
December 18, 2020

Adapt the catalog request forms to the needs of your organization. Customize item fields and branding, and adapt input options dynamically. Use CSS to edit, import or export custom forms.

Blog - Extend with vRO Blog - CSS and Complex Input Types
August 21, 2019

Constraint who can access and edit Day 2 actions for existing workloads through the Service Broker policy engine.

July 17, 2019

Define the naming nomenclature of your VMs with custom machine naming.

Blog
December 17, 2020

Manage your teams more efficiently with property groups. Property groups let you templatize your cloud environment properties and reuse them for new catalog requests within a VMware Cloud Template.

July 17, 2019

Save time and resources by testing the validity of your VMware Cloud Templates before deploying them.

Blog
July 17, 2019

vRealize Automation Cloud are now listed in the G-Cloud 11 Digital Marketplace. G-Cloud 11 is the UK Government’s program committed to encouraging the adoption of cloud-based services across the Public Sector.

Cloud Assembly Service Broker Code Stream
December 17, 2020

Bring the power of the latest vRealize Orchestrator in vRealize Automation Cloud and VMware Cloud on AWS. vRealize Orchestrator is a modern workflow automation platform that improves IT agility and reduces operational risk by automating the execution of manual IT tasks and processes. In this release, vRealize Orchestrator for vRealize Automation Cloud now comes with a modern HTML5 interface, advanced Git integration, multiple scripting languages, and the ability to run/debug workflow schemas and actions. In addition, vRealize Orchestrator and ABX are deployed on the same appliance, and the integration with vRealize Automation Cloud is simple via automated authentication on VMware Cloud Services. With this addition the latest vRealize Orchestrator also becomes available for VMware Cloud on AWS environments.

Blog
July 17, 2019

Contain tag sprawl with tagging policies for your workload resources.

Blog
June 19, 2019

Manage and perform Day 2 actions for the individual machines of a deployment from the "Deployments" UI.

Blog
May 15, 2019

Exploit the full extent of infra-as-code capabilities with full-screen YAML editor.

Blog
December 16, 2020

Specify where you want a virtual machine object placed in your Active Directory structure using our out-of-the-box integration. Active Directory is also configurable within VMware Cloud Templates bringing more granularity in your resource authorization process.

Blog
December 17, 2020

Run your datacenter optimally by notifying end-user of resource optimization opportunities and let them take reclamation actions. Actions include power off, resize and delete.

December 18, 2020

Automate your network provisioning and configuration as-code, with vRealize Automation Cloud. vRealize Automation Cloud provides the ability to create provider and on-demand networks or use existing software-defined networks through the NSX integrations as well as leverage network resources from public cloud providers (AWS, Azure and GCP). vRealize Automation Cloud supports NSX Policy Mode, DNAT rules for port forwarding, advanced load balancer configurations, one-to-many association for NSX Manager to vCenter and the latest NSX-T version. Setup and configuration for load balancer health monitors is also supported. NSX-T Tier-1 routers (or NSX-V ESG) can be reused across networks within the same deployment.

Blog - Part 1 Blog - Part 2 Blog - Part 4
November 13, 2020

Manage the lifecycle of your workloads post-provisioning at the object or workload level. Out-of-the-box actions include lease change, delete, reboot, resize, power on/off, update, snapshot, suspend, tag editing, load balancer reconfigure including health monitors, network reconfigure, disk creation for storage DRS datastore cluster and VM movement to another network.

Blog - Network Reconfigure
November 12, 2020

Model cloud templates with services specific to AWS including EC2 Dedicated, S3, Route53, Redshift, RDS, Lambda, KMS, Kinesis, IAM, EMR, Amazon DB and Amazon API Gateway.

Blog Blog - Amazon DB & API Gateway
November 12, 2020

Track your alerts on vRealize Automation and take action directly, on the same console. Alerts can be assigned to any cloud object and a variety of actions can be available including resource reclamation, cloud zone analytics and owner notification, vRealize Operations Cloud required.

April 26, 2019

Collaborate with GitHub. Pull template definitions externally and work with templates natively in GitHub or an IDE.

Blog
November 12, 2020

Use Terraform to configure vRealize Automation constructs (including cloud accounts, cloud zones, projects, mappings and platform integrations), deploy and publish VMware Cloud Templates, provision any other Service Broker catalog item, and perform “Day 2” actions on deployments. These features enable several use cases for Terraform users that vRealize Automation can only address or is a better fit for. Most notably, VMware Cloud setup and consumption, cloud agnostic deployments, rule-based placement, workload lifecycle management and consistent resource policies. The latest version is verified and available through the Terraform Registry. Check out the GitHub release notes for the latest updates.

Terraform Registry GitHub Link Blog
May 15, 2019

Leverage Ansible Open Source to deliver applications and configuration management to your workloads during provisioning and de-provisioning with Cloud Assembly.

Blog
September 1, 2020

Intuitive drag-and-drop canvas to design VMware Cloud Templates. Declarative Infrastructure-as-Code YAML script is automatically created as objects are added in canvas (and vice-versa), in a low-code fashion. Apply tags to define placement rules. Add "free form" properties as metadata or to work with extensibility. Auto-complete properties and tags to facilitate consistent script development.

Blog - Introducing VMware Cloud Templates Blog - Infrastructure-as-Code in vRealize Automation Cloud
November 12, 2020

Implement external IPAM configuration with Infoblox integration out-of-the-box with network filtration to simplify selection of relevant networks.

Blog
April 26, 2019

Connect to PKS Endpoint and share the PKS plans across projects. Self-service request for creating a cluster. Admin provided shared cluster for the project. Discover and add existing PKS clusters on the endpoint.

Blog
October 15, 2020

Bring visibility on the utilization and consumption of your Cloud Zones. Cloud Zone Insights help monitor, inspect and forecast critical operational and consumption metrics. vRealize Operations Cloud required.

January 31, 2019

Expand functionality of templates with property interpolation - conditional statements within properties. Late binding of properties (i.e. IP Address). Inline property expressions (count, to_upper, base64_encode, to_json, etc.).

Documentation Blog
August 31, 2020

Acquire upfront pricing for new deployments and monitor cost for existing deployments by applying vRealize Operations Cloud-based pricecards. vRealize Operations Cloud required.

Blog
July 16, 2020

Establish the cloud surface to consume and automate VMware Cloud on AWS endpoints within minutes. Our onboarding experience includes a VMware Cloud on AWS in-product guided to quickly onboard and setup a fully automated cloud environment. Additionally, a pre-approved 45-day free trial for vRealize Automation Cloud is included to give you time to explore its transformational benefits on VMware Cloud on AWS.

Blog
April 25, 2019

Integrate with GitHub and GitLab to provide Source Control integration for Action Based Extensibility (ABX) Actions.

Blog
April 25, 2019

Publish and consume extensibility actions (ABX) directly from Service Broker as a catalog item. Apply policies to control ABX consumption.

Blog
April 25, 2019

Publish and consume vRealize Orchestrator directly from Service Broker as a catalog item. Apply policies to control workflow consumption.

Blog
August 31, 2020

Terraform is a first-class VMware Cloud Templates citizen. Terraform configurations can be pulled from Git and represented as template objects. Such canvas objects can be used to assemble hybrid blueprints bringing together the breadth of Terraform with the power of VMware Cloud Templates and placement logic. vRealize Automation Cloud manages Terraform state centrally, allowing teams to collaborate effectively on their deployments by preventing state file conflicts, data loss and corruption. Day 2 actions can be applied at the deployment level for any configuration and at the object level for resources that are supported natively in VMware Cloud Templates. All Terraform providers, including the ones Reusable TF configuration files can be consumed as Service Broker catalog items for self-service consumption. This will ensure consistent access control and governance with RBAC and resource policies (lease, approvals), as well as customization of request forms for Terraform files.

Blog Webinar
August 31, 2020

Bring the power of vSphere with Kubernetes at the fingerprints of your Kubernetes operators. Create Supervisor Namespaces for vSphere with Kubernetes directly from vRealize Automation Cloud. Assign Supervisor Namespaces to projects and provide access to Kubernetes resources. Use Supervisor Namespaces as a templates resource and share them on the Service Broker catalog for self-service. From there, you can customize the request inputs in a user-friendly interface and leverage the advanced policy engine to apply the appropriate level of control with resource limits and approvals.

Blog - Self-service Supervisor Namespaces & Resource Limits Blog - Kubernetes across vRealize Automation
August 31, 2020

Share, consume and manage vRealize Automation Cloud catalog items through the ServiceNow ITSM plugin. vRealize Automation Cloud brings all the cloud richness to the ServiceNow ITSM, providing a single consolidated catalog for cloud and business requests with closed loop governance and advanced workload lifecycle management actions. Implement advanced workflows with multi-level approvals, custom request forms, email notifications and automated ticket creation for failed deployments. Supports Orlando, Madrid and New York ServiceNow versions.

ServiceNow Store Link Blog for Version 8.1 Blog for Version 8.0.1
April 26, 2019

Leverage Kubernetes clusters as template resource type. Easily configure, deploy and manage the lifecycle of Kubernetes clusters.

Blog
June 15, 2020

Monitor workload health indicators through vRealize Operations Cloud Integration. vRealize Operations Cloud required.

May 18, 2020

Create your own Day 2 Actions leveraging the power of vRealize Orchestrator. Use Custom Day 2 Actions to automate and implement tailored processes and workflows specific to your environment.

Blog
June 1, 2020

vRealize Automation Cloud availability in AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore), enables hosting in that region.

Blog
July 16, 2020

Define tailored roles with granular access control to adapt to your organization's needs. While vRealize Automation Cloud provides a comprehensive list of out-of-the-box roles, custom roles empower organizations with diverse access requirements. Permission levels include "manage", "run", "view-only" and span across functionality areas of the product.

Blog
June 22, 2020

vRealize Automation Cloud availability in AWS Europe (Frankfurt), enables hosting in that region.

Blog
July 16, 2020

Setup and manage Virtual Private Zones (VPZs) and share IaaS resources across projects while maintaining tenant isolation. For managed service providers, shared infrastructure multi-tenancy ensures optimal resource allocation and control. With this capability provider organizations can define VPZs and assign them to tenant organizations. Currently supported for provider organizations through VMware Cloud Provider Hub.

June 15, 2020

Gate deployment actions for critical workloads and ensure proper resource allocation with approval policies. Approvals are critical to ensure the right level of control for your cloud organisation. Approvals can be applied on new or existing "brownfield" deployments, any Service Broker catalog item or Day 2 action and can be triggered based on granular, resource-level criteria.

Blog - Updated
May 19, 2020

Actions execute via function-as-a service in AWS Lambda, Azure Functions for public clouds, and OpenFaaS for on-prem. Tie actions to lifecycle events of your infrastructure with subscriptions. Create inputs in VMware Cloud Templates and define package dependencies and requirements. Establish and release versions for actions. Create workflow chains of actions across clouds and establish failure actions. Share ABX actions across projects. PowerShell, Python 3 and NodeJS languages supported.

Blog - ABX Intro Blog - ABX Improvements Blog - ABX On-prem Blog - PowerShell and Sharing for ABX
June 15, 2020

Optimize workload performance and capacity with smart workload placement based on vRealize Operations Cloud metrics and rules. vRealize Operations Cloud required.

Blog
May 18, 2020

Develop resource elements specific for your environment leveraging the power of vRealize Orchestrator. Custom Resources can be incorporated and fully managed as a VMware Cloud Template resource type.

Blog
March 31, 2020

Authorize level of access and control based on role assignment . Available roles include admin, user types and view-only. Role assignments can take place both at the project and organization level.

January 22, 2020

vRealize Automation Cloud availability in AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney), enables hosting in that region.

April 20, 2020

SDK to easily integrate third-party IPAM solutions in vRealize Automation Cloud that are not supported out-of-the-box.

April 21, 2020

Automate the provisioning and lifecycle management of vSphere workloads with vRealize Automation Cloud. Self-service vSphere machines consumption, on-demand or as part of a VMware Cloud Template based on predefined placement rules and resource policies. Support for vSphere 7 included.

March 31, 2020

Expand the DevOps reach in your organization with Code Stream pipeline requests directly through our catalog. Pipelines as a catalog item make DevOps process accessible beyond programmers; to any IT or business user. Additionally, all the Service Broker goodness with consistent governance and custom request forms naturally becomes part of your CI/CD processes.

Blog
February 19, 2020

Support your configuration management of deployed resources with Ansible Tower integration. Ansible components are directly consumable as a VMware Cloud Template first-class citizen both for new or existing deployments.

Blog
September 9, 2021

vSphere network objects can now be onboarded along with the VM while executing an onboarding plan. When a VM is onboarded, the attached vSphere network object will also be
onboarded and the network object will show up on the deployment canvas.

Test
March 25, 2021

Interface with Code Stream CI/CD pipelines through the command line. Built in Golang and inspired by the kubectl CLI this feature brings one more way to interact with the Code Stream Rest APIs directly.

Blog GitHub Repo VMware Fling

Frequently Asked Questions

vRealize Automation is a modern infrastructure automation platform with event-driven state management and compliance. It is designed to help organizations control and secure self-service clouds, multi-cloud automation with governance, and DevOps-based infrastructure delivery. Customers benefit from increased scalability, speed, flexibility and reliability as they reduce the complexity of their IT environment, streamline IT processes and deliver a DevOps-ready automation platform.

vRealize Automation can be integrated with third-party services including GitHub, Ansible, Puppet and external IPAM providers such as Infoblox. For more information, see Integrating vRealize Automation with Other Applications.

vRealize Automation automates the delivery of IT services by providing a portal for provisioning and managing apps. Through its various components, it allows multi-cloud provisioning, automated application and infrastructure delivery, software configuration management and workflow automation.

See the vRealize Automation Hardware Specifications document for details about the hardware requirements for each component of vRealize Automation.

Learn the basics of VMware vRealize Automation with the intro Hands-on Lab (HOL). Or go deeper with the advanced lab to explore complex service authoring capabilities. HOLs are always free, up and running on your browser in minutes, and require no installation.

Yes. You can explore these case studies that show how our customers have achieved agility and more efficient IT service delivery using vRealize Automation. See how IT organizations are successfully taking advantage of automation to solve their business and IT challenges. Or download the case study insights eBook.

Set up the storage and network of your vCenter Server cluster configurations to meet certain requirements so that you can install Application Services in vCloud Director or vSphere.

VMware Cloud Templates define VMware Cloud infrastructure provisioning and orchestration. As the templating engine of vRealize Automation, it specifies the infrastructure resources to be deployed across private, hybrid and public clouds.

vRealize Automation SaltStack Config  is a powerful software configuration management capability available in vRealize Automation. With it, you can easily define optimized, compliant software states and enforce them across your entire environment—virtualized, hybrid or public cloud—with powerful, intuitive configuration automation.

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