vRealize Business for Cloud provides end-user transparency in the costs that are associated with operating workloads.

vRealize Business integrates with vRealize Automation to display costing during workload request and on an ongoing basis with cost reporting by user, business group or tenant. Additionally, tenant administrators can create a wide range of custom reports to meet the requirements of an organization.

vRealize Business can collect data from geographically distributed endpoints without the need to directly connect the primary instance. The data collector connects to management components such as vCenter Server and pushes data back to the vRealize Business appliance located in the hub.

Table 1. vRealize Business for Cloud Standard Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Deploy one vRealize Business remote collector appliance in the management application virtual network.

vRealize Business remote collectors are used to send cost data back to the primary vRealize Business appliance.

The communication with vCenter Server involves an additional Layer 3 hop through an NSX edge device.

Table 2. vRealize Business Virtual Appliance Resource Requirements



Number of vCPUs



8 GB for Remote Collector

vRealize Business function

Remote collector