This design deploys a single tenant containing two business groups.

  • The first business group is designated for manufacturing workloads.

  • The second business group is designated for finance workloads. 

Tenant administrators manage users and groups, configure tenant-specific branding, notifications, business policies, and catalog offerings. All users log in to the vRealize Automation console at the same URL, but the features available to them are determined by their roles.

The figure below illustrates the ROBO tenant design.

Figure 1. Rainpole Cloud Automation Tenant Design for Two ROBO Sites

Rainpole Cloud Automation Tenant Design for Two ROBO Sites

Table 1. Tenant Design Decisions

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Utilizes vRealize Automation business groups for separate business units (instead of separate tenants).

Allows transparency across the environments and some level of sharing of resources and services such as blueprints.

Some elements such as build profiles are visible to both business groups. The design does not provide full isolation for security or auditing.


Create separate fabric groups for each ROBO. Each fabric group represent ROBO specific data center resources. Each of the business groups have reservations into each of the fabric groups.

Provides future isolation of fabric resources and potential delegation of duty to independent fabric administrators.

Initial deployment will use a single shared fabric that consists of one compute pod.


Allow access to the default tenant only by the system administrator and for the purposes of managing tenants and modifying system-wide configurations.

Isolates the default tenant from individual tenant configurations.

Each tenant administrator is responsible for managing their own tenant configuration.


Evaluate your internal organization structure and workload needs. Configure vRealize Business Groups, Reservations, Service Catalogs, and templates based on your specific organization's needs.

vRealize Automation is designed to integrate with your individual organization's needs. Within this design, guidance for Rainpole is provided as a starting point, but this guidance may not be appropriate for your specific business needs.

Partners and Customers will need to evaluate their specific business needs.