A virtualization compute resource is a vRealize Automation object that represents an ESXi host or a cluster of ESXi hosts. When a group member requests a virtual machine, the virtual machine is provisioned on these compute resources. vRealize Automation regularly collects information about known compute resources and the virtual machines provisioned on them through the proxy agents.

Table 1. Compute Resource Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Assign the consolidated cluster as a compute resource in vRealize Automation.

This allows vRealize Automation to consume compute resources from the underlying virtual infrastructure.



By default, compute resources are provisioned to the root of the compute cluster. In this design, use of vSphere resource pools is mandatory and the provisioned VMs will be created within a dedicated resource pool.