This design deploys a single tenant containing two business groups.

  • The first business group is designated for production workloads provisioning.

  • The second business group is designated for development workloads provisioning.

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.

Figure 1. Rainpole Cloud Automation Tenant Design for Consolidated SDDC

Rainpole Cloud Automation Tenant Design for Consolidated SDDC

Table 1. Tenant Design Decisions

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


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

Using separate business groups allows transparency across environments, and some level of sharing resources and services such as blueprints.

Some elements, such as property groups, are visible to both business groups.


Create a single fabric group for the consolidated pod. Each of the business groups have reservations into this fabric group.

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



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 these organizational needs.

vRealize Automation is designed to integrate with your 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 must evaluate their specific business needs.