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


Create at least one compute resource for each deployed region.

Each region has one compute cluster, one compute resource is required for each cluster.

As additional compute clusters are created, they need to be added to the existing compute resource in their region or to a new resource, which has to be created.


By default, compute resources are provisioned to the root of the compute cluster. In this design, use of vSphere resource pools is mandatory.