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. 

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 using the same URL, but the features available to them are determined by their roles.

Figure 1. Rainpole Cloud Automation Tenant Design for Two Regions

Rainpole Cloud Automation Tenant Design for Two Regions

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 property griups, are visible to both business groups. The design does not provide full isolation for security or auditing.


Create separate fabric groups for each deployment region. Each fabric group represent region-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 uses 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 organizational structure and workload needs. Configure vRealize Business Groups, reservations, service catalogs, and templates based on your organization's 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.