vRealize Business for Cloud provides end-user transparency in the costs that are associated with operating workloads. A system, such as vRealize Business, to gather and aggregate the financial cost of workload operations provides greater visibility both during a workload request and on a periodic basis, regardless of whether the costs are "charged-back" to a specific business unit, or are "showed-back" to illustrate the value that the SDDC provides.

vRealize Business integrates with vRealize Automation to display costing during workload request and on an ongoing basis with cost reporting by user, business group or tenant. Additionally, tenant administrators can create a wide range of custom reports to meet the requirements of an organization.

Table 1. vRealize Business for Cloud Standard Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Deploy vRealize Business for Cloud as part of the cloud management platform and integrate it with vRealize Automation.

You have tenant and workload costing provided by vRealize Business for Cloud.

You must deploy more appliances - for vRealize Business for Cloud and for remote collectors.


Use the default vRealize Business for Cloud appliance size (8 GB). For vRealize Business for Cloud data collector, use a reduced memory size of 2 GB.

Default vRealize Business for Cloud appliance size supports up to 10,000 VMs Remote Collectors do not run server service, and can run on 2 GB of RAM.



Use the default vRealize Business reference costing database.

Default reference costing is based on industry information and is periodically updated.

Default reference costing might not accurately represent actual customer costs. vRealize Business Appliance requires Internet access to periodically update the reference database.


Deploy vRealize Business as a two-VM architecture with a vRealize Business data collector in the consolidated cluster.

Deploying a separate vRealize Business collector allows for a future expansion of the CMP.



Use the existing cross-region application virtual network for the vRealize Business for Cloud server.

Provides a consistent deployment model for management applications and ensures growth to a dual-region design is viable.

Requires implementation of NSX to support this network configuration.

Table 2. vRealize Business for Cloud Virtual Appliance Resource Requirements per Virtual Machine



Number of vCPUs



8 GB for Server / 2 GB for Remote Collector

vRealize Business function

Server or remote collector