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 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.

Allows transparency across the environments and some level of sharing of resources and services such as blueprints.

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


Create a single fabric group for the consolidated cluster. Each of the business groups have reservations in 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 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 business groups, reservations, service catalogs, and blueprints in the vRealize Automation instance based on your organization's needs.

vRealize Automation integrates with your organization's needs.

Within this design, use the guidance for the Rainpole tenant is as a starting point. This guidance might not apply to your specific business needs.

Partners and customers must evaluate their business needs.