The IT Automating IT use case showcases different typical use case scenarios of an IT professional.

The use case includes components at the foundation, cloud management, and operations layer.

Figure 1. IT Automating IT Components

At the management layer, the use case includes the following components.


As the base layer, VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server support infrastructure virtualization.

NSX for vSphere

At the heart of the use case is VMware NSX for vSphere, which supports flexible security policies. The policies can be based on the virtual network structure, virtual machine or OS type, dynamic security tags, and more. The result is granularity of security down to the virtual NIC.

The resulting data center supports isolation and segmentation, with drastically improved security.

At the operations management layer, because of certain automating IT scenarios, the use case includes the following components.

vRealize Log Insight

VMware vRealize Log Insight supports log management features that enable you to view and analyze logs by using customizable dashboards.

vRealize Operations Manager

VMware vRealize Operations streamlines and automates IT operations management. Deliver intelligent operations management from applications to infrastructure across physical, virtual and cloud environments with VMware vRealize Operations.

At the cloud platform management layer, the use case includes the following components.

vRealize Automation

VMware vRealize Automation provides a service catalog from which tenants can deploy applications, and a portal that lets you deliver a personalized, self-service experience to end users.

vRealize Orchestrator

VMware vRealize Orchestrator is a platform that provides a library of extensible workflows to allow you to create and run automated, configurable processes to manage the VMware vSphere infrastructure as well as other VMware and third-party technologies.

vRealize Business

VMware vRealize Business is a platform that provides automates cloud costing analysis, consumption metering, cloud comparison and planning, delivering the cost visibility and business insights you need to run your cloud more efficiently. It is also integrated with vRealize Operations Manager.