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. Create a compute resources according to the cluster setup in vSphere.

vRealize Automation regularly collects information about known compute resources and the virtual machines provisioned on them through the proxy agents.

Table 1. Design Decisions on the Compute Resource Configuration in vRealize Automation

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Create a compute resource for each ROBO.

Each ROBO has one consolidated cluster available for tenant workloads and management components. One compute resource is required for this cluster.



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