This design deploys a single tenant containing two business groups.

  • The first business group is for manufacturing workloads provisioning.

  • The second business group is for finance 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 per their role.

Figure 1. Rainpole Tenant Design for Two ROBO Sites

Table 1. Design Decisions on the Tenant Configuration in vRealize Automation

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Use vRealize Automation business groups for individual business units instead of separate tenants.

Provides 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 separate fabric groups for each ROBO. Each fabric group represents ROBO-specific data center resources.

Each of the business groups has reservations in 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 cluster.


Let only the system administrator access the default tenant for 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.

The tenant configuration of vRealize Automation represents the needs of your organization.

In this design, use the guidance for the Rainpole tenant as a starting point.

Partners and customers must evaluate their business needs.