A business group is a collection of machine consumers, often corresponding to a line of business, department, or other organizational unit. To request machines, a vRealize Automation user must belong to at least one business group. Each group has access to a set of local blueprints used to request machines.

Business groups have the following characteristics:

  • A group must have at least one business group manager, who maintains blueprints for the group and approves machine requests.
  • Groups can contain support users, who can request and manage machines on behalf of other group members.
  • A vRealize Automation user can be a member of more than one business group, and can have different roles in each group.