VMware vRealize ™ Automation provides a secure portal where authorized administrators, developers, or business users can request new IT services. In addition, they can manage specific cloud and IT resources that enable IT organizations to deliver services that can be configured to their lines of business in a self-service catalog.

This documentation describes the features and capabilities of vRealize Automation. It includes information about the following subjects:

  • vRealize Automation components

  • Common service catalog

  • Infrastructure as a Service

  • Advanced Service Designer

For information about VMware vRealize ™ Business ™ Standard Edition or vRealize Automation Application Services, see the documentation for the respective product or feature.


Not all features and capabilities of vRealize Automation are available in all editions. For a comparison of feature sets in each edition, see https://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-automation/.

Intended Audience

This information is intended for anyone who needs to familiarize themselves with the features and capabilities of vRealize Automation.

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