Before you begin working with vRealize Automation, you can familiarize yourself with basic vRealize Automation concepts. Using ScenariosYou can use scenarios to build working samples of vRealize Automation functionality that you can learn from or customize to suit your needs. Using the Goal NavigatorThe goal navigator guides you through high-level goals that you might want to accomplish in vRealize Automation. Introducing vRealize AutomationIT organizations can use VMware vRealize ™ Automation to deliver services to their lines of business. Tenancy and User RolesvRealize Automation supports multiple tenants in the same installation. Users always log in and perform their tasks in a specific tenant. Some administrator roles can manage configuration that affects multiple tenants. Service CatalogThe service catalog provides a common interface for consumers of IT services to use to request and manage the services and resources they need. Infrastructure as a ServiceWith Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), you can rapidly model and provision servers and desktops across virtual and physical, private and public, or hybrid cloud infrastructures. XaaS Blueprints and Resource ActionsXaaS architects can use the XaaS options to create blueprints and publish them to the service catalog. They can also create and publish post-provisioning operations that the consumers can perform on provisioned items. Common ComponentsvRealize Automation includes several common components in addition to the service catalog and catalog item sources such as Infrastructure as a Service and XaaS. Life Cycle ExtensibilityThe architecture of vRealize Automation is designed with extensibility in mind. To satisfy different extensibility use cases, vRealize Automation offers a variety of configuration options and tools.