Infrastructure sources can include a group of virtualization compute resources or a cloud service account.

An IaaS administrator configures an infrastructure source by specifying the endpoint details and credentials that vRealize Automation can use to communicate with the source.

vRealize Automation collects information about all configured infrastructure sources at regular intervals.

Table 1. Examples of Infrastructure Source Endpoints

Infrastructure Source



vCenter Server

vCloud Air

vCloud Air OnDemand or subscription service

vCloud Director

vCloud Director server

Amazon or OpenStack

Cloud service account

Hyper-V (SCVMM)

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager server


Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization server