Welcome to VMware vRealize® Automation™ documentation. Learn how you can provide a secure portal where authorized administrators, developers, or business users can request new IT services. Manage your cloud and IT resources, while ensuring compliance with business policies.

Get started building your provisioning infrastructure. Create blueprints for your deployable infrastructure, applications, desktops, and many others. Provide the common service catalog where requests for IT services that are processed, providing a consistent user experience despite any underlying heterogeneous infrastructure. Plan and deliver a CICD build and pipeline.

Before you begin with vRealize Automation

Because of major changes between 7.x and 8.0 and later, you must pay particular attention to the version of vRealize Automation that you are running. The user experience is very different.

Here are a few ways that they are different.

Primary features 8.0 and later 7.6 and earlier
User Interface vRealize Automation Console
Initial log in page on vRealize Automation 7.6 and earlier.
Main navigation A single URL with a collection of applications that you access from a shared console. URL-driven user interface where you must know the URL to access the embedded applications.
Services From the console, you can access the new vRealize Automation services.
  • Cloud Assembly, where you add and maintain your infrastructure, create application blueprints, and manage deployments.
  • Service Broker, where you provide the blueprints and other templates to your consumers in a catalog. Your consumers can manage their deployments. You also create and apply policies.
  • Code Stream, where you create and manage your continuous integration and continuous delivery of software.
  • vRealize Orchestrator, where you design workflows that can turn anything into a service.
From the user interface, you add and maintain your infrastructure, create application blueprints, define policies, and manage deployments.

This UI is where your consumers access the catalog.

vRealize Code Stream is a separate application with a separate URL.

vRealize Orchestrator is embedded in vRealize Automation. You must have the URL to access vRealize Orchestrator.

Are you ready to get started with vRealize Automation?

Choose your path.

8.0 7.6

If you are running 8.0, you can get started using these articles.

If you are running 7.6 or earlier, take a look at these articles. The links are to a particular version, but you can select your version in the table of contents or on an individual article.

To use vRealize Automation in a guided training environment, enroll in the Hands-on-Lab and look for HOL-2021-01-CMP - vRealize Automation - Getting Started.

When you are ready, consider looking at the other VMware Cloud Management blogs.

Did you know that vRealize Automation is part of a suite of products?

vRealize Automation integrates with other products in the vRealize Suite.

For more information, including access to hands-on-labs, you can visit the vRealize Automation product page.