After you install vRealize Business for Cloud, you can add vCenter Server instances to vRealize Business for Cloud and retrieve the inventory information from your virtual environment. You can edit or delete vCenter Server instances from vRealize Business for Cloud. You can use the edit option to update the vCenter Server information when the vCenter Server certificate or the password changes.


  • Verify that you have vCenter Server details.

  • Verify that you have additional vCenter Server user permissions, other than Read-only. To add additional permissions to the vCenter Server user, perform the following steps.

    1. Log in to vCenter Server as an administrator.

    2. Create a clone of the Read-only role in a vCenter Server.

    3. Include the Storage views.View and Profile-driven storage.Profile-driven storage view permissions to the clone.

    4. If you have integrated vCenter Server with VMware vRealize Operations Manager, include the Global.vCenter Operations User and Global.vRealize Operations Read Only permissions to the clone.

    5. Create a user in vCenter Server for vRealize Business for Cloud and assign this cloned role to the user.


  1. Log in to vRealize Business for Cloud or data collection manager:
    • If you are using a vRealize Automation-integrated vRealize Business for Cloud setup, log in at https://vRealize_Automation_host_name/vcac/org/tenant_URL by using credentials of a tenant administrator, click Administration and Business Management.

    • If you are using a vRealize Business for Cloud standalone setup, log in at https://vRealize_Business_for_Cloud_host_name/itfm-cloud as an administrator and click Business Management.

    • If you are using a remote data collector, log in to https://Remote_Data_Collector_IP_address:9443/dc-ui/login.html by using the root user credentials.

  2. Click Manage Private Cloud Connections.
  3. Select vCenter Server, and click the add option.
  4. Enter the required details to add the instance.
  5. Click Save and click OK in the Success dialog box.

    If the instance is not using SSL certificate from certificate authority, a dialog box with untrusted SSL certificate is displayed. vRealize Business for Cloud does not verify the revocation status of the SSL certificate. You must verify the status manually before accepting the certificate.

  6. Click Install.

    If the credentials are valid, the instance is added to the vRealize Business for Cloud.


    If the SSL certificate changes after addition of instance into vRealize Business for Cloud, data collection might fail. This is because, the instance presents a new untrusted certificate. You can edit the instance and then accept the new certificate.

    You can perform the same procedure to add multiple instances.

  7. To edit the details, select the instance entry from the table, click the edit option, modify the details, click Save and click OK in the Success dialog box.
  8. To delete an instance, select the instance from the table, click the delete icon in the instance row and click Delete in the confirmation dialog box.


  • When you add a vCenter Server, vRealize Business for Cloud manages all the virtual machines that are part of the vCenter Server.

  • The changes in entities such as virtual machines, hosts and clusters due to addition or deletion of vCenter Server reflects on the vRealize Business for Cloud user interface only after a successful completion of cost calculation.