vRealize Business for Cloud integrates with various products and lets you use the information directly from the integration without having to manually enter the information.
vRealize Business for Cloud allows addition of one or more vCenter Server machines to get the complete inventory list. The inventory list contains information related to virtual machines configuration, ESXi host capacity, cluster capacity, storage policies, storage capacity, attributes and tags.
VMware vCloud Director
vRealize Business for Cloud integration with vCloud Director lets you view the organizational constructs from vCloud Director. vRealize Business for Cloud supports organization, organization virtual datacenter (vDC), virtual machines, and vApp constructs.
VMware vRealize Operations Manager
vRealize Business for Cloud can integrate with vRealize Operations Manager 5.x and 6.x through a vCenter Server. In an integrated environment, vRealize Business for Cloud collects the usable CPU and memory utilization for each clustered or unclustered ESXi host. It also collects information about the oversized virtual machines from vRealize Operations Manager.
When vRealize Business for Cloud is integrated with vRealize Operations Manager 6.x, vRealize Business for Cloud collects additional details about powered off and idle VMs and also details about used and remaining capacity of each data center in the registered vCenter Server. You can also set the expected CPU and memory utilization for the host by using the system defined value, which is computed by using historical averages, or by defining a global value, or by defining a value at each cluster level. This value is used for calculating the virtual machine cost allocation.
VMware vRealize Automation
vRealize Business for Cloud is tightly integrated with vRealize Automation. vRealize Business for Cloud appears as a tab, named as Business Management, in the vRealize Automation user interface. vRealize Business for Cloud uses the common services of vRealize Automation such as Single Sign-On support and identity management by means of an embedded VMware Identity Manager authentication and authorization. The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) component of vRealize Automation consumes the base rate APIs of vRealize Business for Cloud to compute blueprint price of virtual machines. vRealize Business for Cloud also has data integration with IaaS component of vRealize Automation. You can define rules and categorize according to vRealize Automation hierarchy.
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure
vRealize Business for Cloud can integrate with public cloud platform such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, which enables your organization to dynamically scale its IT infrastructure. vRealize Business for Cloud provides its users an overview of how their investments are spread across Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud.
EMC Storage Resource Management
vRealize Business for Cloud can integrate with EMC Storage Resource Management (SRM), which provides information about arrays, disks, and LUNs. These attributes forms the storage infrastructure of an organization and helps to determine the storage cost of virtual machines based on computed data store base rates. vRealize Business for Cloud supports EMC SRM 3.2 and later versions. Only the following EMC array families are supported: VNX, VMAX, ISILON, and VPLEX.
VMware NSX Manager
vRealize Business for Cloud can integrate with VMware NSX Manager, which is the centralized management component of NSX, and runs as a virtual appliance on an ESX host. You can define price for network components discovered by vRealize Business for Cloud from VMware NSX Manager through vCloud Director.