vRealize Suite is available in standard, advanced, and enterprise editions. A vRealize Suite edition contains individual products with different product editions and different capabilities.

The standard, advanced, and enterprise editions of vRealize Suite each provide a different set of features, outlined in the following table.
Note: vRealize Business for Cloud was available as Standard and Advanced editions in vRealize Suite 2018. In vRealize Suite 2019, the hybrid cloud costing capabilities that include on-premises SDDC deployments and VMware Cloud on AWS, are now included in vRealize Operations, as Advanced and Enterprise editions. VMware announced the End of Availability (EOA) of VMware VMware Business for Cloud, effective January 29th, 2021. Hence, VMware Business for Cloud is no longer available for vRealize Suite 2019. For more information, refer to KB 81827.
Table 1. vRealize Suite Edition Capabilities
vRealize Suite Product vRealize Suite Capability Standard Edition Advanced Edition Enterprise Edition
vRealize Operations Manager (includes vRealize Log Insight) Log analysis Yes Yes Yes
Operations platform Yes Yes Yes
Visualization Yes Yes Yes
Policy management Yes Yes Yes
Performance monitoring and analytics Yes Yes Yes
Capacity management Yes Yes Yes
Workload balancing Yes Yes Yes
Change, configuration, and compliance management Yes Yes Yes
Application dependency mapping Yes Yes Yes
Application monitoring No No Yes
vRealize Business for Cloud Automatic virtual infrastructure metering, costing, and pricing Yes Yes Yes
Automatic service catalog pricing, integrated with vRealize Automation Yes Yes Yes
Virtual infrastructure consumption analysis Yes Yes Yes
Exportable data set that allows automatic reporting Yes Yes Yes
Public cloud and virtualization infrastructure cost comparison Yes Yes Yes
Public cloud costing, consumption analysis, and pricing No Yes Yes
Role-based showback in virtual infrastructure and public cloud No Yes Yes
Data center optimization, integrated with vRealize Operations Manager No Yes Yes
Quantifying virtual infrastructure reclamation opportunities, integrated with vRealize Operations Manager No Yes Yes
Custom reporting, visual charts, and API for automatic data extraction No Yes Yes
vRealize Automation Infrastructure as a Service No Yes Yes
Unified Service Catalog No Yes Yes
Self-service Provisioning No Yes Yes
Governance and Compliance Policies No Yes Yes
Resource lifecycle management (Day 2 Operations) No Yes Yes
Extensibility No Yes Yes
Xaas No Yes Yes
Hybrid Cloud (VMware Cloud on AWS) No Yes Yes
Mulit-Cloud capabilities, including cloud agnostics blueprints No No Yes
Code stream for DevOps No No Yes
Application provisioning and management No No Yes
Kubernetes Support No No Yes

vRealize Suite Products

VMware vRealize Suite includes certain products or a subset of these products, depending on the vRealize Suite edition you purchase.

Table 2. Products Included with vRealize Suite
Product Name Description
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Automates Day 0 to Day 2 operations of the entire vRealize Suite, enabling a simplified operational experience. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates lifecycle management with a single pane of glass, freeing customer resources to focus on business-critical initiatives, while improving time to value, reliability, and consistency.
vRealize Operations Manager Collects performance data from each object at every level of your virtual environment, from individual virtual machines and disk drives to entire clusters and data centers. It stores and analyzes the data, and uses that analysis to provide real-time information about problems, or potential problems, anywhere in your virtual environment.
vRealize Log Insight Provides scalable log aggregation and indexing for vRealize Suite, including all editions of vSphere, with real-time search and analytics capabilities. Log Insight collects, imports, and analyzes logs to provide real-time answers to problems related to systems, services, and applications across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
vRealize Automation Helps deploy and provision business-relevant cloud services across private and public clouds, physical infrastructure, hypervisors, and public cloud providers. vRealize Automation Enterprise includes vRealize Automation Application Services.
vRealize Orchestrator Simplifies the automation of complex IT tasks and integrates with vRealize Suite products to adapt and extend service delivery and operational management, effectively working with existing infrastructure, tools, and processes.
vRealize Business for Cloud Provides information about financial aspects of your cloud infrastructure and lets you optimize and improve these operations.

vRealize Suite Editions and Their Product Editions

Certain product editions are available in the standard, advanced, and enterprise edition of vRealize Suite.

Table 3. vRealize Suite Software Product Editions in Suite Editions
vRealize Product Edition vRealize Suite Standard Edition vRealize Suite Advanced Edition vRealize Suite Enterprise Edition
VMware vRealize Automation Advanced Edition No Yes No
VMware vRealize Automation Enterprise Edition No No Yes
VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack Config No Yes Yes
VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps No No No
VMware vRealize Operations Management Suite (Advanced) Yes Yes Yes
VMware vRealize Operations Management Suite Application Monitoring No No Yes
VMware vRealize Business for Cloud Standard Edition Yes No No
VMware vRealize Business for Cloud Advanced Edition No Yes Yes
VMware vRealize Orchestrator No Yes Yes
VMware vRealize Log Insight Yes Yes Yes