A business group is a collection of machine consumers, often corresponding to a line of business, department, or other organizational unit. To request machines, a vRealize Automation user must belong to at least one business group. Each group has access to a set of local blueprints used to request machines.

Business groups have the following characteristics:

A group must have at least one business group manager, who maintains blueprints for the group and approves machine requests.

Groups can contain support users, who can request and manage machines on behalf of other group members.

A vRealize Automation user can be a member of more than one Business group, and can have different roles in each group.