VMware vCloud Automation Center provides a secure portal where authorized administrators, developers, or business users can request new IT services. In addition, they can manage specific cloud and IT resources that enable IT organizations to deliver services that can be configured to their lines of business in a self-service catalog.

This documentation describes the features and capabilities of vCloud Automation Center. It includes information about the following subjects:

vCloud Automation Center components

Common service catalog

Infrastructure as a Service

Advanced Service Designer

For information about VMware IT Business Management Suite Standard Edition or VMware vCloud Automation Center Application Services, see the documentation for the respective product or feature.


Not all features and capabilities of vCloud Automation Center are available in all editions. For a comparison of feature sets in each edition, see https://www.vmware.com/products/vcloud-automation-center/.

This information is intended for anyone who needs to familiarize themselves with the features and capabilities of vCloud Automation Center.

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in VMware technical documentation, go to http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.