Based on vMware documentation, a tenant is an organizational unit in a vRealize Automation deployment. A tenant can represent a business unit in an enterprise or a company that subscribes to cloud services from a service provider.
Each tenant has its own dedicated configuration. Some system-level configuration is shared across tenants.
|Login URL||Each tenant has a unique URL to the vRealize Automation console. The default tenant URL is in the following format: https://hostname/vcac The URL for additional tenants is in the following format: https://hostname/vcac/org/tenantURL|
|Identity stores||Each tenant requires access to one or more directory services, such as OpenLDAP or Microsoft Active Directory servers, that are configured to authenticate users. You can use the same directory service for more than one tenant, but you must configure it separately for each tenant.|
|Branding||A tenant administrator can configure the branding of the vRealize Automation console including the logo, background color, and information in the header and footer. System administrators control the default branding for all tenants.|
|Notification providers||System administrators can configure global email servers that process email notifications. Tenant administrators can override the system default servers, or add their own servers if no global servers are specified.|
|Business policies||Administrators in each tenant can configure business policies such as approval workflows and entitlements. Business policies are always specific to a tenant.|
|Service catalog offerings||Service architects can create and publish catalog items to the service catalog and assign them to service categories. Services and catalog items are always specific to a tenant.|
|Infrastructure resources||The underlying infrastructure fabric resources, for example, vCenter servers, Amazon AWS accounts, or Cisco UCS pools, are shared among all tenants. For each infrastructure source that vRealize Automation manages, a portion of its compute resources can be reserved for users in a specific tenant to use.|
To add new tenant you need to login as System Administrator
|System Administrator||Create tenants. Configure tenant identity stores. Assign IaaS administrator role. Assign tenant administrator role. Configure system default branding. Configure system default notification providers. Monitor system event logs, not including IaaS logs. Configure the vRealize Orchestrator server for use with XaaS. Create and manage (view, edit, and delete) reservations across tenants if also a fabric administrator.|
In tab Administration Tenant you can manage created tenants or add new one
Business groups are used to associate a set of services and resources to a set of users. These groups often correspond to a line of business, department, or other organizational unit. You create a business group so that you can configure reservations and entitle users to provision service catalog items for the business group members.
To manage Business Group go to the Administration –> Users & Groups –> Business Group