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About this Course

VMware vRealize Business (formerly VMware IT Business Management Suite) provides transparency and control over the costs and quality of IT services, enabling the CIO to align IT with the business and accelerate IT transformation. This four-day training course discusses IT costing as well as configuring and managing vRealize Business. This course will give you an understanding of the concepts and functionality of IT finance management with vRealize Business.

Audience Profile

  • IT and business professionals who seek to understand IT finance management and related skills such as costing, reporting, and management.

At Course Completion

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the vRealize Business system components
  • Understand, create, and manage cost models, hierarchies, allocations, and dimensions
  • Use prebuilt contents to analyze IT costs
  • Read data from various sources into the system
  • Manipulate data and perform calculations to get bottom-line results
  • Create various types of reports, dimensional reports, and dashboards
  • Use dimensions to manage your organization’s structures
  • Create and manage Web forms, reports, security, and permissions in the vRealize Business environment


Before attending this course, you must have:

  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or VCA-DCV certification.

Course Outline

Module 1: System Overview

  • System Components
  • Full System Demonstration

Module 2: Cost Models

  • Creating a Cost Model
  • Cost Model, Hierarchies, and Dimensions

Module 3: Allocations

  • Allocation Types
  • Uploading Allocations
  • Overriding Allocations and Direct Cost Routing

Module 4: Data Adaptors

  • Adapter Types
  • Adapter Configuration

Module 5: Flows and Operators

  • Creating and Managing Flows
  • Adding Operators (Aggregate, Filter, Evaluate, Unify, Join)

Module 6: Dimension Management

  • Building and Managing Dimensions
  • Using Dimension Aliases

Module 7: Web Forms

  • Creating Web Form Adapters
  • Using Various Field Types (Dimensions and Value Sets)
  • Setting Up Constraints

Module 8: Reports

  • Table, Pie, Bar, Line Reports
  • Attributes, Filters, and Drill-Downs
  • Report Management (Publishing, Permissions, Dashboards)

Module 9: Security and Permissions

  • Users and User Group Management
  • Roles, Domains and Permissions

Module 10: Dimensional Reports

  • Identify and Roll-Up Operators
  • Dimensional Reports and Drill-Down
  • Advanced User Permission and Dimensional Reports

Module 11: Additional Content

  • Best Practices, View Adapter, Accumulator Operator
  • Flow Manager, Batches and Scheduling
  • Web Form Data Collection, Data Adjustments, Booklets