The VMware Telco Cloud Automation implements the architecture that is outlined and defined at a high-level through logical building blocks and core components.

  • vCenter Server is used for authenticating and signing in to VMware Telco Cloud Automation.
  • Any SOL 003 SVNFM can be registered with VMware Telco Cloud Automation.
  • VMware Telco Cloud Automation Control Plane (TCA-CP) is deployed on the VIM and paired with VMware Telco Cloud Automation Manager.
  • VMware Telco Cloud Automation Manager connects with TCA-CP to communicate with the VIMs. The VIMs are cloud platforms such as vCloud Director, vSphere, Kubernetes Cluster, or VMware Integrated OpenStack.
  • vRealize Orchestrator is registered with TCA-CP and is used to run NFV workflows. You can register for each VIM or for the entire network of VIMs. For information about registering vRealize Orchestrator with TCA-CP, see VMware Telco Cloud Automation Deployment Guide.
  • RabbitMQ is used to track VMware Cloud Director and VMware Integrated OpenStack notifications and is required only for deployments on these clouds.