The first step to managing network functions and services is to add a cloud to VMware Telco Cloud Automation.

Prerequisites

  • To perform this task, you must have the Virtual Infrastructure Admin privileges.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMware Telco Cloud Automation web interface.
  2. Navigate to Infrastructure > Virtual Infrastructure and click + Add.
    The Add New Virtual Infrastructure Account page is displayed.
  3. Select the type of cloud. Based on the cloud type you select, enter the following virtual infrastructure details:
    Note: VMware Telco Cloud Automation auto-imports self-signed certificates. To import, click Import from the pop-up window and continue.
    1. For VMware Cloud Director and VMware Integrated OpenStack (VMware VIO):
      Cloud Name Enter a name for your virtual infrastructure.
      Cloud URL Enter the TCA-CP cloud appliance URL. This URL is used for making HTTP requests.
      Tags Select the key and value pairs from the drop down menus. To add more tags, click the + symbol.
      Username Enter the user name of a cloud user having edit permissions on the cloud.
      • The format for a vCloud Director-based cloud is username@organization-name.
      • The role for vCloud Director is Organization Administrator.
      • The role for VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) is Project Administrator.
      Password Enter the infrastructure user password.
      Tenant Name Enter the organization name for vCloud Director. Enter the project name for VIO.
    2. For Kubernetes and VMware Tanzu:
      Cloud Name Enter a name for your virtual infrastructure.
      Cloud URL Enter the TCA-CP cloud appliance URL. This URL is used for making HTTP requests.
      Tags Enter the labels to associate with your cloud.
      Cluster Name Enter the cluster name that you provided when registering the Kubernetes Cluster in TCA-CP Manager.
      Kubernetes Config Enter the YAML kubeconfig file for your Kubernetes Cluster.
    3. For VMware vSphere, Microsoft Azure VMware Solution (AVS), and Google VMware Engine (GVE):
      Cloud Name Enter a name for your virtual infrastructure.
      Cloud URL Enter the TCA-CP cloud appliance URL. This URL is used for making HTTP requests.
      Tags Enter the labels to associate with your cloud.
      Username Enter the user name of a cloud user having edit permissions on the cloud. The format for the vSphere cloud is username@domain-name.
      Password Enter the infrastructure user password.
  4. Optionally, you can add tags to your cloud. Tags are used for filtering and grouping clouds, network functions, and network services.
  5. Click Validate.
    The configuration is validated.
  6. Click Add.

Results

You have added the cloud to your virtual infrastructure. You can see an overview of your virtual infrastructure on the Infrastructure > Virtual Infrastructure page together with a map showing the physical location of each cloud.

What to do next

To configure additional clouds in your virtual infrastructure, click + Add. To modify your existing infrastructure, click Edit or Delete.

For VMware Cloud Director, vSphere, and VIO, you must configure the deployment profiles for your cloud.