To Deploy the VMware Telco Cloud Automation OVA file, perform a standard OVF template deployment through the vSphere Client.

Prerequisites

Ensure that you have downloaded the VMware Telco Cloud Automation OVA file.

Procedure

  1. Right-click any inventory object that is a valid parent object of a virtual machine, such as a data center, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host, and select Deploy OVF Template.
  2. On the Select an OVF template page, browse and select the <filename>.ova file, and click Next.
  3. On the Select a name and folder page, enter an unique virtual machine name and the inventory location. Click Next.
  4. On the Select a compute resource page, select a compute resource location, and click Next.
  5. On the Review details page, verify the OVA template details, and click Next.
  6. On the License agreements page, read and accept the VMware End User License Agreement, and click Next.
  7. On the Select storage page, select the virtual disk format, storage policy, storage name, and then click Next.
  8. On the Select networks page, select the destination network, and click Next.
  9. On the Customize Template page. set the appropriate deployment properties:
    • Passwords - Configure the CLI Admin password and Root user password.

    • Network Properties - Enter the network properties for the default gateway. Optionally, provide the IPv4 gateway, IPv6 gateway, the prefix length, and gateway IP address for any network that cannot be accessed through the default gateway.

      • Host Name - Enter a host name for the virtual machine that you are installing.
      • Enable DHCP for IPv4 - Select the check box to enable DHCP for IPv4. If DHCPv4 is enabled, the IPv4 address, IPv4 prefix length, and the IPv4 gateway fields are ignored. For an IPv6-only configuration, disable DHCPv4 and leave the IPv4 address field empty.
      • Network 1 IPv4 Address - Enter the IPv4 address for this interface.
      • Network 1 IPv4 Prefix Length - Enter the IPv4 prefix length for this interface.
      • Default IPv4 Gateway - Enter the default IPv4 gateway address for this virtual machine.
      • Enable DHCP for IPv6 - Select the check box to enable DHCP for IPv6. If DHCPv6 is enabled, the IPv6 address, IPv6 prefix length, and the IPv6 gateway fields are ignored. For an IPv4-only configuration, disable DHCPv6 and leave the IPv6 address field empty.
      • Network 1 IPv6 Address - Enter the IPv6 address for this interface.
      • Network 1 IPv6 Prefix Length - Enter the IPv6 prefix length for this interface.
      • Default IPv6 Gateway - Enter the default IPv6 gateway address for this virtual machine.
    • Static Routes - Add a static route for a destination subnet or host.
    • DNS
      • DNS Server List - Enter the list of DNS servers for this virtual machine.
      • Domain Search List - Domains that you enter are searched in the order you list them, and the search stops when a valid name is found.
    • Services Configuration

      • Optional. Configure Appliance Role - Select an appliance role from the drop-down menu. The options are:
        • Control Plane - VMware Telco Cloud Automation Control Plane (TCA-CP)
        • Manager - VMware Telco Cloud Automation Manager
        If you do not make a selection now, you are prompted to select a role during the initial configuration.
      • NTP Server List - Enter the list of NTP servers and ensure that the NTP server can be reached from the virtual machine. If the NTP time is out of sync, services fail to start.

  10. Click Next.
  11. Review the deployment settings and click Finish.

What to do next

  • Allow up to 5 minutes for initialization, then browse to the appliance management interface for the initial activation using https://tca-ip-or-fqdn:9443.