You can add, manage, or delete a cell site group.

To add a cell site group, follow the steps:


Obtain the network information required for configuration.


  1. Click Domains under Infrastructure Automation.
  2. Click the Cell Site Group icon.
  3. Click Add.
    The Add Domain page appears.
  4. On the Add Domain page, provide the required information.
  5. Click the button corresponding to Enabled, to enable the provisioning of the site. You cannot perform any operation on a disabled site.
  6. To add an existing cell site group, click the button corresponding to Pre-Deployed.When you add a Pre-Deployed cell site group, you can override the following values.
    • DNS Suffix - Address of the DNS suffix.
    • DNS Server - The IP address of the DNS server.
    To configure the values, enable the Override and enter the required information in the corresponding Override Value.
    • VMware Telco Cloud Automation does not perform any operation on a pre-deployed domain.
  7. Enter the required details.
    Field Description
    Name The name of the site.
    Select Host Profile Select the host profile from the drop-down list. The selected Host profile gets associated with the each host in the cell site group.
    Parent Domain Select the parent domain from the list. The parent site manages all the sites within the cell site group.
    Settings You can modify the service settings and the proxy settings for each site. These configurations override the global configuration available in Global Configuration tab on Configuration page. For more details on service and proxy parameters, see Configure Global Settings.
    vSphere SSO Domain is available for local settings and not for global settings. To configure the vSphere SSO Domain for a domain, enable the Override and enter the required information in the corresponding Override Value.
    Note: The default value of vSphere SSO Domain is vsphere.local.
  8. You can add new CSI categories or use the existing categories from the VMware VSphere server. You can also create tags corresponding to the CSI categories. To add the CSI Categories information, add the required information under Settings.
    • To configure the CSI Categories, enable the Override for the CSI Tagging under Settings, and Override Value.
    • Once added, you cannot edit or remove the CSI configuration.
    • For CSI zone tag, ensure that the name must contain {hostname}. For example, <text_identifier>-{hostname}.
    Field Description

    Use Existing

    Whether to use the existing categories set in the underlying the VMware VSphere server. Click the corresponding button to activate or deactivate the option.
    Note: When use the Use Existing, ensure that you provide the values for both region categories and zone categories as set in the underlying VMware vSphere server.
    • When creating Zone category in VMware VSphere, choose Hosts and Clusters under Associable Object Types.
    • When creating Region category in VMware VSphere, choose Datacentre under Associable Object Types.
    Region The CSI category for the data center.
    Zone The CSI category for the compute clusters or hosts.

    CSI Region Tag

    The CSI tagging for the data center.
    CSI Zone Tag The CSI tagging for the compute clusters or hosts.
  9. Add the Switch Configuration information. Click plus icon to add more switches and uplinks.
    Field Description
    Switch The name of the switch.

    Select the network interface card (NIC) for the site under Uplinks.

    Note: A site requires minimum two NICs to communicate. NIC details should match the actual configuration across all ESXi servers.
  10. Add the Networks information.
    • System defines the Management network for a cell site group. User can create custom VLAN based application networks. All cell sites in a cell site group connect with same management network.
    • For the appliation network type, you can enable the mac address learning for the port groups. To enable the mac address learning, enable the Mac Learning available under Networks.
    Field Description
    Name The name of the network.
    Segment Type Segment type of the network. Select the value from the list.
    Network Type The type of the network.
    Switch The switch details which the sites use for network access.
    VLAN The VLAN ID for the network.
    MTU The MTU length (in bytes) for the network.
    Prefix Length The Prefix length for each packet for the network.
    Gateway Address The gateway address for the network.

What to do next

Add Host to a Site.