The VMware Telco Cloud Automation User Guide provides information about how to use VMware Telco Cloud Automation™. Steps to add your virtual and container infrastructure, and to create and manage network functions and services, are covered in this guide.

Intended Audience

This information is intended for Telco service providers and users who want to use VMware Telco Cloud Automation for designing and onboarding network functions and services. It is also intended for users who want to transition to the cloud-native architecture with Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) automation, and manage the Kubernetes clusters from a centralized system. To deploy and activate the VMware Telco Cloud Automation Manager and TCA-CP services, see the VMware Telco Cloud Automation Deployment Guide.

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About VMware Telco Cloud Automation

VMware Telco Cloud Automation is a cloud orchestration solution that accelerates the time-to-market of modern network functions and services. It provides a simplified life cycle management automation solution, across any network and any cloud. Some of the features of VMware Telco Cloud Automation are:
  • A native integration for Virtualized Infrastructure Managers (VIMs) and cloud products such as VMware vCloud NFV, vSphere-based clouds, VMware on mega-cloud providers, and Kubernetes clouds. These integrations streamline your CSP orchestrations and optimize your NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) resource use.
  • A standard-driven generic VNF manager (G-VNFM) and NFV Orchestration (NFVO) modular components to integrate any multi-vendor Management and Network Orchestration (MANO) architecture.
VMware Telco Cloud Automation consists of two components:
  • VMware Telco Cloud Manager™ - Provides Telcos with NFV-MANO capabilities and enables the automation of deployment and configuration of Network Functions and Network Services.
  • VMware Telco Cloud Automation Control Plane (TCA-CP) - Provides the infrastructure for placing workloads across clouds using VMware Telco Cloud Automation.