Using VMware Telco Cloud Automation, you can upload a SOL001/SOL004 compliant network service descriptor and cloud service archive (CSAR) package. The system parses and validates the configuration, and presents the topology in a visual viewer. It then persists the entry into the network services catalog.


  • Add a cloud to your virtual infrastructure.
  • Add any required network functions to your cloud.
  • Verify that your network service descriptor complies with the following standards:
    • Must be in the CSAR format.
    • Must comply with the SOL001 or SOL004 standard.
    • Must comply with TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML version 1.2 or TOSCA Simple Profile for NFV version 1.0.


  1. Log in to the VMware Telco Cloud Automation web interface.
  2. Select Catalog > Network Service and click Onboard.
    The Onboard Network Service page is displayed.
  3. Select Upload Network Service Package.
  4. Enter a name for your network service.
  5. Click Browse and select the network service descriptor (CSAR) file.
  6. Click Upload.


The specified network service is added to the catalog. You can now instantiate the network service.

What to do next

  • To instantiate the network service, see Instantiate a Network Service.
  • To obtain the CSAR file corresponding to a network service, select the function in the catalog and click Download.
  • To remove a network service from the catalog, first terminate and delete all instances using the network service. Then select the service in the catalog and click Delete.