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Updated on: 16 July 2020

 

 

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

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.

For more information, see the VMware Telco Cloud Automation Blog.

Supported Releases

VMware Telco Cloud Automation 1.5

16th July 2020 GA

VMware Telco Cloud Manager 3.5.3, Build 16584306 | VMware HCX for Telco Cloud 3.5.3, Build 16584309

Product Support Notice

VMware Telco Cloud Automation 1.5 additionally supports the following software component versions from this release onwards:

Software Component Version
VMware Cloud Director 10.1.1
VMware NSX-T 3.0
VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 1.18
VMware vSphere 7.0

To view the complete list of software versions that VMware Telco Cloud Automation supports, see the Software Version Support and Interoperability section of the VMware HCX for Telco Deployment Guide.

New Features

In this release, VMware Telco Cloud Automation supports the following features:

CaaS Infrastructure (On tech preview)

  • You can now define and customize Kubernetes templates for deploying Kubernetes Clusters.
  • Kubernetes Clusters, or VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Clusters, can be deployed on vSphere Clouds through VMware Telco Cloud Automation.
  • When deployed on vSphere Clouds, Kubernetes Clusters are auto-registered as Virtual Infrastructure Managers (VIMs).

Harbor as a Partner System

VMware Telco Cloud Automation integrates with Harbor to auto-synchronize Docker images, Helm Charts, and other source repositories such as GitHub. This feature enables you to select repositories easily when instantiating a Cloud-Native Network Function (CNF).

CNF Enhancements

The following enhancements are made for this release:

  • Customize a Kubernetes node by defining specific requirements within its descriptor. (On technology preview - Supported only on those clusters that are deployed through VMware Telco Cloud Automation.)
  • Create a new catalog from an existing one.
  • Set the order of deployment for each Helm Chart within a Network Function.
  • Auto-population and simplified selection of Harbor repositories.
  • Catalog upgrades.
  • CNF instance updates.
  • CNF instance upgrades.
  • Alarms for CNFs.

Virtual Network Function (VNF) Enhancements

The following enhancements are made for this release:

  • Create a new catalog from an existing one.
  • Catalog upgrades.
  • You can set the order of deployment for each VDU within a Network Function.

Network Service (NS) Enhancements

The following enhancements are made for this release:

  • You can now set the order of deployment for each Network Function within a Network Service.

Support for Dark Theme

The VMware Telco Cloud Automation user interface now supports dark theme.


VMware Telco Cloud Automation 1.0

R140 | 20th May 2020 GA

VMware Telco Cloud Manager 3.5.3, Build 16212965 | VMware HCX for Telco Cloud 3.5.3, Build 16246360

New Features

In this release, VMware Telco Cloud Automation supports the following features:

  • You can now scale a VNF deployment by selecting a pre-defined instantiation level during VNF instantiation.
  • When instantiating a Network Service, you can now select pre-instantiated VNFs and CNFs.
  • Your Network Service can now contain Nested Network Services within them. Simply drag and drop a Network Service in the Network Service Designer.
  • You can now instantiate and configure Network Services that include pre-instantiated Nested Network Services.

R139 | 14th April 2020 GA

VMware Telco Cloud Manager 3.5.3, Build 16019559 | VMware HCX for Telco Cloud 3.5.3, Build 16019552

New Features

In this release, VMware Telco Cloud Automation supports the following features:

  • Fault Management (Alarms) for Network Services
  • Performance Management for a Virtual Network Function (VNF)
  • The following task operations are added to a VNF instance:
    • Start and Stop a VNF instance
    • Forceful Stop and Graceful Stop a VNF instance

R138 | 2nd April 2020 GA

VMware Telco Cloud Manager 3.5.3, Build 15933381 | VMware HCX for Telco Cloud 3.5.3, Build 15933704

This is the first release of VMware Telco Cloud Automation.