VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure includes core, mandatory, optional components. The mandatory components are required for the solution to function and the optional components provide useful additional capabilities.

For the list of all these components and the supported versions, see the Telco Cloud Infrastructure - Cloud Director Edition 1.0 Release Notes.

Telco Cloud Infrastructure is based on the 3-Pod design comprising Management Pod, Edge Pod, and Resource Pod. Management Pod contains all management components such as VMware vCenter Server®, NSX Manager, VMware Cloud Director™ (VIM), and Operations and Analytics.

Figure 1. Virtual Building Blocks of vCloud NFV and Telco Cloud Infrastructure Platforms
Virtual Building Blocks of vCloud NFV and Telco Cloud Infrastructure Platforms
Note:

Based on the upgrade path, review the appropriate VMware products required for the solution.

The following table lists the source and target versions of components to be upgraded:

Component

vCloud NFV 3.2.1

Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition 1.0

VMware ESXi™

6.7 U3

6.7 EP15

VMware vCenter™ Server Appliance™

6.7 U3

6.7 U3j

VMware vSphere® Replication™

8.2.0.2

8.3.0.2

VMware vSAN™

6.7 U3

6.7 EP15

VMware vRealize® Operations™

7.5

8.1.1

VMware vRealize® Log Insight™

4.8

8.1.1

VMware vRealize® Orchestrator Appliance™

7.6

8.1.0

VMware Site Recovery Manager™

8.2.0.2

8.3.0.2

VMware Cloud Director™ (formerly called VMware vCloud Director® for Service Providers)

9.7.0.3

10.1.2

VMware vRealize® Network Insight™

4.2

5.3.0

VMware NSX-T Data Center

2.5.1

3.0.2

Note:

Starting from 10.1, VMware vCloud Director for Service Provider is called VMware Cloud Director.