The management plane functions reside in the Management Pod. They are responsible for the orchestration of resources and operations. The management plane functions are local to each cloud instance providing infrastructure management, network management, and operations management capabilities.

Resource isolation for compute and networking design are enabled together with vCenter Server, NSX Manager, and VMware Cloud Director. Irrespective of the pod deployment configuration, the VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure platform provides the abstraction layers for multi-tenancy. vCenter Server provides the infrastructure for fine-grained allocation and partitioning of compute and storage resources, whereas NSX-T Data Center creates the network virtualization layer.

The concept of tenancy also introduces the shared administrative ownership. A cloud provider, that is the CSP admin, can create a resource pool allocation and overlay networking for a tenant who in turn would consume these resources based on the workload requirements. In VMware Cloud Director, multiple tenants can be defined with assigned RBAC privileges to manage resources and VNF onboarding.