This Platform Upgrade Guide provides information for upgrading VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure™ – Cloud Director Edition from version 1.0 to 2.0 based on the Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition 2.0 Reference Architecture.

This guide provides only high-level steps that are essential to upgrade the Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition platform from version 1.0 to 2.0. Procedures in this guide are validated in VMware labs. This guide is best referred together with the product documentation of each component of Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition.

Intended Audience

This guide is intended for users who upgrade Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition from version 1.0 to 2.0. To upgrade Telco Cloud Infrastructure, you must have knowledge about the deployment and configuration of the Telco Cloud Infrastructure components.

Important:

If you want to upgrade vCloud NFV Cloud Director Edition to Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition, follow this sequence:

  1. Upgrade vCloud NFV Cloud Director Edition 3.2.1 to Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition 1.0.

  2. Upgrade Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition 1.0 to Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition 2.0.

Acronyms and Definitions

This guide uses a specific set of acronyms that apply to the NFV technology and the Telco industry.

Acronym

Definition

NFVI

Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure

N-VDS (E)

Enhanced mode when using the N-VDS logical switch of VMware NSX-T™ Data Center. This mode enables DPDK for workload acceleration.

N-VDS (S)

Standard mode when using the N-VDS logical switch of NSX-T Data Center.

VIM

Virtualized Infrastructure Manager

VNF

Virtual Network Function