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 more information about these components and the supported versions, see the VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure - OpenStack 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 Integrated OpenStack™ (VIM), and Operations and Analytics.

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

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

Component

vCloud NFV OpenStack Edition 3.3

Telco Cloud Infrastructure OpenStack Edition 1.0

VMware ESXi™

6.7 U3

6.7 EP15

VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™

6.7 U3

6.7 U3j

VMware vSAN™

6.7 U3

6.7 EP15

VMware NSX-T™ Data Center

2.5.0

3.0.2

VMware® Integrated OpenStack

6.0

7.0

VMware vSphere® Replication™

8.2.0.2

8.3.0.2

VMware Site Recovery Manager™

8.2.0.2

8.3.0.2

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 vRealize® Network Insight™

4.2

5.3.0