This Platform Deployment Guide provides information for setting up the VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure™ – Cloud Director® Edition 2.2 platform based on the Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition Reference Architecture 2.2. The procedures in this guide are validated in VMware labs.

This guide provides only the high-level steps to deploy the Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition platform. For the detailed steps to deploy and configure each component of the platform, see the VMware product documentation of each component.

Intended Audience

This Platform Deployment Guide is intended for implementation engineers who want to set up and configure the VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition platform.

To set up the platform, you must:

Acronyms and Definitions

This guide uses specific acronyms that apply to NFV technology and the telecommunications industry.

Abbreviation

Description

NFVI

Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure

DPDK

Data Plane Development Kit, an Intel-led packet-processing acceleration technology

N-VDS Enhanced

Enhanced mode when using the NSX-T Data Center N-VDS logical switch

This mode enables DPDK for workload acceleration.

N-VDS Standard

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

VIM

Virtualized Infrastructure Manager

VNF

Virtual Network Function

CSP

Communication Service Provider