VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure includes core, mandatory, and 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 2.2 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 vSphere®, NSX-T Manager, VMware Cloud Director™ (VIM), and Operations and Analytics. Load Balancer edges for VMware Cloud Director and VMware vRealize Orchestrator must be deployed in the Management Pod.

Figure 1. Virtual Building Blocks of the Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition Platform
Virtual Building Blocks of the Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition Platform
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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 2.2

VMware ESXi™

6.7 P02

7.0 U3c

VMware vCenter™ Server Appliance™

6.7 U3g

7.0 U3c

VMware vSphere® Replication™

8.2.0.2

8.5.0.2

VMware vSAN™

6.7 P02

7.0 U3c

VMware vRealize® Operations™

7.5

8.6.2

VMware vRealize® Log Insight™

4.8

8.6.2

VMware vRealize® Orchestrator Appliance™

7.6

8.6.2

VMware Site Recovery Manager™

8.2.0.2

8.5.0.2

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

9.7.0.5

10.3.2a

VMware vRealize® Network Insight™

4.2

6.5.1

VMware NSX-T™ Data Center

2.5.2

3.2.0.1

Note:

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