This Platform Upgrade Guide provides information for upgrading VMware vCloud® NFV™ 3.2.1 to VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure™ – Cloud Director™ Edition 2.2 based on the Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition 2.2 Reference Architecture.

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

Intended Audience

This guide is intended for users who want to upgrade vCloud NFV 3.2.1 to Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition 2.2. To upgrade Telco Cloud Infrastructure, ensure that you are knowledgeable on the deployment and configuration of the Telco Cloud Infrastructure components.

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