Supporting infrastructure is required to deploy and operate the Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition platform. The following supporting infrastructure components must be deployed in your data center and have connectivity to the management network.

Table 1. Supporting Components

Product

Description

Active Directory Server

Provides a centralized authentication source for management components.

DNS Server

Provides forward and reverse lookup services to all platform components.

NTP Server

Provides a time synchronization source to all components.

SMTP Server

Sends email notifications from the platform in response to events and alarms.

SNMP Server

Sends SNMP alerts to external monitoring systems.

NFS Server

NFS share is set up for the VMware Cloud Director transfer directory to provide temporary storage for uploads, downloads, and catalog items that are published or subscribed externally.