VMware Telco Cloud Operations is deployed as a multi-node cluster. To begin, the set of virtual machines (VMs) must be deployed (VM deployment), and then cluster must be deployed on those virtual machines (cluster deployment). The steps are broadly outlined below. Details in following section.
- Virtual Machine (VM) Deployment
- Deploy the OVA files.
- Edit the settings (CPU, memory, disk size) according to the footprint to be deployed.
- Power on the virtual machines.
- Note the IP addresses and a few other details of the deployed VMs. One of the VMs is the controller, and hosts the deployment service. The other VMs are worker VMs.
- Cluster Deployment
- Submit the cluster configuration to the deployment service running on the controller VM. This configuration includes details from the VM deployment step.
- Verify the deployed VMs are sized according to the footprint you wanted to deploy.
- Initiate the deployment. When the deployment is initiated, the control plane node and worker nodes deploy on each of the VMs. Services start up after the nodes are deployed.
Benefits of a Two-phase Process
The two-phase process provides for enhanced flexibility and efficiency in the deployment process. The user can deploy the VMware Telco Cloud Operations virtual machines first. In a separate step, the Telco Cloud Operations cluster can be deployed on those virtual machines, permitting two separate user personas to finish each step without having to share credentials to each other's environment. Minimal configuration required in each step.
The following modes are supported:
- Manual : The VM deployment is uses vCenter and Cluster deployment using Deployment UI.
- Automated: Both phases in the two-step process use the Deploy-Tool.
- Semi-automated: The VM deployment uses the Deploy-Tool and cluster deployment using the Deployment UI.