Workload Compute Performance
VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3f includes various features and enhancements. Some of the key features and enhancements are as follows:
For more information about these features and enhancements, see the VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3f Release Notes.
- Latency-sensitive Workload Optimizations: Guest timer padding optimization in Real Time Photon OS linux-rt-4.19.245-2 or later improves the scheduling latency and ensures that there is no delta between the cyclic tests on BareMetal and ESXi. The cyclic test results on ESXi are now the same as BareMetal.
For more information, see Guest Timer Padding Optimization.
Carrier-Grade VNF and CNF Automation and Orchestration
VMware Telco Cloud Automation 2.1 introduces various new features and enhancements. Some of the key features and enhancements are as follows:
- IPv6 Support for a new Telco Cloud Automation deployment in an Airgapped environment. You can use either IPv6 or IPv4, but you cannot use a combination of IPv6 and IPv4.
- Granular upgrade support to upgrade Telco Cloud Automation Control Plane (TCA-CP) and worker node pools separately.
- Improved CaaS cluster upgrade to separate the control plane upgrade from the worker nodes. This feature allows Service Providers to upgrade individual worker nodes as separate operations.
- Stretch Cluster Support on VMware Cloud allows Service Providers to manage multiple vCenter Kubernetes clusters on VMware Cloud.
- Increased number of supported CNFs: The number of supported CNFs per Telco Cloud Automation is scaled from 15,000 to 25,000.
For more information about these features and enhancements, see the VMware Telco Cloud Automation 2.1 Release Notes.
Carrier-Grade Kubernetes Infrastructure
VMware Tanzu Basic for RAN introduces various features and enhancements as part of VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 1.5.4. One of the key features is as follows:
- Support for Kubernetes versions:
For more information about these features and enhancements, see the VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 1.5.4 Release Notes.
VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance for RAN introduces the following features as part of VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance 2.0.1.
- Adoption of Telco Cloud Service Assurance for RAN in Telco Cloud Platform RAN: VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance for RAN is introduced as an optional component in VMware Telco Cloud Platform RAN 2.0.
Telco Cloud Service Assurance for RAN introduces a single pane of glass monitoring for VMware Telco Cloud Platform RAN operations with various views for Topology, Alerts, Dashboards, and Reports.
- Performs root cause and service impact analysis for fast problem resolution by automatically correlating symptoms from different layers of the infrastructure stack (physical, virtual, Kubernetes, CNFs, VNFs, and services) and pinpointing the root cause of a problem.
- Enables CSPs quickly view the problems that require priority remediation.
- Correlates all the active, inactive, and unknown alarms together with the network topology to rapidly identify the root cause of a problem.
- Supports built-in integration with Telco Cloud Automation to be orchestrator-aware and monitor the infrastructure immediately post the deployment of Telco Cloud Automation.
For more information about these features and enhancements, see the VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance 2.0.1 Release Notes.