Duration

5 days.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have completed the VMware Telco Cloud Automation Fundamentals course. You should also have the following understanding or knowledge:

  • Good understanding of VMware products like VMware vSphere®, VMware NSX®, VMware vSAN™, TKG, and VMware vCloud Director®
  • Knowledge and working experience of network functions virtualization, including:
  • ETSI NFV framework, virtualized network functions, and related Interfaces
  • Kubernetes, Helm, cloud-native network functions, and CNI

Skills Gained

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • List VMware Telco Cloud Automation deployment options and procedures
  • Define Infrastructure Automation and describe infrastructure deployment
  • Describe the VMware Telco Cloud Automation infrastructure settings
  • Configure containers as a service functionality
  • Describe partner integration options and procedures
  • Instantiate network services and network functions
  • Describe the authorization model of VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • Define platform life cycle management (LCM) for VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • Enumerate troubleshooting concepts and day two operations for VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • Describe the use of APIs within VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • List examples of how VMware Telco Cloud Automation can be used in a CICD environment

Who Can Benefit?

  • Telco cloud system administrators and telco network operations engineers
  • Professionals who work with telco or enterprise and data center networks
  • Designers and operations engineers who manage telco workloads

Outline for VMware Telco Cloud Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.2] Training

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

VMware Telco Cloud Automation Installation

  • Describe day zero operations for VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • Describe the VMware Telco Cloud Automation architecture
  • List the steps to perform VMware Telco Cloud Automation deployment
  • List the steps to perform VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane integration
  • Describe VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane scaling
  • Describe the requirements for other applications such as vRealize Orchestrator and Harbor
  • Describe where, when, and how to use VMware Telco Cloud Automation tagging

Day 1 Operations: Infrastructure Automation

  • Describe infrastructure automation
  • List the use cases of infrastructure automation
  • List the benefits of infrastructure automation
  • Describe the infrastructure requirements of infrastructure automation
  • Describe the infrastructure automation domains
  • List the steps to deploy an infrastructure using infrastructure automation

Day 1 Operations: Infrastructure Settings

  • Describe the VMware Telco Cloud Automation infrastructure options
  • Describe VMware Telco Cloud Automation infrastructure requirements
  • Outline the role of virtual infrastructure and VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • Identify the benefits of public and private infrastructures
  • List the steps to integrate a VM-based virtual infrastructure
  • List the steps to integrate a container-based virtual infrastructure
  • Describe private infrastructure requirements

Day 1 Operations: Containers as a Service

  • Define containers as a service (CaaS)
  • List the challenges of CNF deployment without automation
  • Describe the Kubernetes and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid architectures
  • List steps to create a Kubernetes cluster template
  • Describe the process for deploying node pools and groups
  • List the steps to support anti-affinity of workload cluster nodes
  • Describe cluster monitoring
  • List CaaS scale options

Day 1 Operations: Partner Integration

  • Describe partner integration and the types of partners
  • Describe Harbor and the various Harbor platforms
  • List the steps to interface with a Harbor platform
  • Compare and contrast specialized VNF managers (S-VNFMs) and generic VNF managers (G-VNFMs)
  • Explain how to add an S-VNFM
  • Define S-VNFM use cases
  • List the benefits and challenges of using Airgap

Day 1 Operations: Network Functions ad Network Services

  • Describe the roles of network services and network functions
  • List the types of descriptors
  • Describe the role of TOSCA
  • Describe the role of onboarding
  • List the steps to onboard network functions and network services
  • Examine the results of the onboarding process
  • List the steps to instantiate network functions and network services
  • Examine the results of the instantiation process

Day 2 Operations: Authorization Model

  • Explain the resources that can be accessed in vSphere
  • Define the role of a vCenter Server system in credential management
  • Define the role of Keycloak in credential management
  • Describe the procedures to create, delete, and modify rules using vCenter Server
  • Explain how to control and verify access to vSphere resources
  • List the roles in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • Explain the tasks and list the levels of permissions needed in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • List all the permissions and filters that can be implemented in VMware Telco Cloud Automation

Day 2 Operations: Life Cycle Management

  • Explain the life cycle stages in VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane
  • Explain the life cycle stages in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • Define an upgrade schedule
  • Apply an upgrade schedule for life cycle management of the VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane
  • Apply an upgrade schedule for life cycle management in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • Describe network function and network service life cycle management events
  • Execute network function and network service healing
  • Perform network function and network service termination

Day 2 Operations: Troubleshooting

  • List the components of the VMware Telco Cloud Automation dashboard
  • Explain the features of fault management in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • Explain the features of performance management in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • Describe the use of fault management of VMware Telco Cloud Automation for VNFs and CNFs
  • Describe the use of performance management of VMware Telco Cloud Automation for VNFs and CNFs
  • Describe the use of CCLI for troubleshooting
  • Define the procedures to integrate vRealize Operations Manager with VMware Telco Cloud Automation
  • Describe how to use vRealize Operations

Day Two Operations: API Management

  • Define the VMware Telco Cloud Automation API
  • Explain the API architecture
  • Describe VMware Telco Cloud Automation API use cases
  • Describe how to request security tokens for implementation
  • Explain how to implement commands through external systems using APIs

Day Two Operations: Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

  • Describe continuous integration and continuous delivery (CICD)
  • List the benefits and challenges of CICD
  • Describe how VMware Telco Cloud Automation can be used in a CICD environment
  • Explore VMware Telco Cloud Automation CICD examples

Product Alignment

  • Telco Cloud Automation 2.2