5 days.


Before taking this course, you must complete at least one of the following courses:

  • VMware Telco Cloud Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V1.8]
  • VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.0]
  • VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.0]
  • VMware Telco Cloud Platform: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.0]
  • You should also have understanding or knowledge of these technologies:
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols
  • Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking
  • Substantial knowledge of containers and VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
  • Experience with working at the Linux command line

Skills Gained

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

  • List the operational challenges for rolling out and operating telco services including 5G.
  • Identify the role of VMware Telco Cloud products in supporting telco services.
  • Discuss the role of VMware technologies such as vSphere, NSX, and Tanzu etc. in implementing telco services.
  • Outline the role of native tools and other VMware monitoring tools such as vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight in maintaining network services.
  • Choose the VMware Telco Cloud products that meet your application requirements.
  • Deploy a solution architecture that meet VMware best practices for delivering services using VMware Telco Cloud products.
  • Implement and maintain VMware Telco Cloud products in a secure manner.
  • Identify the tools and remediation pathways for maintaining the availability and performance of your applications and infrastructure using VMware Telco Cloud and vRealize Suite products.
  • Follow specific steps to resolve application performance and availability problems
  • Scale your VMware Telco Cloud products to meet operational requirements in line with VMware best practices.
  • Optimize the operation of VMware Telco Cloud products to ensure SLAs are met.

Who Can Benefit?

  • Experienced system administrators and network administrators
  • Customers, cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators
  • Network administrators with experience in managed services or managing a Telco Cloud environment

Outline for VMware Telco Cloud: Day 2 Operate and Scale [V2.x] Training


Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Overview of Network Transformation

  • Reviews the technologies that enable modern networks
  • Lists the components of modern service provider networks
  • Outlines characteristics of modern service provider networks in meeting customer application needs

Service Delivery with VMware Telco Cloud

  • Outlines the components of the VMware Telco Cloud portfolio
  • Reviews the role each VMware Telco Cloud product plays in delivering telco services
  • Specifies the dependencies each product has on underlying technologies

Supporting VMware Telco Cloud Service Delivery

  • Reviews the products that implements the virtualization, management, platform, and orchestration layers
  • Outlines the role played by other VMware products such as NSX in delivering cloud services
  • Outline opensource integration options with VMware Telco Cloud products

Securing VMware Telco Cloud

  • Reviews security threats that affect telco services
  • Identifies the critical telco assets that are prone to attack
  • Outlines best practice for securing VMware Telco Cloud products and underlying technology
  • Provides overview of appropriate security controls for VMware Telco Cloud products

Assessing Service Provision

  • Reviews tools and methodologies used to gather requirements
  • Outlines how to assess cloud-native capabilities
  • Documenting findings
  • Identifying security vulnerabilities with Helm.
  • Reviews VMware’s Customer Engagement process
  • Capturing infrastructure requirements from TCA

Designing a VMware Telco Cloud Solution

  • Selecting appropriate deployment topology
  • Pros and cons of design choices
  • How a design choice might be affected by other factors such as NSX and TKG deployment, or data center architecture
  • Outlines typical scenarios where specific products align with identified requirements
  • Documenting a design
  • Designing for availability
  • Ensuring a design aligns with best practice
  • Specifying monitoring options

Implementing VMware Telco Cloud Products

  • Review deployment options for VMware products
  • Integrating new products with existing ones
  • Outline post-installation tasks
  • Adding the new products as data sources in monitoring tools such as vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Network Insight
  • Ensuring products meet security requirements
  • Configuring monitoring software
  • Outlines the xNF onboarding process in TCA

Maintaining Telco Services

  • Outlines typical administrative tasks in ensuring services are maintained
  • Use of native and other VMware performance monitoring tools
  • Reviewing performance data
  • Role of SLAs in service maintenance
  • Reviews scenarios where known behaviors indicate problems

Troubleshooting Deployed Telco Services

  • Reviews the troubleshooting tools available
  • Using tools to gather useful data
  • Outlines how event correlation can be used to isolate problems
  • Using a methodology to determine the root cause of a problem
  • Steps to identify and resolve a problem
  • Reviews scenarios where known problems are isolated and resolution steps identified

Scaling VMware Telco Cloud Products

  • Assessing if operations are impacted by lack of resources now or will be in the future
  • Reviews performance optimization options
  • Identifies implications for other products if you scale VMware Telco Cloud products
  • Reviews VMware sizing guidelines

Product Alignment

  • VMware Telco Cloud Automation [V2.1]
  • VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance [V2.1]
  • VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure [V2.2]
  • VMware Telco Cloud Platform [V2.2]