This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in operating and troubleshooting the VMware Telco Cloud AutomationTM environment. In this course, you are introduced to VMware Telco Cloud Automation infrastructure settings, deployment options, and procedures. You explore Containers as a Service and understand the workflow details of Partner Integration processes. You are introduced to zero-touch provisioning and its importance in VMware Telco Cloud Automation. You onboard and instantiate network functions and network services using hands-on lab exercises.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
List VMware Telco Cloud Automation deployment options and procedures
Describe the VMware Telco Cloud Automation infrastructure settings
Configure Containers as a Service (CaaS) functionality
Describe partner integration options and procedures
Define zero-touch provisioning and describe infrastructure deployment
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

1
  • Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

2
  • 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 on other applications such as VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ and Harbor
    Describe where, when, and how to use VMware Telco Cloud Automation tagging

3
  • Day One 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 TCA
    Identify the benefits of public versus private infrastructure
    List the steps to integrate a VM-based virtual infrastructure
    List the steps to integrate a container-based virtual infrastructure
    Describe private infrastructure requirements

4
  • Day One Operations: Containers as a Service

  • Define Containers as a Service (CaaS)
    List the challenges of CNF deployment without automation
    Describe the Kubernetes and VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid™ architectures
    Describe supporting technologies like Cluster API
    List steps to create a Kubernetes cluster template
    Describe the process for deploying node pools and groups
    Describe cluster monitoring
    List CaaS scale options

5
  • Day One 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

6
  • Day One Operations: Zero Touch Provisioning and Infrastructure Deployment

  • Describe zero-touch provisioning
    List the use cases of zero-touch provisioning
    List the benefits of zero-touch provisioning
    Describe the infrastructure requirements of zero-touch provisioning
    Describe the zero-touch provisioning domains
    List the steps to deploy an infrastructure using zero-touch provisioning

7
  • Day One 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

8
  • Day Two Operations: Authorization Model

  • Explain the resources that can be accessed in vSphere
    Define the role of a VMware vCenter Server® system 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 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
    Summarize the role-based access control model of VMware Telco Cloud Automation

9
  • Day Two Operations: Platform 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 to manage life cycle management of the VMware Telco Cloud Automation
    control plane
    Apply an upgrade schedule to manage life cycle management of VMware Telco Cloud Automation
    Describe network function and network service life cycle management events
    Execute network function and network service healing
    Set up Network Function and Network Service monitoring
    Perform Network Function and Network Service termination

10
  • Day Two 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
    Troubleshoot using tcf_manager, app.log, and web.log
    Define the procedures to integrate VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ with VMware Telco Cloud Automation
    Usage of VMware vRealize® Operations™

11
  • Day Two Operations: API Management

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

12
  • 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

Audience

This course is best for Telco cloud system administrators and telco network operations engineers, professionals who work with telco or enterprise and data center networks, and designers and operations engineers who manage telco workloads.

Language

English

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

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Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)

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