This course, equivalent to 3 days of training, provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in operating and troubleshooting the VMware Telco Cloud Platform™ environment. In this course, you are introduced to the VMware Telco Cloud Platform infrastructure, deployment options, and procedures. You also deploy Kubernetes clusters and understand the detailed configuration settings of management and workload clusters. You onboard and instantiate network functions and network services using hands-on lab exercises.
In addition, you are presented with various types of technical problems in VMware Telco Cloud Platform, which you will identify, analyze, and solve through a systematic troubleshooting process.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
List VMware Telco Cloud Platform layered architecture and deployment procedures
Describe the VMware Telco Cloud Platform virtual infrastructure requirements
List the use cases of VMware vSphere® and VMware vCenter Server®
Describe the VMware Telco Cloud Platform networking and storage requirements
Describe the architecture of VMware Tanzu™ Standard for Telco
Configure management and workload clusters for containers as a service functionality
Instantiate network services and network functions
Enumerate troubleshooting concepts and Day 2 operations for VMware Telco Cloud Platform
Who Can Benefit
Telco cloud system administrators and telco network operations engineers
Professionals who work with telco or enterprise and datacenter networks
Designers and operations engineers who manage telco workloads
Before taking this course, you should have completed the Telco Cloud Automation Fundamentals and Telco Cloud Platform Fundamentals courses. You should also have the following understanding or knowledge:
Good understanding of VMware products like vSphere, VMware NSX®, VMware vSAN™, VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid™, and VMware vCloud Director®
Knowledge of and working experience with network functions virtualization, including:
ETSI NFV framework, virtualized network functions, and related Interfaces
Kubernetes, Helm, cloud-native network functions, CSI, and CNI
VMware Telco Cloud Platform 5G Edition [2.0]
Introduction and course logistics
VMware Telco Cloud Platform Overview
Describe the architecture of VMware Telco Cloud Platform
Describe the key functions of VMware Telco Cloud Platform
List the benefits of VMware Telco Cloud Platform
Describe the VMware Telco Cloud Automation architecture
Describe the VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane architecture
List VMware Telco Cloud Automation deployment options
Describe the vSphere architecture
List the key VMware components that are part of vSphere
Describe the key use cases for vSphere
VMware Telco Cloud Platform Infrastructure
Describe the key capabilities of vSphere and vCenter Server
List the use cases of vSphere and vCenter Server
Describe the requirements for infrastructure
Describe the process of deploying VMs
List the benefits of VM templates and libraries
List the requirements of VMware Telco Cloud Platform on vSphere
Describe the networking options of vSphere
Describe the key networking use cases
Describe requirements of VMware Telco Cloud Platform for networking
Describe the storage options of vSphere
Describe the key storage use cases
Describe requirements of VMware Telco Cloud Platform for storage
Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and Supporting Containers as a Service
Describe the role of containers in VMware Telco Cloud Platform
Describe the benefits and challenges of containers
List the various container use cases
Describe the Kubernetes architecture
List the role of nodes and clusters
Describe the supporting components of Kubernetes
Describe Kubernetes compared to Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
List the key features of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
Describe the architecture of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
List the steps to integrate a container-based virtual infrastructure
Describe supporting technologies like Cluster API
Describe key concepts like late binding
Supporting Virtualized Network Functions
Describe the types of network functions
List the type of descriptors
Describe the requirements of a VNF descriptor
Describe the key vSphere operations for VNFs
Describe the key VNF use cases
List the role of vSphere in VNF instantiation
Outline VM onboarding requirements
Describe the VNF requirements for onboarding
List the steps to onboard a VNF
Describe VNF life cycle management
Describe key life cycle management operations
Supporting Cloud-native Network Functions
Describe the special requirements of containers on network functions
List the type of descriptors for containers
Describe the requirements of a CNF descriptor
Describe the role of Harbor
Explain how to list the contents of a Harbor platform
List the steps to interface with a Harbor platform
Describe container onboarding requirements for Harbor
Describe the CNF requirements for onboarding
List the steps to onboard a CNF
Describe CNF life cycle management
Describe key life cycle management operations
VMware Telco Cloud Platform Troubleshooting
Identify the features of the VMware Telco Cloud Platform dashboards
List the components of the VMware Telco Cloud Platform dashboards
Explain the features of fault management in VMware Telco Cloud Platform
Describe the use of fault management in VMware Telco Cloud Platform for network functions
Describe the use of performance management in VMware Telco Cloud Platform for network functions
Describe the use of logs in VMware Telco Cloud Platform
Troubleshoot using VMware Telco Cloud Platform logs
List the key CLI tools that can be used for Troubleshooting
List the steps to identify common network function deployment problems
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
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