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-RAN™ environment. In this course, you are introduced to the VMware Telco Cloud Platform-RAN 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-RAN, 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 details of VMware Telco Cloud Platform-RAN
List steps to deploy an infrastructure using infrastructure automation
Explain Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and Supporting Containers as a Service
List and describe process of onboarding and instantiating network functions
List and describe the process of network function and platform life cycle management
Describe the use of APIs within Telco Cloud Automation
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 for Radio Access Network (TCP-RAN) Foundations courses. You should also have the following understanding or knowledge:
Good understanding of VMware products like vSphere and VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid
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
Day 0 Operations: VMware Telco Cloud Platform-RAN Overview and Installation
Describe day 0, day 1, and day 2 operations
Describe day 0 operations for VMware Telco Cloud Automation
List the day 0 requirements for Telco Cloud Automation functionality
Describe the VMware Telco Cloud Automation architecture
Describe the VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane architecture
List the VMware Telco Cloud Automation deployment options
List the steps to perform VMware Telco Cloud Automation deployment
List the steps to perform VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane integration with vSphere
Describe VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane scaling
Describe the vSphere Architecture
List the key VMware components that are part of vSphere
Describe the key use cases for vSphere
Day 1 Operations: Infrastructure Automation
Describe infrastructure automation
List the use cases of infrastructure automation
Describe the requirements of infrastructure automation
Describe provisioning with and without infrastructure automation
List the benefits of infrastructure automation
List challenges of infrastructure automation
Describe the infrastructure requirements of infrastructure automation
Describe the infrastructure automation domains
Describe the process to identify the infrastructure automation domains
Configure an infrastructure for infrastructure automation
List the steps to deploy an infrastructure using infrastructure automation
List the steps to validate infrastructure deployment
Day 1 Operations: Containers as a Service
Describe the role of containers in VMware Telco Cloud Platform-RAN
Describe the benefits and challenges of containers
List the container use cases
Describe the Kubernetes architecture
List the roles of nodes and clusters
Describe the supporting components of Kubernetes
Compare Kubernetes to Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
List the key features of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
Describe the architecture of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
List the steps to create a Kubernetes cluster template
Describe the process for deploying node pools and groups
List the steps to instantiate a cluster
List CaaS scale options
List upgrade operations
Describe how advanced features like Air Gap are supported
Day 1 Operations: Network Functions and Network Services
Describe the role of a network service
Describe the types of network functions
List the type of descriptors
Describe the requirements of a descriptor
Describe the role of TOSCA
Describe how TOSCA is used to create descriptors
Explore the basics of the TOSCA structure
Examine the types of descriptors
Describe the role of onboarding
List the steps to onboard a virtual network function
List the steps to onboard a cloud-native network function
Examine the results of the onboarding process
Describe the role of Harbor
Explain how to list the contents of a Harbor platform
List the steps to interface with a Harbor platform
List the steps to instantiate a virtual network function
List the steps to instantiate a cloud-native network function
Examine the results of the instantiation process
List the steps to instantiate a network service
Examine the results of the instantiation process
Day 2 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
Describe how upgrade schedules are used to manage life cycle events for the VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane
Describe how upgrade schedules are used to manage life cycle events for VMware Telco Cloud Automation
Describe network function life cycle management events
Perform a termination
Perform an upgrade
Describe network service life cycle management events
Execute network service healing
Set up network service monitoring
Perform a network service termination
Day 2 Operations: Troubleshooting
Identify the features of the VMware Telco Cloud Platform for RAN dashboards
List the components of the VMware Telco Cloud Platform for RAN 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
Examine key troubleshooting scenarios
Day 2 Operations: API Management
Define the VMware Telco Cloud Automation API
Explain the API architecture
Describe the use cases for VMware Telco Cloud Automation API
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
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