The following acronyms and abbreviations are used throughout this documentation.

BSF

Bootstrapping Server Function

Component that is, together with the NAF Authentication Filter, responsible for authenticating XCAP requests.

CDMA

Code-Division Multiple Access

One of two mobile core types supported by the MMT nodes.

CDS

Configuration Data Store

Database used to store configuration data for the VMs.

CSAR

Cloud Service ARchive

File type used by the SIMPL VM.

Deployment ID

Uniquely identifies a deployment, which can consist of many sites, each with many groups of VMs

HSS

Home Subscriber System

HTTP

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

HTTPS

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure

MAG

Management and Authentication Gateway

Node hosting the REM management and monitoring software, as well as the XCAP, NAF Authentication Filter and BSF components.

MDM

Metaswitch Deployment Manager

Virtual appliance compatible with many Metaswitch products, that co-ordinates deployment, scale and healing of product nodes, and provides DNS and NTP services.

MMT

MMTel node

Node hosting the Sentinel VoLTE MMT and SCC functionality.

NAF Authentication Filter

Network Application Function Authentication Filter

Component that is, together with the BSF, responsible for authenticating XCAP requests.

OCSS7

Metaswitch stack for SS7.

OVA

Open Virtual Appliance

File type used by VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud.

OVF

Open Virtualization Format

File type used by VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud.

QCOW2

QEMU Copy on Write 2

File type used by OpenStack.

REM

Rhino Element Manager

RVT

Rhino VoLTE TAS

SAS

Service Assurance Server

SDF

Solution Definition File

Describes the deployment, for consumption by the SIMPL VM.

SGC

Signaling Gateway Client

Both used as name of the OCSS7 SGC application, as well as the SGC node type hosting said application.

Sh

Diameter Sh protocol

ShCM

Sh Cache Microservice

The abbreviated form ShCM is pronounced as shook-um

SIMPL VM

ServiceIQ Management Platform VM

This VM has tools for deploying and upgrading a deployment.

Site ID

Uniquely identifies one site within the deployment, normally a geographic site (e.g. one data center)

SMO

Short Message (Gateway) and OCSS7

Node type hosting the Sentinel IP-SM-GW application on Rhino, and the OCSS7 servers.

TAS

Telecom Application Server

TSN

TAS Storage Node

TSNs provide Cassandra databases and CDS services to the other VMs.

VM

Virtual Machine

XCAP

XML Configuration Access Protocol

Protocol that allows a UE to read, write and modify application configuration data.

YANG

Yet Another Next Generation

Schemas used for verifying YAML files.

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