3 Definitions and abbreviations

32.1253GPPAdvanced Alarm Management (AAM) Integration Reference Point (IRP): eXtensible Markup Language (XML) file format definitionTelecommunication managementTS

3.1 Definitions

For the purposes of the present document, the following terms and definitions apply:

IRP: See 3GPP TS 32.150 [1].

IRPAgent: See 3GPP TS 32.150 [1].

IRPManager: See 3GPP TS 32.150 [1].

Alike Alarm: Two alarms are considered alike, if the corresponding alarm notifications are issued by the same object instance with the same alarmType, same perceivedSeverity, same probableCause and same specificProblem (if present).

Lower Edge of Time Window: The point in time which determines the begin of a time span.

Upper Edge of Time Window: The point in time which determines the end of a time span.

XML file: file containing an XML document

XML document: composed of the succession of an optional XML declaration followed by a root XML element

NOTE: See [4]; in the scope of the present document.

XML declaration: it specifies the version of XML being used

NOTE: See [4].

XML element: has a type, is identified by a name, may have a set of XML attribute specifications and is either composed of the succession of an XML start-tag followed by the XML content of the XML element followed by an XML end-tag, or composed simply of an XML empty-element tag; each XML element may contain other XML elements

NOTE: See [4].

empty XML element: having an empty XML content; an empty XML element still possibly has a set of XML attribute specifications; an empty XML element is either composed of the succession of an XML start-tag directly followed by an XML end-tag, or composed simply of an XML empty-element tag

NOTE: See [4].

XML content (of an XML element): empty if the XML element is simply composed of an XML empty-element tag; otherwise the part, possibly empty, of the XML element between its XML start-tag and its XML end-tag

XML start-tag: the beginning of a non-empty XML element is marked by an XML start-tag containing the name and the set of XML attribute specifications of the XML element

NOTE: See [4].

XML end-tag: the end of a non-empty XML element is marked by an XML end-tag containing the name of the XML element

NOTE: See [4].

XML empty-element tag: composed simply of an empty-element tag containing the name and the set of XML attribute specifications of the XML element.

NOTE: See [4].

XML attribute specification: has a name and a value

NOTE: See [4].

DTD: defines structure and content constraints to be respected by an XML document to be valid with regard to this DTD

NOTE: See [4].

XML schema: more powerful than a DTD, an XML schema defines structure and content constraints to be respected by an XML document to conform with this XML schema; through the use of XML namespaces several XML schemas can be used together by a single XML document; an XML schema is itself also an XML document that shall conform with the XML schema for XML schemas

NOTE: See [5], [6] and [7].

XML namespace: enables qualifying element and attribute names used in XML documents by associating them with namespaces identified by different XML schemas

NOTE: See [8], in the scope of the present document.

XML complex type: defined in an XML schema; cannot be directly used in an XML document; can be the concrete type or the derivation base type for an XML element type or for another XML complex type; ultimately defines constraints for an XML element on its XML attribute specifications and/or its XML content

NOTE: See [5], [6] and [7].

XML element type: declared by an XML schema; can be directly used in an XML document; as the concrete type of an XML element, directly or indirectly defines constraints on its XML attribute specifications and/or its XML content; can also be the concrete type or the derivation base type for another XML element type

NOTE: See [5], [6] and [7].

3.2 Abbreviations

For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:

AAM Advanced Alarm Management

AAMRule Advanced Alarm Management Rule

CM Configuration Management

EM Element Manager

IOC Information Object Class

IRP Integration Reference Point

IS Information Service

Itf-N Interface N

MIB Management Information Base

NE Network Element

XML eXtensible Markup Language