3 Definitions and abbreviations

32.6323GPPConfiguration Management (CM)Core network resources Integration Reference Point (IRP)Network Resource Model (NRM)Release 11Telecommunication managementTS

3.1 Definitions

For the purposes of the present document, the terms and definitions given in 3GPP TS 32.101 [1], 3GPP TS 32.102 [2], 3GPP TS 32.600 [14] and the following apply:

Association: In general it is used to model relationships between Managed Objects. Associations can be implemented in several ways, such as:

(1) name bindings;

(2) reference attributes; and

(3) association objects.

This IRP stipulates that containment associations shall be expressed through name bindings, but it does not stipulate the implementation for other types of associations as a general rule. These are specified as separate entities in the object models (UML diagrams).

Managed Element (ME): an instance of the Information Object Class ManagedElement defined in 3GPP TS 32.622 [16].

Managed Object (MO): in the context of the present document, a Managed Object (MO) is a software object that encapsulates the manageable characteristics and behaviour of a particular Network Resource. The MO is instance of a MO class defined in a MIM/NRM. This class, called Information Object Class (IOC) has attributes that provide information used to characterize the objects that belong to the class (the term "attribute" is taken from TMN and corresponds to a "property" according to CIM). Furthermore, the IOC can have operations that represent the behaviour relevant for that class (the term "operation" is taken from TMN and corresponds to a "method" according to CIM). The IOC may support the emission of notifications that provide information about an event occurrence within a network resource.

Management Information Model (MIM): also referred to as NRM – see the definition below.

Network Resource Model (NRM): a model representing the actual managed telecommunications network resources that a System is providing through the subject IRP
An NRM identifies and describes IOCs, their associations, attributes and operations. The NRM is also referred to as "MIM" (see above), which originates from the ITU-T TMN.

Node B: a logical node responsible for radio transmission/reception in one or more cells to/from the User Equipment
It terminates the Iub interface towards the RNC.

3.2 Abbreviations

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

AUC AUthentication Centre

AS Application Server

BG Border Gateway

BGCF Breakout Gateway Control Function

BS Billing System

CBC Cell Broadcast Center

CGF Charging Gateway Functionality

CN Core Network

DN Distinguished Name (see 3GPP TS 32.300 [13])

EIR Equipment Identity Register

EM Element Manager

FM Fault Management

FNR Flexible Number Register

GDMO Guidelines for the Definition of Managed Objects

GGSN Gateway GPRS Support Node

GMLC Gateway Mobile Location Center

GMSC Server Gateway MSC Server

GMSC Gateway MSC

GPRS General Packet Radio System

HNB GW Home NodeB Gateway

ICSCF Interrogating Call Session Control Function

IDL Interface Definition Language

IMS IP Multimedia Subsystem

IOC Information Object Class

IRP Integration Reference Point

ISO International Standards Organization

IWF InterWorking Function

ME Managed Element

MGCF Media Gateway Control Function

MGW Media GateWay

MIM Management Information Model

MNP-SRF Mobile Number Portability-Signalling Relay Function

MO Managed Object

MOI Managed Object Instance

MRFC Multimedia Resource Function Controller

MRFP Call Session Control Function Processor

MSC Server Mobile Services Switching Centre Server

MSC Mobile Services Switching Centre

NE Network Element

NM Network Manager

NPDB Number Portability DataBase

NR Network Resource

NRM Network Resource Model

OSI Open Systems Interconnection

PCSCF Proxy Call Session Control Function

PM Performance Management

RDN Relative Distinguished Name (see 3GPP TS 32.300 [13])

SCF Service Control Function

SCSCF Serving Call Session Control Function

SGSN Serving GPRS Support Node

SGW Signalling GateWay

SLF Subscription Locator Function

SMLC Serving Mobile Location Center

SMS Short Message Service



SRF Specialized Resource Function

SSF Service Switching Function

TMN Telecommunications Management Network

UML Unified Modelling Language

UMTS Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

UTRAN Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network

VLR Visitor Location Register