3 Definitions and abbreviations

32.7423GPPConfiguration Management (CM)Information Service (IS)Signalling Transport Network (STN) interface Network Resource Model (NRM) Integration Reference Point (IRP)Telecommunication managementTS

3.1 Definitions

For the purposes of the present document, the terms and definitions in 3GPP TS 32.101 [1], 32.102 [2], 32.600 [5], 32.741 [25] 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 Managed Object Class ManagedElement defined in 3GPP TS 32.622 [6].

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 the IOCs, their associations, attributes and operations. The NRM is also referred to as "MIM" (see above), which originates from the ITU-T TMN.

3.2 Abbreviations

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

CIM Common Information Model

CM Configuration Management

DN Distinguished Name

IOC Information Object Class

IRP Integration Reference Point

ITU-T International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Standardisation Sector

ME Managed Element

MIM Management Information Model

MO Managed Object

MTP Message Transfer Part

NE Network Element

NR Network Resource

NRM Network Resource Model

OS Operations System

RDN Relative Distinguished Name

SLC Signalling Link Code

SLS Signalling Link Selection

SP Signalling Point

STN Signalling Transport Network

STP Signalling Transfer Point

TP Termination Point

UML Unified Modelling Language