32.1043G Performance Management3GPPRelease 1999Telecommunication managementTS
For the purposes of the present document, the following definitions apply:
- A Network Element Manager (EM) provides a package of end-user functions for management of a set of closely related types of Network Elements. These functions can be divided into two main categories:
– Element Management Functions for management of Network Elements on an individual basis. These are basically the same functions as supported by the corresponding local terminals.
– Sub-Network Management Functions that are related to a network model for a set of Network Elements constituting a clearly defined sub-network, which may include relations between the Network Elements. This model enables additional functions on the sub-network level (typically in the areas of network topology presentation, alarm correlation, service impact analysis and circuit provisioning).
- A Network Manager (NM) provides a package of end-user functions with the responsibility for the management of a network, mainly as supported by the EM(s) but it may also involve direct access to the Network Elements. All communication with the network is based on open and well-standardised interfaces supporting management of multi-vendor and multi-technology Network Elements.
- Operations System (OS). This abbreviation indicates a generic management system, independent of its location level within the management hierarchy.
For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:
3G 3rd Generation
3GPP 3G Partnership Project
ASN.1 Abstract Syntax Notation 1
BER Basic Encoding Rules
DTD Document Type Definition
EM (Network) Element Manager
ETS European Telecommunication Standard
FTAM File Transfer Access and Management
FTP File Transfer Protocol
ITU-T International Telecommunication Union – Telecommunications Standardisation Sector
MSC Mobile Services Switching Centre
NE Network Element
NM Network Manager
OA&M Operation, Administration and Maintenance
OS Operations System (EM, NM)
OSI Open Systems Interconnection
PM Performance Management
QoS Quality of Service
RNC Radio Network Controller
TFTP Trivial FTP
UMTS Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
UTRAN Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network