3 Definitions and abbreviations

32.106-23GPPConfiguration Management (CM)Part 2: Notification Integration Reference Point (IRP): Information Service (IS)Telecommunication managementTS

3.1 Definitions

For the purposes of the present document, the following terms and definitions apply. For terms and definitions not found here, please refer to 3GPP TS 32.101 [7], 3GPP TS 32.102 [8] and 3GPP TS 32.106-1 [9].

IRPAgent: See 3GPP TS 32.102 [8].

IRPManager: See 3GPP TS 32.102 [8].

Event: It is an occurrence that is of significance to network operators, the NEs under surveillance and network management applications. Events can indicate many types of network management information, such as network alarms, network configuration change information and network performance data.

Extended Event Type: ITU-T TMN defines event types. Examples are: Object Creation, Object Deletion, Attribute Value Change, State Change, Communications Alarm, Processing Error Alarm, Environmental Alarm, Quality of Service Alarm, Equipment Alarm, Integrity Violation, Security Violation, Time Domain Violation, Operational Violation, Physical Violation. Valid values of this set are controlled by ITU-T.

The 3GPP Working Group SA5’s (Telecommunication Management) work on IRP requires definitions beyond those ITU-T defined event types. Examples are:

  • Indicate alarm acknowledgement state changes;
  • Indicate Alarm List (defined in Alarm IRP: IS 3GPP TS 32.111-2 [1]) has rebuilt successfully.

This set is called extendedEventType. Valid values for this set are specified by this IRP.

Notification: It refers to the transport of events from event producer to consumer (receiver). In this IRP, notification is used to carry network events from IRPAgent to IRPManager. Producer sends notifications to consumers as soon as there are new events occur. Consumer does not need to check (“pull”) for events.

It may be reused if there is no requirement that the previous notification using that Notification identifier be correlated with future notifications. Generally, IRPAgent should choose it to ensure uniqueness over as long a time as is feasible for the IRPAgent.

Notification Category: One Notification Category defines the set of all event types and all extended event types specified by one IRP. Neither an event type nor an extended event type may belong to more than one Notification Category.

Qualifiers: Qualifiers for operations, notifications and attributes (whether they are Mandatory(M)/ Conditional(C)/ Optional(O)) are defined in the present (Information Service) document, but not for corresponding parameters in the solution set documents (as they are meaningless there). Mandatory and Conditional qualifiers shall always be the same in other IRPs using items from the Notification IRP IS (the present document), but Optional qualifiers may in the other IRPs be set to either Optional or Mandatory.

3.2 Abbreviations

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

C Conditional

CM Configuration Management

CORBA Common Object Request Broker Architecture

DN Distinguished Name

EM Element Manager

FM Fault Management

IDL Interface Definition Language

IRP Integration Reference Point

IS Information Service

ITU-T International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Standardisation Sector

M Mandatory

MIB Management Information Base

MIM Management Information Model

MOC Managed Object Class

MOI Managed Object Instance

NE Network Element

NM Network Manager

NR Network Resource

NRM Network Resource Model

O Optional

OMG Object Management Group

SS Solution Set

TMN Telecommunications Management Network

UML Unified Modelling Language (OMG)