Introduction

32.6563GPPConfiguration Management (CM)GERAN network resources Integration Reference Point (IRP)Release 12Solution Set (SS) definitionsTelecommunication managementTS

The present document is part of a TS-family covering the 3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group Services and System Aspects; Telecommunication management; as identified below:

32.651: Configuration Management (CM); GERAN network resources Integration Reference Point (IRP): Requirements

32.652: Configuration Management (CM); GERAN network resources Integration Reference Point (IRP): Network Resource Model (NRM)

32.656: Configuration Management (CM); GERAN network resources Integration Reference Point (IRP); Solution Set (SS) definitions

Configuration Management (CM), in general, provides the operator with the ability to assure correct and effective operation of the 3G-network as it evolves. CM actions have the objective to control and monitor the actual configuration on the NEs and NRs, and they may be initiated by the operator or functions in the OSs or NEs.

CM actions may be requested as part of an implementation programme (e.g. additions and deletions), as part of an optimisation programme (e.g. modifications), and to maintain the overall Quality of Service (QoS). The CM actions are initiated either as a single action on a Network Element (NE) of the 3G-network or as part of a complex procedure involving actions on many NEs.

The Itf-N interface for Configuration Management is built up by a number of Integration Reference Points (IRPs) and a related Name Convention, which realise the functional capabilities over this interface. The basic structure of the IRPs is defined in 3GPP TS 32.101 [1] and 3GPP TS 32.102 [2]. For CM, a number of IRPs (and the Name Convention) are defined herein, used by this as well as other technical specifications for telecom management produced by 3GPP.