Introduction

32.1273GPPAdvanced Alarm Management (AAM) Integration Reference Point (IRP)Release 9SOAP Solution Set (SS)Telecommunication 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:

32.121: Advanced Alarm Management (AAM) Integration Reference Point (IRP): Requirements.

32.122: Advanced Alarm Management (AAM) Integration Reference Point (IRP): Information Service (IS).

32.123: Advanced Alarm Management (AAM) Integration Reference Point (IRP): Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) Solution Set.

32.125: Advanced Alarm Management (AAM) Integration Reference Point (IRP): eXtensible Markup Language (XML) definitions.

32.127: Advanced Alarm Management (AAM) Integration Reference Point (IRP): SOAP Solution Set (SS).

The Itf-N interface is built up by a number of 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 32.150 [1].

A single network fault may generate a large number of alarms over space and time. In a large and complex network, simultaneous network faults may occur, causing the network operator to be flooded with high volume of alarms. The high volume of alarms, typically the one received by an IRPManager via the getAlarmList or alarm notifications of Alarm IRP specification, greatly inhibits the operator ability to quickly identify and locate the responsible network faults. Advanced Alarm Management IRP is intended to provide methods to improve this situation.