Introduction

32.6723GPPConfiguration Management (CM)Information Service (IS)State Management Integration Reference Point (IRP)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:

32.671: Configuration Management (CM); State Management Integration Reference Point (IRP); Requirements

32.672: Configuration Management (CM); State Management Integration Reference Point (IRP); Information Service (IS)

32.676: Configuration Management (CM); State Management 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 Network Elements (NEs) and Network Resources (NRs), and they may be initiated by the operator or by functions in the Operations Systems (OSs) or NEs.

CM actions may be requested as part of a deployment program (e.g. additions and deletions), as part of an optimisation program (e.g. modifications), and to maintain the overall Quality of Service (QoS). The CM actions are initiated either as single actions on single NEs of the 3G network, or as part of a complex procedure involving actions on many resources/objects in one or several NEs.