Introduction

32.6913GPPInventory Management (IM) network resources Integration Reference Point (IRP): RequirementsRelease 11Telecommunication 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:

32.690: Inventory Management (IM): Requirements

32.691: Inventory Management (IM) network resources Integration Reference Point (IRP): Requirements

32.692: Inventory Management (IM) network resources Integration Reference Point (IRP): Network Resource Model (NRM)

32.696: Inventory Management (IM) network resources Integration Reference Point (IRP): Solution Set (SS) definitions

Inventory Management (IM), in general, provides the operator with the ability to assure correct and effective operation of the 3G network as it evolves. IM actions have the objective to 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. The final goal of IM is the establishment of an accurate and timely model of the actual inventory in the NEs or NRs.

IM actions may be requested to reflect changes initiated by Configuration Management (CM) actions or to make sure that the inventory model is in synch with the actual inventory. IM 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.