Introduction

32.3353GPPeXtensible Markup Language (XML) solution definitionsNotification Log (NL) 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:

32.331 "Notification Log (NL) Integration Reference Point (IRP); Requirements".

32.332 "Notification Log (NL) Integration Reference Point (IRP); Information Service (IS)".

32.333 "Notification Log (NL) Integration Reference Point (IRP); Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) Solution Set (SS)".

32.335 "Notification Log (NL) Integration Reference Point (IRP); eXtensible Markup Language (XML) solution definitions".

The present document is part of a TS-family, which describes the requirements and information model necessary for Telecommunications Management (TM). The TM principles and TM architecture are specified in 3GPP TS 32.101 [1] and 3GPP TS 32.102 [2].

A communications system is composed of a multitude of Network Elements (NE) of various types and, typically, different vendors, which inter-operate in a coordinated manner in order to satisfy the network users’ communication requirements.

The occurrence of faults in an NE may cause deterioration or loss of this NE’s function. Fault Management is the functional area, which allows the operator to detect the occurrence of faults in the network in real-time. Configuration Management and Performance Management are two more functional areas, which require the operator to be alerted to certain conditions in the network.

A standard general-purpose mechanism for the management of logs containing selected notifications from the network is required to provide an ability to perform historical analysis on faults and conditions, which occurred in the network. The documents series 32.33x, constituting the Notification Log IRP, sets forth such a mechanism – and the present document contains the relevant XML definition.