Introduction

32.5373GPPIntegration Reference Point (IRP)Release 9SOAP Solution Set (SS)Software management (SwM)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:

32.531 Telecommunication management; Software management; Concepts and Integration Reference Point (IRP) Requirements

32.532 Telecommunication management; Software management Integration Reference Point (IRP); Information Service (IS)

32.533 Telecommunication management; Software management Integration Reference Point (IRP); Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) Solution Set (SS)

32.535 Telecommunication management; Software management Integration Reference Point (IRP); eXtensible Markup Language (XML) definitions

32.537: Telecommunication management; Software management Integration Reference Point (IRP): SOAP Solution Set (SS)

Software Management, in general, provides the operator with the ability to manage effectively the software entities residing in the 3G network. Software Management function is useful especially when there is a need to manage a large number of software residing in the managed elements widely distributed geographically. The main focus is the management of new software releases and correction patches [1].

The software management operations are initiated by the operator or by functions in the Operations Systems (OSs) either on single NE or across several NEs of the 3G network.