32.6673GPPConfiguration Management (CM)Kernel CM 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:

32.661: "Configuration Management (CM); Kernel CM; Requirements".

32.662: "Configuration Management (CM); Kernel CM; Information Service (IS)".

32.663: "Configuration Management (CM); Kernel CM Integration Reference Point (IRP): Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) Solution Set (SS)".

32.665 Configuration Management (CM); Kernel CM Integration Reference Point (IRP): eXtensible Markup Language (XML) definitions.

32.667: "Configuration Management (CM); Kernel CM Integration Reference Point (IRP): SOAP solution set".

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 an implementation programme (e.g. additions and deletions), as part of an optimisation programme (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.