Introduction

32.6643GPPCommon Management Information Protocol (CMIP) Solution Set (SS)Configuration Management (CM)Kernel CM Integration Reference Point (IRP)Release 6Telecommunication 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; Configuration Management (CM), as identified below:

32.661: "Kernel CM; Requirements".

32.662: "Kernel CM; Information service (IS)".

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

32.664: "Kernel CM Integration Reference Point (IRP): Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP) Solution Set (SS)".

A third generation telecommunication network is composed of a multitude of different network elements (NE). For a successful operation of the network the operator must be provided with mechnisms allowing him to manage the network. These management activities can be grouped into several areas: configuration management, fault management, performance management, and accounting management and security management.

The present document is part of a set of technical specifications defining the telecommunication management (TM) of 3G systems. The TM principles are described in 3GPP TS 32.101 [1]. The TM architecture is described in 3GPP TS 32.102 [2]. The other specifications define the interface (ITf-N) between the managing system (manager), which is in general the network manager (NM) and the managed system (agent), which is either an element manager (EM) or the managed NE itself. The Itf-N is composed of a number of integration reference points (IRPs) defining the information in the agent that is visible for the manager, the operations that the manager may perform on this information and the notifications that are sent from the agent to the manager. One of these IRPs is the Kernel Configuration Management IRP.

Each IRP is specified by four TS, the requirements part, the information service (IS) part, the CORBA solution set (SS) and the CMIP solution set.