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.
This TS defines, in addition to the requirements defined in TS 32.101
, TS 32.102
and TS 32.600
, the requirements for the present IRP: Inventory Management (IM )Network Resource Model