The scope of the study is to:
Document current version handling capabilities in SA5 OAM specifications (clause 5)
Identify and agree on the use cases and requirements (clause 6) for a coherent approach for version handling
capabilities for SA5 OAM specifications
Identify solution(s) with pros and cons to support the identified requirements (clause 7). The solutions may
require enhancement or modification of rules in the IRP methodology as well as enhancements of existing or
addition of new IRP specifications, utilizing SOA capabilities where appropriate. This includes:
Recommend a solution (clause 8).
The identification of entities that require version control (clause 7.1)
The protocol(s) by which the entity version can be discovered and registered (clause 7.2)
"Version handling" in the context of this study addresses what kind of support for version information that is
available over the Itf-N interface, i.e. what the IRPManager can "see" regarding which versions of the 3GPP
specifications that are supported by the IRPAgent, for which object instances etc.