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:
TS 32.611: "Configuration Management (CM); Bulk CM Integration Reference Point (IRP): Requirements".
TS 32.612: "Configuration Management (CM); Bulk CM Integration Reference Point (IRP): Information Service (IS)".
TS 32.616: "Configuration Management (CM); Bulk CM Integration Reference Point (IRP): Solution Set (SS) defintions".
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 Element (NEs) and network resources , 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. The CM actions are initiated either as a 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.
The present document (Bulk Configuration Management IRP: Information Service) defines a number of Integration Reference Point (IRP) through which an 'IRPAgent' (typically an Element Manager or Network Element) can communicate bulk Configuration Management related information to one or several 'IRPManagers' (typically Network Managers).