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C M E

Configuration

Management

Express

User Guide

Prepared By: Faseeh Ur Rehman
RF Engineer
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

faseeh.rehman@huawei.com

Contents
Introduction: ........................................................................................................................................... 3
How to Login to CME: ............................................................................................................................. 4
What is Current Area and Planned Area? ............................................................................................... 5
Current Area: .......................................................................................................................................... 5
Planned Area:.......................................................................................................................................... 6
Area Synchronization: ............................................................................................................................. 9
Synchronizing the Current Area: ........................................................................................................... 10
Synchronising the Planned Area: .......................................................................................................... 12
How to Search a site in CME? ............................................................................................................... 15
What actions we can Perform on Cell-Level? ....................................................................................... 16
Cell Configuration Express: ................................................................................................................... 16
How to Make Changes in Parameters: ................................................................................................. 17
How to See the Neighbours of a Cell: ................................................................................................... 22
How To Configure Neighbours in CME: ................................................................................................ 23
How To Configure Cell Hopping: ........................................................................................................... 24
How To Export the Parameters in CME: ............................................................................................... 25
How to Export the BTS Script: ............................................................................................................... 30

Introduction:
CME (Configuration Management Express) is a Huawei
Tool used for the configuration of BSC6900. It can be used for the
configuration of cell sites. CME works in Parallel with iManager M2000. It
means we cannot use CME until we login to M2000 server. In CME, we can
create BTS, configure or modify Cell parameters, frequencies etc. Basically
what CME does is it creates MML scripts for every action that we perform on
the Cell/TRX. In the end, we can use these MML commands to actually apply
those actions/changes.
This document is made with respect of RF End. It does not cover the topics
which are related to the BSS end.
One important thing to know about CME is that its offline mode is not available
as compared with the BSC6000 LMT. So we cannot use it until and unless
iManager M2000 services are running.

open iManager M2000.How to Login to CME: To login to CME. It will open the CME Main Window as shown below . go to Maintenance Tab CME.

go to Area Management Open Current It will open the current area window as show below. any type of modification is not allowed.What is Current Area and Planned Area? Basically in CME there are two types of Areas: i) Current Area ii) Planned Area Current Area: In current area. . it is better to use the current area. we can only view the NEs and its parameters. use of planned area is not recommended in order to avoid unwanted changes in the database. So if we want to see some parameter vales. To open the current area.

Planned Area: If we want change the values of any parameter. We can create as much planned area as we want. . See the below images to know how a planned area is created. Give a name to your planned area. and select the NEs that you want to include in the planned area. we have to use the planned area.

and it will start processing. .Click the OK button.

If you already have created a planned area. Select from the existing planned area to open one. see below images to know how to open a planned area. .

Below image shows how to swap between the current and planned are. and it will open the Planned Area window as shown below.Click Open button. To get you CME Data perfectly Synchronised with the NE data. follow the below mentioned sequence. we have to synchronize manually. Area Synchronization: CME does not support automatic synchronization of Database. We can swap between the current and planned are according to our requirement. i) Synchronise the Current Area ii) Synchronise the Planned Area .

Synchronizing the Current Area: For any changes that we have made through CME or MML commands. the current area data is matched with the actual NE Data. Below image shows how to synchronise the Current Area. Or we can use the following alternate way to synchronise the Current Area: . it is now updated in the current area database. When we synchronise the current area.

it means that the database has been synchronised successfully.Select from the Existing NEs which you want to get synchronised. When the success message is displayed. .

first swap to the Planned Area if you are currently in “Current Data”. . To synchronise the Planned Area. Synchronising the Planned Area: After we have synchronised the Current Area. in order to synchronise the Planned Data with the Current Area. See below. we also need to synchronise our Planned Area.Note: Synchronising all the NEs at a time is NOT RECOMMENDED because it can cause the OML Link to get congested.

Synchronise Planned Data . See below.Go To Area Management Planned Area To confirm Click “OK” button.

When the Planned Area is synchronised. . of NEs present in the Planned Area. the more the Processing time. Below image shows how the Network Element are displayed in CME. See Below. The more the no of NEs. it will display the Success Message.It will Start Processing. Moreover it can cause the OML Link to get congested. Note: Processing Time Depends upon the No.

. press Ctrl+F key.How to Search a site in CME? To find a particular cell/Site in CME. input site/Cell ID and press enter key. See below.

g.What actions we can Perform on Cell-Level? Cell Configuration Express: In cell Configuration express window. See Below. . we can see all the cell level parameters e. Call Control Parameters. Idle Mode Parameters. Handover Parameters etc.

go to Handover Parameters. and go to the desired parameters section. Shows Cell Name Details of the Cell (Cell Index. right click on a cell. . open Cell Configuration Express. 4. See Below. For example if we want to change the parameter “Concentric Circle HO Allowed”. click on HO Basic Parameters. 2. Cell ID etc) Parameter Categories Parameter list of the concerned Category How to Make Changes in Parameters: In the Planned area. A list of related parameters is displayed on the right side of the window. From here we can input the desired value of the parameter. 3.1.

see below. .Similarly. to change “Radio Link Timeout” value.

See Below.After you have made the changes. To implement your changes. Click “Yes” to save the changes you made in your Planned Area. . click on the cell and it will give the below message. See Below. Go to Area Management Planned Area Export Incremental Script. Or you can use the shortcut button to export your Script. Remember that the changes that you have made have not been implemented on the BSC yet.

the CME will take you to the Script Executer window automatically.It will Display the following window. If you check this option. . In the above image you can see one option. but you will not be able to copy or edit your script there. “Launch the Script Executer”. You can give the desired path where you want your script to be saved.

CME will execute all the commands. it means the changes have been implemented successfully. What it will do is will save the script in a “. Otherwise if you choose the “Best Effort” Option. We can keep the option of “launch the Script Executer” unchecked. skipping the command that contains the error. See below.txt” file on your desired path. You can copy that script and run in the MML when you require. When the “Success” message is displayed in your project. . right click on your project in the script Executer Window Activate Project Break on Failure The “Break on Failure” Option will stop the script if it finds error in some command.To run your script.

it will display a link. open Cell Configuration Express BSC 2G Neighbour Cell. where your Script is saved in Text file. . See below.When you click export. How to See the Neighbours of a Cell: To see the neighbours of a cell.

Note: CME shows the neighbour relations by Cell Index. so it is better to see the neighbours from MML as there you can see the neighbour relations by Cell Names.See Below. How To Configure Neighbours in CME: Right Click on Cell Name Neighbouring Cell Configuration Express .

How To Configure Cell Hopping: Right Click on Cell Configure MA Group . Here you can add/delete neighbour relations or change Cell to Cell Parameters.It will open the neighbour Window as shown Below.

MAIO. How To Export the Parameters in CME: Go to GSM Applications Tab Export Cell Parameter Data. Note: In BSC6000. HSN. . etc...Here you can Change Cell MA Frequencies. we have to deactivate a cell before changing the MA Group or Frequency etc..

You can select a specific cell or NE. . See below.

.Select the Parameters you want to export. Select the file type in which you want to save the parameters.

Click Next to export the data: .

.When the export is finished. . it will give a link which will take you to the location where the file is saved.

neighbour relations are also exported. See Below . all the cell parameters. Go to GSM Applications Export BTS Script. See the below image to know how a BTS Script is exported. When we export the BTS Script.. Select the BTS for which you want to export the script. Select from the option accordingly...How to Export the BTS Script: We can export the scripts for the creation/deletion of a BTS from CME...

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When finished it will give a link which will take you to the location where the BTS Script is saved. .Select the path where you want to save the Script Click “Next” and the CME will start exporting the script.

End of Document .