Brosna Communications International

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BCI - Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures
Document No.

Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS)
Approved Checked

BCI/RF/03:0014
Date Rev Reference

Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB)

15/09/2003

15/09/2003

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Opt

OPTIMIZATION TOOLS AND PROCEDURES

SOME HANDY TIPS AND HINTS

Brosna Communications International
Prepared (also subject responsible if other)

BCI - Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures
Document No.

Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS)
Approved Checked

BCI/RF/03:0014
Date Rev Reference

Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB)

15/09/2003

15/09/2003

R1A

Opt

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ...........................................................................................................................................................................- 0 2. ERICSSON’S OSS ..................................................................................................................................................................- 0 -

2.1 COMMAND HANDLER APPLICATION (CHA).............................................................................................. ...................- 0 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.2 2.3 2.4 SOME COMMOM MML COMMANDS:...............................................................................................................- 0 EXAMPLE OF EACH:............................................................................................................................................- 0 MORE DETAILED LIST OF MML COMMANDS (CATEGORIZED)................................................................- 0 -

CELLULAR NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR (CNA) .........................................................................................................- 0 ERICSSON’S PMR................................................................................................................. ...............................................- 0 ERICSSON’S RNO ......................................................................................................... ......................................................- 0 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 2.4.4 2.5.5 FAS ..........................................................................................................................................................................- 0 FOX .........................................................................................................................................................................- 0 NCS..........................................................................................................................................................................- 0 NOX.........................................................................................................................................................................- 0 MRR.........................................................................................................................................................................- 0 -

3. 3.1 3.2 4.

EXERT/ OSS’S ACTIVITY MANAGER...............................................................................................................................- 0 HOW TO SCHEDULE THE DUMP FILE PROCESS: ......................................................................................... ..............- 0 HOW TO LOAD THE COMMAND FILES DIRECTLY (EASIER): ............................................................................... ..- 0 HOW TO DOWNLOAD/USE ALEX

Brosna Communications International
Prepared (also subject responsible if other)

BCI - Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures
Document No.

Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS)
Approved Checked

BCI/RF/03:0014
Date Rev Reference

Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB)

15/09/2003

15/09/2003

R1A

Opt

1.

INTRODUCTION

This document was compiled with the intent of providing a few working tips and hints for the various radio optimisation tools currently in use by the BCI engineers, working on Ericsson projects. It is not intended to be an operating manual for the tools discussed, although reference is made to other documents, which may provide further information regarding the operating procedures. Please refer to ALEX for further information on the topics discussed here.

and selecting your object from the list provided. are common.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . 2. Once logged-on. Remember that all operators have slightly different menu structures for these OSS tools. Cellular Network Administrator (CNA). . you will need to connect to the BSC called MOI01. There are some screen-prints and basic procedure descriptions for OSS’s Command Handler Application (CHA). Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 2.1 version. and also the Radio Network Optimization (RNO) tools. Do this by clicking on the Network Element arrow. right-click on the OSS Workspace Menu -> select OSS TOOLS -> left click on Command Handling (CHA). the commands etc. but that the below procedures will be largely similar.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. For example. Once the applications are open. ERICSSON’S OSS This section provides a brief overview of Ericsson’s Operational Support System (OSS) and is written using OSS R9.1 COMMAND HANDLER APPLICATION (CHA) On your UNIX box/Solaris Terminal: You will need a logon account. if you wish to interrogate cell-site 310S4_BRIDGE_VASCO_DA_GAMA. You will be presented with a screen that looks as follows: You will need to connect to the parent object of the managed object you wish to interrogate.

RLCRP:CELL=202S1_1. 7. 3. . indicating ‘execute’. RLLFP:CELL=202S1_1. Displays type of signalling concentration used. 4. RXAPP:MO=RXOTG-5. Check Hand Over filter settings Check cell resources and ICM Bands information Check the ICM Bands limit settings Outputs ALL alarms on BSC. Returns RXOTG no. 2.1 SOME COMMOM MML COMMANDS: 1. (This is indicated by a P at the end of the MML command. See the below list for some commonly used MML commands. What can we do/can’t we do? You may or may not have Operator logon status. 12. HGSDP:MSISDN=351930109437. RXTCP:MOTY=RXOTG. RLCFP:CELL=202S1_1. RLDEP:CELL=202S1_1. and remember to end each command line with a semicolon [. 2. RXMOP:MO=RXOTG-5. Lists all outgoing neighbours and parameters. CELL=202S1_1. 8.CELLR=all. Displays ABIS configuration Returns general MO data.g. 13. 10. 9. e. Lists cell Power settings. ALLIP. [ALLIP. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt Using MML Commands: Click in the Input Area of the window. only execute commands that PRINT or output information regarding managed objects. If you are unsure. 14. RLNRP:CELL=202S1_1.1. RLIMP:CELL=202S1_1. Returns IMSI. RLNCP:CELL=202S1_1. Check Channels used/Hopping on or off.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . Care should be taken that if you have Operator logon status you DO NOT EXECUTE ANY SERVICE AFFECTING COMMANDS if you do not have the correct authority or know-how. RLCPP:CELL=202S1_1. RXMOP:MO=RXOCF-5.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. 5.]). Lists cell description data. Lists incoming neighbours of cell. 6. CHA is not case sensitive.]. and simply type the command you require. 11. of a cell.

1.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No.2 EXAMPLE OF EACH: __________________________________________________________________________________ .Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 2.

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BSPWRT (power level for BS -not BCCH). Deblock MO Block MO Print error log for MO Take MO out of service Bring MO back into service Have TG but don't know cell Status of TG and all subordinate MO's: OPER= Operational FAIL= MO self test failed NOOP= Not operational COM= Defined and in-service.3 MORE DETAILED LIST OF MML COMMANDS (CATEGORIZED) BTS INFORMATION RLCPC:CELL=cell. RLNCP:CELL=XXXX1. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 2. RLNRP:CELL=XXXX1.[MSTXPW R=mstxpwr.BSPWRB=bspwrb.OL-over lay ALL.the obvious Print power level for spec cell for BSPWRB (power level for BS on BCCH). RLCRP:CELL=XXXX1. RXAPI:MO=RXOTG-X. MSTRXPWR (ms TX power level) Values are 33-45 for BS power levels.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. RXBLI:MO=RXOTS-XX-X-0&&-7. RXOTRX-XX-X. RLSBP:CELL=XXXX1. RLVAP.BSPWRT=bspwrt].STATE=active. RXOIS-XX. RXOTF-XX.CELLR=all. RXOCF-XX. RXESI:MO=RXOTS-XX-X-0&&-7.STATE=halted. out-of-service RLCPP:CELL=xxxx1. A-sector Print conf data for all MO's in that TG(ch no’s.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI .DEV=RBLT24-XX&&XX. RLSTC:CELL=XXXX1.but man. Change power levels for specified cell (MUST HALT THE SECTOR FIRST) SCTYPE-sub cell type. Cell ID (CGI) and Base Station Identity Code (BSIC) for the sector Print neighbors for specified cell Print neighbor relation data.) Print Channel Number (BCCHNO).UL-under lay.1. RXASP:MO=RXOTG-XX. RXESE:MO=RXOTS-XX-X-0&&-7. RXELP:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X. RXCDP:MO=RXOTG-XX.ACC=CLEAR. RXMSP:MO=RXOTG-XX.[SCTYPE=sctype]. RLDEP:CELL=XXXX1.DCP=ALL. RXBLE:MO=RXOTS-XX-X-0&&-7. the command print alarm information for subordinate MO's also using parameter SUBORD. RXAPE:MO=RXOTG-X. RXAPP:MO=RXOTG-X. RLSTC:CELL=XXXX1. RLSTP:CELL=XXXX1. even numerals 4-30 for MSTRXPWR Print cell resources for the cell. ACC=10 CHG BACK TO DEFAULT Disconnect TG from RBLT24 devices Connect TG to RBLT24 devices Print RBLT24 connected to the site Print alarm situation for the specified MO. RXMOP:MO=RXOTG-XX. incl other switch Halt a sector To activate a sector Status of sector Print list of SDCCH and TCH that are never used or cont. RXORX-XX-X. TCH. . etc. RLSBC:CELL=XXXX1. blocked DEF= Defined. if the MO is RXOTG. busy 911 ACCESS LEVEL – DEFAULT ACC=10 ALLOW CALLS TO 911.DCP=XX&&-XX.

DTQSR:DIP=XRBLT. RXTEI:MO=RXOCF-XX. NTCOP:SNT=ETRBLT4-XX. Compare with the DT RXMOI command switch the software version replacement to active DIP/SNT INFORMATION DTBLE:DIP=XRBLT.BFF or SF or DF. Loop test of timeslot Transceiver admin error log MO device info:TRH and TRA MO device info:TRH and RBLT Cell system info Check the software being loaded into the the BTS from the IOG. RXMFP:MO=RXOCF-XX. Print fault information for MO Disconnect TG to cell Connect TG to cell Get TG number for the cell Get cell number for a known TG Test DIP to site. along with RBLT24s Deblock individual transcoder devices RASAR:DETY=RALT24-XX. this command will print those device that have never been used. or are continuously busy Clear the "Seizure Sup’n of Dev in BSC" alarm Print data on Seizure supervision alarm Print device information for the MO (CF. SLIPS and DISTURBANCES Deblock the SNT Block the SNT Print dev on that SNT. for all DIP's Test the SNT Initiate call trace on specified device If "Seizure Supervision of Devices in BSC" alarm of RALT24 devices. . RXOTS-xx-x-0&&-7. DTQUP:DIP=XRBLT.CHGR=0.LOG=ALL.ALSIT=MAINS.ALCLASS=A1.DM & T1 Clear degraded quality perf – ES2. RXMDP:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X. RXPLI.SES.CELL=XXXX1. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt RXOTX-XX-X. DTQSP:DIP=XRBLT. RASSP:DETY=RALT24-XX. RXMDP:MO=RXOTS-X-0-0&&-7. etc. END.CELL=XXXX1. INFIP:VOL=BTSVOLUMSW. Check that there are subfiles in it. RXMOP:MO=RXOCF-XX. RASAP. .CELL=XXXX1. DTSTP:DIP=XRBLT. RAPTI:DEV=RALT24-XX. NTBLI:SNT=RTTF1S2-XX.DEGR. INFIP:FILE=XXXXXXXXX.DIPINF.) This tells what transcoder device and RADIO HANDLER device the MO is connected to. Deblock the DIP Block the DIP Status of the DIP Get SNT Number of the DIP Print qual superv’n counters for the DIP Print qual superv’n parameters for the DIP Clears Unacceptable quality perf – ES. RXTCI:MO=RXOTG-XX. DTBLI:DIP=XRBLT.MOC=CF. NTBLE:SNT=RTTF1S2-XX. IMLCT:SPG=0. . RXTCE:MO=RXOTG-XX. NTTEI:SNT=ETRBLT4-XX.UNACC. RXTCP:MOTY=RXOTG. RXELP:MO=ALL. RXMDP:MO=RXOTRX-X-0. RXALP:MO=RXOTG-XXX.DETAILS.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . RXALC:MO=RXOTGXXX.DM2&T2 Clears BITFAULTS. DTDIP:DIP=XRBLT. DXU is in local Details of BTS alarms Chg MAINS fail alm to A1 MOTY=RXOTG.FAULTY. RXLTI:MO=RXOTS-X-0-0&&-7. If BTS communication is not possible. RXTBE:DEV=RTTF1S2-XX.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. RLSSP:CELL=XXXX1. RXTCP:MO=RXOTG-XX.SES2.

The one specified is a MUX and the next 4 are DEMUX) Status of the indiv devices on the DIP Block devices Deblock the devices Print current s/w ver of the SNT Load the software into the SNT Print device data. RLCRP:CELL=XXXX1. 1 2 3 4 5 RXMOE:MO=RXOTS-XX-X-0&&-7. RRTBI:DEV=RTTF1D2-XX&&-XX. use the following values for DCp2: TRU# TEI# DCP1 DCP2 0 0 128 129&130 1 1 131 132&133 2 2 134 135&136 3 3 137 138&139 ______________________________________________ Sector A . RRTBE:DEV=RTTF1D2-XX&&-XX. RXMOI:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X.. RXMOE:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X. 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt STDEP:DEV=RBLT24-XX&&-XX. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) RXTBI:DEV=RTTF1S2-XX. RADEP:DEV=RBLT24-X.FORCE.TEI=tru#. RXMOE:MO=RXOTX-XX-X..Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. DCP1=XXX. RRDSP:SNT=RTTF1S2-XX... BLRPE:RP=X. If answer comes back "NO FAULT I INDICATIONS". BLO=0440 or 0040) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 RXMSP:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X.SUID=" ".Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . then do . Status of the TRX Print dev connected to the TRX Print the RP# conn to the RHDEV Split the RP Block the RP Deblock the RP Check to see if sector is back-up ADDING 2nd TRU: for a regular.UC. FCRWS:RP=X. Example shows the sector separation for an expansion. Delete Delete Delete Delete DEFINE DCP1 & exsisting MO exsisting MO exsisting MO exsisting MO THE TRX.WS=SEP. IF SITE WON’T COME BACK UP 1 2 3 4 5 Get the status of the CF (RXMSP) Block CF (RXBLI) Test CF (RXTEI) Load CF (RXESI) Block and Deblock the TG IF LOOP BLO. then Block TG. let it sit awhile before deblocking TRU FAULT. RRDSL:SNT=RTTF1S2-XX.DCP2=XXX&XXX. then there is nothing wrong with the DXU If it won't load. BLRPI:RP=X. RARDP:DEV=RHDEV-XX. RXMOE:MO=RXORX-XX-X. RXMDP:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X. Block individual transcoder devices (actually blocks 5 devices-the one specified and the next 4.. SPLIT RP: (CF must be Oper’l. TRX NOOP. or expansion cabinet. DETY=dety.

must be 1-0-12-14 Check the status of the sector UNDEFINING TRU 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 RXBLI:MO=RXOTS-XX-X-0&&-7.CHGR=0. RXMOI:MO=RXORX-XX-X.ANT=BETAw. will come back ORDERED release the terminal Load the rest of the TRU. RXMOP:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X&RXOTX-XX-X& RXORX-XX-X RXAPP:MO=RXOTG-XX. RXBLE:MO=RXOTX-XX-X&RXORX-XXX&RXOTS-XX-X-0&&-7.RXD=AB. RXBLI:MO=RXORX-XX-X. BAND=GSM1900.. RLCCC:CELL=XXXX1. RXMOI:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X. all must be OPER Check cell resources. RLCRP:CELL=XXXX1.MPWR=45.BAND= GSM1900. wait for 10sec.B or C.CELL=XXXX1. must be 1-0-4-15 Increases the SDCCH from 4 to 12.ANTA=BETAw. RXESE:MO=RXOTX-XX-X. depending on the sector!!If MICROCELL use MPWR=33 Assign the TX to the sector Define the RX with diversity. RXESE:MO=RXORX-XX-X. TX & RX Check the devices that support the TRUs.ANTA=BETAw. Assign TRX to cell Define the TX. STDEP:DEV=RBLT24-XX&&-XX. Must have 3 RBLT24 devices for each TRU Check the status of the devices range= 1st RBLT24 from RXAPP + 24) Load the TRX.CHGR=0. RXESI:MO=RXOTX-XX-X&RXORX-XXX&RXOTS-XX-X-0&&-7. RLCFI:CELL=XXXX1. must be 1-0-4-7 Define the channel number (from planned works). DCHNO=channel#. RLCRP:CELL=XXXX1. RXBLI:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt Sector B 4 4 140 141&142 5 5 143 144&145 6 6 160 161&162 7 7 163 164&165 ______________________________________________ Sector C 8 8 166 167&168 9 9 169 170&171 10 10 172 173&174 11 11 175 176&177 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 RXMOC:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X. RXESE:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X. wait for 10 sec Check the cell resources.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . RLCRP:CELL=XXXX1. RLSLP:CELL=XXXX1.RXD=B. RXESE:MO=RXOTS-XX-X-0&&-7.BAND= GSM1900.SDCCH=1. RXMOI:MO=RXOTS-XX-X-0&&7. RXMSP:MO=RXOTX-XX-X&RXOTX-XXX&RXORX-XX-X&RXOTS-XX-X-0&&-7.ANTB=ALPHAw. RXMOI:MO=RXORX-XX-X. RXBLI:MO=RXOTX-XX-X. RXESI:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X. Block timeslots Block RX Block TX Block TRX Take timeslot out of service Take RX out of service Take TX out of service Take TRX out of service . will come back COM Deblock the MO's in the TRU Check the status of all the MO's in the sector.CELL=XXXX1. then Check cell resource again. "w"=A.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. RXMOC:Mo=RXOTX-XX-X. As before "w" = sector FOR MICROCELL ONLY !!Define the RX without diversity Define the timeslots for the TRU Check the definition of TRX.

CHTYPE=TCH. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 9 10 11 12 RXMOE:MO=RXOTS-XX-X-0&&-7. RXMOE:MO=RXORX-XX-X. RAPTI:DEV=RBLT24-xx. RLVLE:CELL=XXXX1. RXTCE:MO=RXOTG-XX.TRANSMITTER RX . RXBLI:MO=RXOTX-XX-XXX&RXORX-XXXXX&RXOTRX-XX-XXX.TIMESLOT RX .CELL=XXXX1.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI .TRANSCEIVER GROUP TXU DXU .Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. RXMOE:MO=RXOTX-XX-X.TRANSCEIVER GROUP CF .TRANSCEIVER CONTROLLER IS .INTERCONNECT SWITCH TRX . RXESE:MO=RXOTX-XX-XXX&RXORX-XXXXX&RXOTRX-XX-XXX. RXMOE:MO=RXOTS-XX-XXX-0&&-7. 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 the the the the R1A Opt Undefine Undefine Undefine Undefine timeslot RX TX TRX DELETING A SECTOR 1 2 RLSTC:CELL=cell. RXMOE:MO=RXOTRX-XX-X.PERM. CHGR=0.CENTRAL FUNCTION TF . RXESE:MO=RXOTS-XX-XXX-0&&-7.TIMING FUNCTION IS . RLVLE:CELL=XXXX1. RLSLE:CELL=XXXX1. Print list of devices in BSC that are never used.STATE=HALTED.TRANSCEIVER CONTROLLER TX .TRANSMITTER TRX .TIMESLOTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TXU UNLOAD OR BLOCK TS .INTERCONNECT SWITCH TF . Change the sector state to HALTED: Disconnect the Transceiver Group: 3 4 5 Disconnect sector from the seizure supervision: Disconnect the supervision of logical channel availability: Delete the sector: “SEIZURE SUPERVISION OF DEVICES IN BSC” ALARM 1 2 3 4 RASAP. RXMOE:MO=RXOTX-XX-XXX&RXORX-XXXXX&RXOTRX-XX-XXX. then initiate a call trace on the spec’d device Save all information from the RASAP and RAPTI commands Clear the alarm RASAR:DETY=RALT24. of continuously busy If there are any devices that are continuously busy. BTS HIERARCHY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DXU LOAD OR DEBLOCK TG .CENTRAL FUNCTION TG . RXBLI:MO=RXOTS-XX-XXX-0&&-7. RLDEE:CELL=XXXX1.RECEIVER TS .RECEIVER TX .CHTYPE=SDCCH.TIMING FUNCTION CF .

2 CELLULAR NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR (CNA) The CNA tool is accessed normally by right-clicking on the OSS Workspace Menu -> right-clicking on Configuration Management -> left-clicking on Cellular Network Administration (CNA). . not the live network) and then run consistency checks on this PLANNED AREA before completing an UPDATE JOB. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 2. You should be presented with a screen that looks as follows: The important thing to realize with this tool is that you have the ability to make changes to a PLANNED AREA (i.e. and Measurement Frequency lists (Idle and Active) automatically. It is therefore very important to be absolutely clear which AREA you are working in (as showed by the Current Selection button above).Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. the application updates internal and external neighbours. In the Command Handler CHA you have to remember to write commands for all of these changes manually. which will write your changes to the BSS network.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . The advantage of using CNA over MML commands (in either WinFIOL or CHA). is that if you change a BCCH in CNA for example.

and select the New button: Then select menu option File -> New Area -> Planned Area. and hit the New button. Then select menu option View -> Objects in Table -> select either one of the predefined views. then select menu option View -> Cells -> Internal -> All. always start by right-clicking on menu options File -> New Job -> Adjustment Job. give your new Planned Area a name.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. ensure the other settings are as in the below window. Give your job a name. or right-click on any and Select All.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . MAKE YOUR CHANGES: Select the individual cell you want to change. or a custom . Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt OPEN NEW PLANNED AREA: To ensure that the tool is updated with the live network. To view the cells and their parameters select your BSC by clicking on the BSC button.

Hint: In any view. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt view as in the below screen-print. select the entire column by clicking in the parameter name at the top of the column. Data can be edited directly on the table. In the below example. the MFRMS parameter for all cells in BSC0 has been changed from 5 to 4 for all cells. Don’t forget to select menu option Edit -> Apply your changes. and then double (left) click the cell below your change.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . or to select an entire row. . change the first cell. you can view the parameter you are looking for by selecting menu option Column -> Unhide and selecting your parameter.

(You have the option of selecting a consistency check file. Select your Planned Area.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . or you can edit your own by first selecting menu option Options -> Consistency Check Preferences. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt INCONSISTANCY CHECKER: You should always run a consistency check of your new planned area to identify any inconsistencies. . depending on whether your changes are service affecting or not. This is done by clicking the menu options File -> New Job -> Consistency Check Job.) UPDATE JOB: Once you are happy that are changes are correct. you can update the BSC with your planned area.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. This is done by selecting menu options File -> Open -> Planned Area -> My Own. Now select File -> New Job -> Update Job (Schedule) or Update Job (Immediate).

. as below: (This can also be exported and macro’d in EXCEL for example). Your PMR recording is now scheduled. Select the File menu option -> Initiate Recording. Note that PMR recordings can only be set for 1 hour periods. A PMR session can easily be activated by following the simple procedure listed below: Initiate a PMR Recording: • OSS -> (right-click) -> Performance Management ->PMR. there are a number of different methods of recording Uplink and Downlink measurements. • Set the Start/Stop Date-Time. and then only one recording may be set per BSC at a time. and are termed PMR (Performance Management Traffic Recording). Dropped Calls etc) recorded by the BSC during the period specified. and also Events (Hand-Overs. CER (Channel Event Recordings) or CTR (Cell Traffic Recordings) This tool records measurement information reported by the mobile to the BSC.3 ERICSSON’S PMR Inside Ericsson’s OSS suit of tools. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 2. Three that are relevant to us are presented here. • Click Initiate. • Under Category select Mobile (for MTR) enter the name you wish the record to be stored as.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. By selecting menu options Report -> Mobile/Cell -> Graph the results of your PMR can be shown. • Select the cell you want to analyse from the list in the Access Cell block -> select the CA (Cell Access) option -> select the Events and Measurements option. and select the BSC your site is on from the Network Elements list.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . With this tool it is possible to make MTR (Mobile Traffic Recordings). PMR is probably the simplest method of gathering UPLINK information. MRR (Measurement Result Recording) and CTR (Cell Traffic Recording).

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1 FAS Right-click on the OSS Menu option -> Right click on Configuration management -> Radio Network Optimization (RNO) and you will be presented with the following screen: .4 ERICSSON’S RNO Inside Ericsson’s OSS R9. and in the document a brief overview of the first 5 are presented: • • • • • • Frequency Allocation Support (FAS) Frequency Optimization Expert (FOX) Neighbouring Cell Support (NCS) Neighbouring Cell List Optimization Expert (NOX) Measurement Result Recording (MRR) Traffic Estimation Tool (TET) 2.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI .Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No.1 there are a number of tools under the Radio Network Optimization tool.4. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 2. These are listed below.

The results can be viewed by clicking on the file name in RNO’s Recording Results window. select to create a new ICDM. Select FAS. in which you can enter a Recording Name.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . and schedule a time to run the recording. Again. . select the Uplink Frequencies and the Cell Sets. or exported using menu option File > Export Tab Separated Files.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. you will be presented with the following screen. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt From here you can select menu option File -> New Recording -> FAS/FOX/NCS/NOX or MRR.

Select FOX. select to create a new ICDM. . you will be presented with the following screen. selecting menu option Reports >FOX -> FOX Change Order Recommendation.4.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . select the Uplink Frequencies and the Cell Sets. The results can be viewed by clicking on the file name in RNO’s Recording Results window. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 2.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. The window below shows an example of a change-recommendation.2 FOX From the RNO screen you can select menu option File -> New Recording -> FAS/FOX/NCS/NOX or MRR. Again. in which you can enter a Recording Name. and schedule a time to run the recording.

select a Relative SS or Absolute SS.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . Again.4.3 NCS From the RNO screen you can select menu option File -> New Recording -> FAS/FOX/NCS/NOX or MRR. . and schedule a time to run the recording. you will be presented with the following screen. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 2. Select NCS. in which you can enter a Recording Name. select the Uplink Frequencies and the Cell Sets.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No.

Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . as seen in the below window: . selecting menu option Reports >NCS -> NCS Overview Report or NCS Probable Neighbouring Cell Report. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt The results can be viewed by clicking on the file name in RNO’s Recording Results window.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No.

Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 2. and schedule a time to run the recording. select a Relative SS or Absolute SS. the NOX Recommendation selection allows NOX to recommend some neighbour additions/deletions. in which you can enter a Recording Name. Again. Select NOX.4 NOX From the RNO screen you can select menu option File -> New Recording -> FAS/FOX/NCS/NOX or MRR.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI .4. where as the NOX Automatic actually deletes and adds these neighbour relations automatically. select the Uplink Frequencies and the Cell Sets. Also.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. . you will be presented with the following screen.

Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt The results can be viewed by clicking on the file name in RNO’s Recording Results window. as seen in the below window: .Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . selecting menu option Reports >NOX -> NOX Change Order Recommendation or NOX Change Order Evaluation.

5.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. The results can be viewed by clicking on the file name in RNO’s Recording Results window. and schedule a time to run the recording. Again.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . as seen in the 3 below windows respectively: . Select MRR. select the Uplink Frequencies and the Cell Sets.5MRR Select menu option File -> New Recording -> FAS/FOX/NCS/NOX or MRR. in which you can enter a Recording Name. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 2. you will be presented with the MRR screen. selecting menu option Reports >MRR -> MRR Overview Report/MRR Top Ten Chart/MRR Overview Histogram.

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4Meg): http://www. Use EXERT to create your Command Files.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . This tool is administrated by Ericsson Sweden and Ericsson Philippines (where it was developed) and can be downloaded at the following address (2.2 Create Command Files in user-guide) and placing them in your home-directory on OSS. effectively executing a ‘dump’ file. or neighbour relations not correct.se/enp_s/Tools. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 3. (These are MML text files which run a comprehensive series of Print commands in CHA.) 2. 3. Process Exchange Printouts using EXERT.ericsson. EXERT produces a few correction Command Files for example if Measurement Frequency lists are incorrect.enp. 5. Use the Consistency Check functionality in EXERT to find any problems. 4. EXERT/ OSS’S ACTIVITY MANAGER EXERT is a very handy and powerful consistency checking EXCEL-based application that is easily used to create and process BSC dumps.htm#Downloads The user-guide is appendixed to this document. 3.1 HOW TO SCHEDULE THE DUMP FILE PROCESS: After creating the desired command files (see 5.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. which will bring up the following screen: . or CAN.3. or do these manually either using CHA. but the following handy tips and hints are useful: The basic process is as follows: 1. executing your exchange dump. Run these correction Command Files on the BSC to make the corrections to the network.1. these can be easily scheduled to run in OSS by opening Command Handler (CHA) ->right click on menu option Tools -> Activity Manager. Run these Command files.

In the Output window. In the same way select your Network Element. you can select your Command Files in your home-directory to execute.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt A new operational order can be scheduled by right-clicking menu option Order -> New -> OPS. the Time and Date and of course Repetition Period. select the Filename you would like the results sent to.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . which brings up the following window: By Clicking on the Browse buttons. .

Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . right-click on menu option File -> Send -> Command File: You will be prompted with the following window: Again. hit Send. and you should see your dump file running on the Command Handler window. Note that the above process can also be used to execute your correction files. and set Immediate Responses to File. after you have processed the dump files using EXERT. select your Network Element. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 3. adding the name you wish the dump file to be saved under. set Function Busy Retry Period to 2 minutes (in case someone else is trying to execute the same command class on the NE when you are). your Command file.2 HOW TO LOAD THE COMMAND FILES DIRECTLY (EASIER): On OSS’s CHA window. When you are done. leave Delayed Response set to asynchronous.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. de-select the Not Accepted and Partly Executed as well as the Execution Result options. .

or when you have access to the Ericsson Intranet over a fast LAN.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . In this pop-up window.se/alex) select menu options Tools -> Active Library Explorer -> Explorer Server (Windows). Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 4.2 DOWNLOAD ALEX ENGINE (APPLICATION) Active Library Secondly. open the Application. 4. Save this application to your local drive.ericsson. It goes without saying that these are sensitive and should not be distributed.1 -> GSM Radio Network -> Base Station System BSS R9. HOW TO DOWNLOAD AND OPERATE ALEX The following procedure is best done when in the Ericsson office in Dallas. select Display All). you can select your browser type. ALEX or Active Library Explorer is a central repository for all of Ericsson’s technical documents. you will be taken to the main CPI page. At this stage you can either access this data directly off the website (Slow!!!) or better still click on the small box to select the latest release of BSS R9. This can be done as follows: In the CPI Store webpage listed above (http://cpi. you will need to download the actual engine.se/alex . and execute.al. and click on menu option Show User Preferences.ericsson. where you have downloaded your library (above) . so create a new directory called DATA on your hard-drive to place this file in.1 DOWNLOAD DATA-LIBRARY ALEX can be accessed at http://cpi. version 6.1 . due to the sheer size of the data files.1 and then click on the Download an Icon on the menu bar.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No.al. After setting your User Preferences (if not sure. 4.sw. Select folder WCDMA Systems R2 and GSM R9. and point the application to your data store.sw. 4.3 SET USER PREFERENCES Lastly.1 . You will be prompted to save this.

execute this by directly sending a Command File to OSS in CHA. NB – DO NOT DO AN UPDATE JOB WITH YOUR CHANGES!!! 4. Then run a consistency check using CNA’s consistency checker. and the Ericsson Intranet. 4.Confidential Optimization Tools and Procedures Document No. Garth C Spencer (BCIGCS) Approved Checked BCI/RF/03:0014 Date Rev Reference Maurice J Byrne (BCIMJB) 15/09/2003 15/09/2003 R1A Opt 4. Save your file for future us. Run the MML commands to view (NB – only Print commands ending in <P>) Cell Resources Neighbours Cell Description Data Measurement Frequency Lists for both Active and Idle lists Status of all sub-ordinate Managed Objects (MO’s) (hint: RLCRP) (hint: RLNRP) (hint: RLDEP) (hint: RLMFP) (hint: RXMSP) 4. 4.1 Download ALEX. and set up a few calls. CONSOLIDATION EXERCISE After going through the above document. Select a small cell set.7 Open a new FOX recording. Open this PMR to display your phone’s specific events and measurement report data.6 Open RNO and initiate a FAS recording. and ensure that the correction files are correct.6 above. in Recommendation mode. and install the application. Apply for the license key and install. Check for inconsistencies. These tasks require access to an OSS server. and enter the correct frequency set. Transfer your dumps back to the EXERT application. After going through this list of tasks.5 Initiate a PMR on your own phone. . 4.10 Download EXERT. where you will no doubt add value due to your experience with other vendors and tools! 4.8 Create a new NOX recording. Create a command file. Create a new ICDM and export this to EXCEL format.3 Open CNA. Refer to ALEX for further information on the below.4 Open and edit your Consistency Check preferences. and process these. you should be more than able to operate effectively on an Ericsson Network Performance Improvement. 4. 4. open a new Planned Area. optimization team. 4. make a few calls and view the results in Overview Histogram and Overview Report.9 Create a new MRR recording on your phone.Brosna Communications International Prepared (also subject responsible if other) BCI . 4. Check that the recommended changes make sense by referring to the ICDM created in step 4. and add a few internal neighbour relations.2 Open CHA and connect to a live NE. you should be in a position to complete the below tasks.