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Copyright (C) Siemens AG / NEC Corporation 2002.


Issued by:
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NEC Corporation, 7-1, Shiba 5-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Reason for Update


Summary:
Editorial changes.
Details:
Chapter / Section

Reason for Update

3.9

Adapted to the new GUI of LMT application

Issue History
Issue
Number

Date of Issue

Reason for Update

04/2002

First issue for acceptance test of release UMR2.0

09/2002

Inter document linking and database update

12/2002

New GUI of LMT

02/2003

Editorial changes

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This document consists of a total of 33 pages. All pages are issue 4.

Contents
1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Purpose and Structure of the Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Precautions (Safety Instructions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Test Strategy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Task List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9

Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Visual Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Antenna Cable Attenuation Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
State of Components by LED Indication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Get State and Status via LMT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check of External Equipment Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Start-up not Successful. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Database Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Illustrations
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1.1
1.2
1.3
3.1
3.2
3.3

ESD Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Laser Warning Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
CE Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Antenna Cable Attenuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Polarity and Range of -48 V Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
State and Status of an HMO by LMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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Tables
Tab. 3.1
Tab. 3.2

LED Indication for Normal Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26


LED Indication during Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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1 Introduction
1.1
1.1.1

Purpose and Structure of the Manual


Aims of Installation and Commissioning
Installation and commissioning is based on an extensive and high quality final factory
test. In the factory each part is tested during its production process. The final factory test
measures all RF parameters such as power and modulation spectrum in their respective
rack configuration according to the customer purchase order. All measurements are in
accordance with the 3GPP standards.
Due to these assumptions the installation test can be concentrated on a functional test
of the delivered HW.
The installation and commissioning of a network element is proof of:

Complete equipment delivery according to network planning and the customer order

Correct mechanical and electrical installation according to the installation documents

Correct functioning of the supplied hardware and software

The subdivision of the test in the following steps

final factory test


installation/commissioning (HW-test)
network integration (data base test)

allows a quick, economical and reliable commissioning procedure.


This is according to the requirements for modern communication systems regarding integrated self-test procedures. Since the function test is based on self-test routines, a
high degree of reliability is achieved.

1.1.2

Structure of the Manual


This document is intended as a guide to the installation test for the benefit of the commissioning personnel.
The manual is divided into the following sections:

Section 1: Introduction - gives general background information relevant to precautions, in handling the modules and to the prerequisites and test strategy.

Section 2: Tasklist - gives the list of commissioning activities.

Section 3: Procedures - this section describes the procedures to be executed for


checking the equipment of a Node B after installation on site.

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1.1.3
!
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Symbols used in this Document


DANGER
Danger for life and limb

WARNING
Dangers that can lead to serious injury

CAUTION
Dangers that can lead to damage or destruction of hardware/software

NOTE
Important additional information

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1.2
1.2.1

Precautions (Safety Instructions)


Electrostatically Sensitive Components
General
All modules are to be handled with extreme care as each one contains many electrostatically sensitive devices (ESD).
All modules which contain ESD are marked with the ESD symbol.

Fig. 1.1

ESD Symbol

Rules for handling


The following safety instructions are to be obeyed:

Personnel should avoid wearing synthetic clothing and shoes with plastic soles, as
these encourage the build-up of electrostatic charge.
Before handling modules, personnel should be discharged of electrostatic charging.
For this reason personnel should always put on a grounded wrist strap before changing a module.
ESDs should not be brought in contact with electrostatically charged or chargeable
objects.
ESDs should only come in contact with high quality discharging material ("gentle"
discharging), i.e. should not be made subject to "harsh" discharging with, for example, a metal plate.
ESDs should be set down on grounded surfaces only (flexible bases with a grounding connection for servicing purposes)
ESDs should not be brought into the vicinity of strong DC electrical fields, e.g. cathode ray tubes/monitors (safety distance at least 10 cm).
All tools and test equipment should be discharged of electrostatic charging before
handling modules.
ESDs should only be transported in appropriate packing. A grounded wrist strap
must be put on before removing ESDs.
Modules should only be touched by their edges. Components or printed circuits
should not be touched.

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1.2.2

System Voltages
All the system units require a power supply of -48 V DC (positive pole grounded). Only
trained personnel should carry out those jobs.
Care must be taken because some parts heat up to a high operating temperature.
This warning must appear in the original German text:
Alle Systemeinheiten bentigen eine Gleichspannung von -48 V DC (positiver Pol an
Masse). Nur ausgebildetes Personal darf entsprechende Arbeiten bernehmen.
Weiterhin ist zu beachten, dass sich einige Bauteile stark erhitzen.
Protection against excessive voltage contact

1.2.3

DANGER
When dealing with the power supply, note regulation VDE0105 (operation of heavy
current systems) with regard to the safety precautions to be taken.

Handling of Components
NOTE
When handling devices like PCs, monitors, printers, tape drives, etc. note the manufacturers instructions.
Cards/Modules
Avoid touching the component connections, connector contacts or conductor tracks
(even when you are carefully grounded).
When extracting and inserting cards or modules, make sure you use the pulling and
plugging handles provided!
Modules which are in a shielded unopened housing are protected in any event.

NOTE
European standard EN50082-1 contains instructions on correct handling of electrostatic sensitive devices.

CAUTION
If the cards/modules are only being gripped by their pulling and plugging handles, they
should not be transported in a horizontal position (danger of breakage).
When you take a card/module out of its place in the system, lay it down on an antistatic
mat.
Make sure that all measuring equipment used is grounded.
If you are using ungrounded measuring equipment, briefly connect the measuring probe
to ground (discharge it) before performing measurements on cards or modules.
The plug connectors are unique coded to ensure that each card/module can only be fully
inserted into a mounting location which cannot cause any damage to the component.
Cards/Modules of the same type are fully interchangeable, provided that their hardware
settings are corresponding (if applicable).

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Moist Cards/Modules
After storage in a humid environment, modules with condensation moisture must be
dried before they are used. This is important because otherwise the modules will be
damaged or destroyed.
Special hint regarding the optical modules
Cards/modules containing a laser device are marked with labels according to EN 60825
/ IEC 60825 and EN 60825-1 / IEC 60825-1.

LASER CLASS 1

Fig. 1.2

Laser Warning Labels

WARNING
To avoid damage to health, you must observe the regulations regarding protection
against radiation from laser devices (EN 60825 / IEC 60825). You must always use
dedicated laser-protective goggles. Never look into open fiber-optic cable ends, as this
may damage your eyes.
Fiber-optic cables must be handled appropriately and with due care. Cable must not be
bent more tightly than the minimum bending radius (30 mm).
Optical connectors must not, in any circumstance, become kinked - even for a short period - or be subjected to impact loads. Similarly, tensile loading must not be imposed on
these connectors.
Protective covers must be fitted to fiber-optic (FO) connectors that are exposed, i.e. not
connected.
Mechanical damage of the FO surfaces inside optical connector surfaces reduces the
transmission quality (increased attenuation).

So avoid any impact load when handling the connectors.

If necessary, e. g. in case of excessive optical attenuation, the light emitting


surfaces of the fiber-optic connectors should be cleaned with a suitable cleaning agent (e. g. 99 % isopropanol).

To create an optical connection with minimum attenuation it is important that


the individual connector elements are properly and securely seated. The same
applies to fiber-optic connectors on the optical cards.

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1.2.4
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CE Declaration of Conformity
Important!
The declaration of CE conformity for the product is fulfilled if the setup and wiring are
carried out as described in the manual and the documents contained therein, such as
installation instructions, cable lists, etc. Project-specific documentation should be taken
into account as appropriate. Deviations from specifications or unauthorized changes in
the setup, such as the use of cable types with less shielding, can lead to a violation of
CE safety requirements. In such cases, the declaration of conformity is rendered void.
The responsibility for the resulting problems passes to the individual who caused the
deviation.

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1.3
1.3.1

Prerequisites
Required Knowledge
Only trained personnel should carry out the installation and installation tests (commissioning). The SIEMENS training center offers the necessary courses.
The following personnel requirements must be fulfilled for commissioning:

1.3.2

Training to service technician level or equivalent training in communications engineering

Basic knowledge of transmission systems

Appropriate, device related training by the manufacturer, which comprises the required device and system knowledge for the planned activity

Detailed PC knowledge, additional knowledge of operating system MS-Windows

Knowledge relating to LAN / WAN

Basic knowledge of measurement systems

Knowledge of handling electrostatic-sensitive devices

Knowledge of handling optical fibers and laser light sources

Necessary Test Equipment


Several devices, instruments, accessories and utensils must be provided and prepared
for maintenance on site.
For the installation test of the Node B the following hardware is required:

Digital Multi Meter


According to custom and usage

PC (laptop) as local maintenance terminal, e.g. Scenic 510


(respectively any other according to the required features listed in the Operator
Guidelines OGL:LMT NB)
with ETHERNET interface

ETHERNET cable (x-connect)

In addition several software tools are mandatory:

LMT-SW

XML-Editor

MIB-Checker

CD with the required Node B SW loads and default databases

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Test Strategy
When commissioning the Node B, certain measurements and functional tests are necessary to ensure that the hardware is correctly installed and has not suffered any damage or defects in transit or during installation. It is also necessary to check that the
cabling has been installed correctly and has no faults.
To ensure a close work cycle all steps have to be performed according to the task list
and in the sequence of the listing.

1.4.1

Principle of Node B Testing


After the power supply of the Node B is switched on, all boards perform a self-test which
can be considered the first test step. When the boards reach the state green (green
LED indications mean that SW is loaded (see 3.5), activated and the HW objects are
created), they passed the self-test and are O.K. If they dont pass the self-test they must
be exchanged.
The Node B is tested with the original customer hardware configuration and the original
software version that will run when the Node B is in commercial service. No extra hardware or software shall be used in the Node B before completion of installation tests.

1.4.2

Procedure in the Event of Faults during Commissioning


If faults occur in online operation they should be localized and cleared in accordance
with the instructions in the Maintenance Manual (MMN:Node B).
First the most experienced person in the installation team should try to clear the fault. If
the installation technician is not able to eliminate serious faults, a fault report must be
filled in, providing the following information in detail:

Description of the test step attempted


Description of the system response (LMT log file)
Description of any system activities taking place at the same time, e.g. work done
by other testers during modifications to hardware or software
Type of Node B
HW inventory
Decription of Node B SW release (detailed version string)
Version of LMT SW
Copy of the Node B XML database

The fault report must be sent to the Technical Assistance Center (TAC).

1.4.3

Dealing with Defective Modules


If a card/module proves to be defective, it should be sent to the repair center in an appropriate packing with the following information:

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Name and code of the site


Name and code number of the module
Description of the fault

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2 Task List
2.1
1
2
3

2.2
1
2

2.3
1
2

2.4
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2

2.5
1

2.6
1

2.7
1

Visual Inspection
Delivery Correctness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1.1
Signs of Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1.2
Unbroken Seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1.3

Antenna Cable Attenuation Adjustment


Checking the Settings at DUAMCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2.1
Adjust the Settings for the Cable Attenuation at DUAMCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2.2

Power Interface and Power on


Check Polarity and Compliance with Range of Tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3
Power on the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4

Check State and Status of all Components


Check of State by LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
State and Status by Means of LMT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6

External Equipment Alarms


Check of External Equipment Alarms (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.7

Start-up not successful


Replacement of failed HW (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8

Database Modifications
Database Update (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.9

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3.1

Visual Inspection
A visual inspection must be performed for all delivered parts to make sure that the rack
is not damaged and the quantity and location of the cards/modules is correct.
Previous to this inspection the installation of the system as well as the rack and system
cabling was carried out as described in the Installation Manual IMN:NB-440.

3.1.1

Delivery Correctness
In compliance with the commissioning concept all systems will be delivered to the site
according to customers purchase order. In association with the manufacturing policy
the configuration of the system is done strictly conform to the ordering requirements for
that particular site and finally tested before shipping.
Under these circumstances the verification of the address as per shipping documents
with the actual site address guarantees the completeness of the system in quality and
quantity.

3.1.2

Signs of Damage
Inspect the entire rack for signs of damage like scratches or dents. If the system is damaged it may be concluded that the equipment was handled unprofessionally during
transportation or installation. Significant damage indicates that the final factory test
guarantee is no longer valid.
In this case the complete rack should be returned whereas small scratches can be corrected on site by appropriate paint work.

3.1.3

Unbroken Seals
The final test at the factory is carried out in the right configuration according to the site
requirements. A record of these pre-commissioning tests and results is provided together with the shipping documents. To avoid a time consuming check of the equipped parts
by comparing code and serial numbers on their labels against the test result table, all
parts are sealed by an adhesive sticker.
Unbroken seals at all components act as an indicator for an unchanged configuration.
Therefore the system can be considered to fulfill all specifications as reported in the precommissioning protocol without any restrictions.

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3.2

Antenna Cable Attenuation Adjustment


Local environmental conditions require specific antenna configurations and the optional
use of TMAs (Tower Mounted Amplifiers). As a result the length of antenna cables necessary can vary in a wide range. To accommodate this, the maximum receiver sensitivity must be adjusted accordingly.
The first component at the Node B rack in receive direction is the DUAMCO (DuplexerAmplifier-Multicoupler). DIP-switches on the front panel of the DUAMCO provide a fast
and easily accessible method to set gain settings to compensate for the antenna cable
length.

3.2.1

Make sure that the antenna cable parameters are document after the installation of the
antenna system is completed according to the installation manual:
- length and type of all antenna feeder cables
- length and type of all antenna jumper cables
Information about the cable parameters supplied by subcontractors may be required.

Checking the Settings at DUAMCO


The DUAMCO supports two basic modes:

AMCO mode
MUCO mode

The AMCO mode is given when no TMA is involved and the MUCO mode has to be chosen if a TMA is installed. This mode setting is done by one of the DIP-switches whereas
the other DIP-switches are relevant for the attenuation in a range from 0 to 12 dB in
steps of 1 dB.
Check the DIP-switch settings according to the required mode and attenuation. The attenuation is determined by the site specific antenna cable type and length and should
already be set at the factory to the required values.
For detailed information about the DIP-switch location and the attenuation matrix refer
to the Hardware Manual HWMN:Node B Cards/Modules. If necessary to define the attenuation please carry on with the next sub-chapter.

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3.2.2

Attenuation Adjustment
Antenna cable type and length affect the attenuation in the relevant frequency spectrum.

Antenna

L = cable length in meter


Xc = cable loss for 1 meter
Xc = total cable loss

TMA

Calculation of total cable loss:

Xc = Xc L

Setting for attenuation at DUAMCO:

Xadj = 12dB - Xc

DUAMCO
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3.3
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Power Interface
NOTE
Make sure that all connections are made and that the breakers at the DC-Panel
(see HWMN:Node B Racks/Shelters) are all switched off.
At the top of the rack the -48 V cables are connected to the Node B by means of a terminal block. To gain access to the clamps the top cover of the rack has to be removed.
Check for tightened screws and securely fastened power supply cables.
To ensure the right polarity of the supplied -48 V and being in the specified range a
check by means of a digital multi meter is mandatory.
If there is a chance to access the -48 V before the main breaker, the measurement
should be done at this point. If not, it is most convenient to connect the multi meter direct
to the clamps in the shown way. In this case the main breaker must be switched on. But
before switching on the main breaker, make sure that all DC breakers at the DC-Panel
of the Node B are switched off.

DANGER
When dealing with the power supply, note regulation VDE0105 (operation of heavy
current systems) with regard to the safety precautions to be taken.

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from main breaker of -48 V


supply at site for this rack

-48.0 V

COM

V/

Range:

- 40,5 ... - 57,0 V

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Polarity and Range of -48 V Interface

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3.4

Power on
Rack internal breakers are available at the DC-Panel for several cards/modules to supply direct current (DC). The breakers are mounted at the DC-Panel in the middle of the
rack.

NOTE
Make sure that all connections are made and that the breakers at the DC-Panel
(see HWMN:Node B Racks/Shelters) are all switched off.

DANGER
When dealing with the power supply, note regulation VDE0105 (operation of heavy
current systems) with regard to the safety precautions to be taken.

Switch on the main breaker


The main breaker is outside the Node B and provides the whole rack with -48 V.

Switch on the breakers at DC-Panel


The breakers at the DC-Panel (see HWMN:Node B Racks/Shelters) should be
switched on in the following order:

BR01 to BR04
BR05 (if HUB module is equipped)
BR06 to BR11 (subject to equipped LPAs)

Checking the State of all HMOs


After a time of about 6 minutes all cards and modules should have reached the
normal operational status, indicated by LEDs according to the table
Tab. 3.1 "LED Indication for Normal Operation"

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3.5

State of Components by LED Indication


After powering on the system according to the procedure Power on a certain time will
elapse before the system reaches the status of normal operation. Furthermore clock and
frequency determining circuits need some more time to achieve the specified accuracy.
The following table shows the LED indication of each card/module for normal operation.
Card/Module
DUAMCO

LED Naming

Indication

Remark

POWER

on

TMA

POWER

on

WARNING

EH4

POWER ON

on

CC

OST

on

ALM

flashing: Iub link alarm

AVS

first flashing: in test


on: normal operation

USE

first off
goes on: if the cells of the Node B
were set to active *

ACT

on

CCH

OST

on

USE

OST

on

USE

OST

on

USE

LPA

CHC

REP

TRX

on: if in MUCO mode


off: if in AMCO mode

flashing: the LPA carrier is off, i.e.


no cell is up

on: CH-C mode or combined mode


off: in CH-T mode

on: if the CHC has active channels


setup on it i.e. a cell is up and common or dedicated channels are setup on the CHC *

on: if the LVDS inter-baseband card


communication has been established *

on: if the TRX carrier is on i.e. the


cell is up *

x: different states possible, see Remark for explanation


*: usually the case if Iub link is active
Tab. 3.1

LED Indication for Normal Operation

The reset condition of a Node B is signalled by the following LED indication:

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Card/Module

LED

Description

CC, CHC, REP


and TRX

all

first on for about 2 seconds, then off and finally


Normal Operation indication when reset completed

DUAMCO

RESET

flashing during reset, finally off

LPA

POWER

flashing during reset, finally on

Tab. 3.2

LED Indication during Reset

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3.6

Get State and Status via LMT


With the LMT connected to the Node B get the state and status of all equipped
cards/modules. For detailed description how to connect the LMT and how to use different applications or enter commands please refer to OGL:Node B LMT.
The LMT provides different possibilities for checking the state and status of each Hardware Managed Object (HMO). Using the Rack View window the whole system can be
controlled at a glance. Selecting one of the three frames ACT, A SHELF or B SHELF in
the BaseRack the state and status of each HMO (card/module) is indicated by color filled
circles representing the appropriate LEDs for OST, AVS and AST (see Fig. 3.3).

Fig. 3.3

State and Status of an HMO by LMT

Another possibility for checking the state and status is given by the Tree View window
of the LMT application. Following the tree through the elements ManagedElement NodeBFddE - BaseRack to the frames ACT, A SHELF or B SHELF each HMO can be
selected whereas the state and status will be shown in a table in the right half of the Tree
View window.
The response for all HMOs has to be as follows:

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OST = enabled
AVS = (field Value is empty)
AST = unlocked (not for all HMOs applicable)
ALS = cleared

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3.7

Check of External Equipment Alarms


For the supervision of external equipment the Node B provides an interface for the connection of sensors which can be either high or low active. Every used alarm sensor has
to be connected with a couple of wires to the alarm connection terminal (ACT) as described in the installation manual (see IMN:NB-440).
The alarm objects of all used inputs must be created and described in the active database of the Node B. This is usually done during the production process according to the
purchase order and verified in the final factory test. However if there are changes
against the initial configuration or some other alarms have to be added the relevant objects must be changed in the database first. A detailed description of how to edit the XML
representation of the database can be found in The Node B XML Database Editing
Guide.
The LMT is connected to the Node B and the application is running in the tree view or
rack view window for monitoring the alarms.

If possible initiate the alarm to be tested by causing the relevant sensor to become
active

Alternatively a short-circuit or a break between the two alarm connection terminals


will cause an alarm depending on the alarmValue attribute:
alarmValue = 0: making a short-circuit will trigger the alarm
alarmValue = 1: making a break will trigger the alarm

Undoing the taken measure will initiate an alarm cleared message.

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Start-up not Successful


If the start-up of the system does not terminate with the normal operation condition only
limited options are given to resolve the problem:

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Reset of the relevant HMO


A reset can be performed by two means:
It can be performed by submitting the reset command for that HMO via LMT. This
way is recommended since it works independently of the state of the card/module.
It can also be performed by pressing the reset button. Please note that there are
states of the card/module, in which this button is disabled.

Replacement of the failed card/module


If a reset couldnt solve the problem with a HMO, the card/module has to be considered as defective and must be replaced.
For the replacement of a card/module refer to the appropriate procedure of the Maintenance Manual MMN:Node B

Reset of the Node B


As a final attempt the whole Node B can also be reset via LMT.

Call Technical Assistance Center (TAC)


In case of an unsuccessful reset or replacement of the failed card/module the fault
must be assumed as more serious. For further investigation the help of the Technical
Assistance Center is inevitable.

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3.9

Database Update

NOTE
The Node B is factory tested in its site specific configuration and therefore all parameters of the running database are set up in accordance with the planning values.
If the given configuration has been changed or some parameters have to be modified or
added the current database must be updated.
Preconditions:

a minimum database with at least the default IP address for communicating with the
LMT is stored on the Core Controller (delivery condition ex factory)

the LMT-PC with running LMT-SW is connected to the Node B via ETHERNET interface

Upload current database from Node B


Menu: Tools -> File Upload (from the Node B) -> Database Files

Enter the directory in the field Local Destination Directory <directory for upload of database files>
Click on the Upload Running Database button
Close the File Upload window by clicking on the Close button

Another possibility is given by using the Tree View or the Rack View window.
Start uploading the running database either by using the Tree View (1.) or the
Rack View (2.) window.
1. ManagedElement -> NodeBFunctional -> Osu -> (right mouse click) Initiate
Data Upload ...
2.

NODE B FUNCTIONAL -> OSU -> (right mouse click) Initiate Data Upload ...

Chose in the appearing Select the Parameters Values window:

Select file type: Database


Select the software version type: Running
Click on the OK button

......OGL:Node
B
LMT

Database update

In order to change the configuration of a Node B - either for an entirely new one
or to customise an existing configuration - it is necessary to update the XML
representation of the database.
A detailed description of how to edit the XML files can be found in The Node B
XML Database Editing Guide

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Download new database


Menu: Tools -> File Download (to the Node B) -> Database Files

Enter the directory in the field Local Source Directory <directory for download of database files>
Click on the Download New Files button
Close the File Download window by clicking on the Close button

Another possibility is given by using the Tree View or the Rack View window.
Start downloading the modified database either by using the Tree View (1.) or
the Rack View (2.) window.
1. ManagedElement -> NodeBFunctional -> Osu -> (right mouse click) Initiate
Data Download ...
2.

NODE B FUNCTIONAL -> OSU -> (right mouse click) Initiate Data Download ...

Chose in the appearing Select the Parameter Value window:

Select file type: Database


Click on the OK button

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This may take some time (approx. 30 sec).

Activate new database


Menu: Tools -> File Download (to the Node B) -> Database Files

Click on the Activate Files button

Chose in the appearing Select the Parameters Values window:

Select the software version type: none


Select the NodeB database version type: New ...
Click on the OK button

Another possibility is given by using the Tree View or the Rack View window.
Activate the downloaded database either by using the Tree View (1.) or the Rack
View (2.) window.
1. ManagedElement -> NodeBFunctional -> Osu -> (right mouse click) Activate
...
2.

NODE B FUNCTIONAL -> OSU -> (right mouse click) Activate ...

Chose in the appearing Select the Parameters Values window:

Select the software version type: none


Select the NodeB database version type: New ...
Click on the OK button

......OGL:Node
B
LMT

A restart of the Node B is performed automatically and the LMT connection to


the Node B will be terminated.

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Backup of the new database


Make a backup copy of the new database and store it according to the underlying filing concept.

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