GSM/EDGE BSS, Rel.

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Feature description

BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking
DN0986991

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. . . 13 7. . . . . . . . . .2 Deactivating the Automatic TRX Unblocking feature . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3. . . . . . 1 Introduction to the feature . . . . . . . 15 8 Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3 Requirements . . . . . . . .1 Functional overview . . . . 12 7 Activating and configuring the feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4 Functional description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Measurements and counters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Exception handling if lock/unlock partially succeeds . 9 4. . . . 9 5 System impacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 6. . . . . . . 10 6 User interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Recovering a blocked TRX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Recovering a blocked BTS . 16 0 – Z. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 6. . . . . 7 3. . . . . 5 2 Benefits for the operator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . .BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking Table of contents This document has 16 pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Recovering a blocked BCF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Hardware requirements . . . . . 11 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Configuring the Automatic TRX Unblocking feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 6. . . . . . . 8 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Software requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 DN0986991 Id:0900d80580846e8e 3 Confidential . . .2 MML commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Table 2 Hardware requirements for different network elements . . . 12 4 Id:0900d80580846e8e DN0986991 Confidential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Table 3 Parameters for the “Automatic TRX Unblocking” feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Table 4 Alarms for the feature . . . . . . . BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking List of tables Table 1 Software requirements for different network elements . . . . .

The TRX is left in the blocked state due to the following reasons: • Sending the configuration data message to the BTS fails • Sending the system information message to the BTS fails • Sending the Abis O&M interface message to the BTS fails This feature requires a valid license to be installed in the BSC. In BSS Abis link failure recovery sit- uations. or BL-RST state and the user needs to manually recover TRXs back to WO state by using lock and unlock com- mands. DN0986991 Id:0900d80580846dd1 5 Confidential .BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking Introduction to the feature 1 Introduction to the feature The feature “BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking” enables the BSC to automatically recover TRXs which are left in the blocked state due to Abis link (TRXSIG. BL-RSL. OMUSIG) failures during RNW object initialization or recovery. the TRXs are left in the BL-BCF. BL-SYS.

which are unnecessarily left in blocked state (BL-BCF / BL-RSL / BL-RST / BL- SYS) due to Abis link failures. The operator doesn't need to manually lock and unlock blocked TRXs back to the working state after a transmission failure.Benefits for the operator BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking 2 Benefits for the operator With the Automatic TRX Unblocking feature. the BSC is able to automatically unblock TRXs. 6 Id:0900d80580846dd2 DN0986991 Confidential .

2 Hardware requirements Network element Required software release BSC S14 MP8.1 Software requirements Network element Required software release BSC S14 MP8.0 level SW Table 1 Software requirements for different network elements 3.0 level HW Table 2 Hardware requirements for different network elements DN0986991 Id:0900d80580846e77 7 Confidential .BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking Requirements 3 Requirements 3.

BTS. The existing BCF restart functionality is used for the autorecovery. the parameters TRX Autorecovery Enabling Time.1 Functional overview The main purpose of the “BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking” feature is to automat- ically recover blocked TRXs. then autorecovery is started for the blocked objects. 4. see Parameters. A master clock BCF restart can cause a slave BCF to restart in following situations: • The Clock Source parameter is BCF or IWBCF • The Clock Source parameter is LMU or LMU-ABIS. and according to the values of the parameters. automatic TRX unblocking can start after 30 minutes of MCMU restart. For starting the autorecovery action. The following sections describe how the autorecovery is done for a blocked BCF. If the feature is activated. Then. and BCFs that need autorecovery are identified from the RNW database.2 Recovering a blocked BCF If the BCF is in BL-BCF. If the BCF is reserved due to some parameter modification. and the BCF synch status is UNSYNCH. the master BCF is not recovered by the BSC. In case the BCF is in the BL-BCF state. if all the slave BCFs are also in blocked state. then the BCF reset of the master BCF is executed.Functional description BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking 4 Functional description This chapter is divided into the following sections: • “Functional overview” • “Recovering a blocked BCF” • “Recovering a blocked BTS” • “Recovering a blocked TRX” 4. and if the BCF restart causes another slave BCF to restart. If the BCF’s resources are not reserved and the BCF O&M link is working. or BL-SYS state. and OMUSIG is in the working state. If any of the slave BCFs under the master BCF are in working state. or an FBPP operation such as plan activation is in progress. the BSC checks if the BCF resources are reserved for the blocked objects. BCF reset is not executed. then unblocking the BCF is not allowed. For more information on these parameters. g If MCMU is reset. 8 Id:0900d80580846e79 DN0986991 Confidential . a BCF site restart is triggered. and TRX. Automatic TRX unblocking can be executed for a BCF only if there are no reserved objects under the BCF and BCF's OMUSIG is ok. BL-RST. the autorecov- ery action is started. However. The blocked operative state TRXs. and Max Parallel Task need to be defined. TRX Autorecovery Interval Time. TRX Autorecovery Enabled Period. BTSs.

• If locking of the BTS or TRX succeeds but unlocking of the object fails. locking and unlocking of the TRX is triggered. g BCCH TRX of the BTS is always handled first if it is in blocked state. the TRX (D-channel) failure cancel task for the TRX is executed. In case the TRX object autorecovery requires the whole BTS to be locked instead of locking only the TRX (for example. if hopping is used in the BTS). then the operational state is changed back to BL-SYS. In this case. the following actions are per- formed: • If locking of the BTS or TRX fails. 4. If the TRX is in BL-RSL state and OMUSIG and TRXSIG are in working state. 4.BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking Functional description 4. If the TRX is in BL-RST or BL-SYS state and OMUSIG and TRXSIG are in the working state. task.3 Recovering a blocked BTS If the BTS is in BL-RST or BL-SYS state. and error code. If the object is not locked (unlock has partly succeeded). For triggering a BTS unblock. the related BCF and BTS must be in working state and BCF resources must not be reserved. then the alarm 7704 is cancelled. No other recovery action is done because the existing PCM fault cancel scenario brings the TRXs back to working state. the RNW recovery investigates TRXSIG state and if that is WO. If the TRX is in BL-RSL state and TRXSIG is in UA AD RN RECOV state. If the PCM is ok. then the PCM state is checked. then the state of the object is checked. the related BCF should be in working state and the BCF resources must not be reserved. then the whole BTS object with handovers is locked and unlocked.5 Exception handling if lock/unlock partially succeeds If the automatic TRX unblock operation succeeds partially. then the object is left as locked and the 7722 alarm is raised with the related object (BTS/TRX). then locking and unlocking of the BTS object is triggered.4 Recovering a blocked TRX For triggering a TRX autorecovery. then alarm 7705 is cancelled immediately and TRX link failure cancel recovery functionality is executed. If the state is locked. then the object’s operational state remains the same as before. and OMUSIG is in working state. DN0986991 Id:0900d80580846e79 9 Confidential .

10 Id:0900d80580846e7a DN0986991 Confidential .System impacts BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking 5 System impacts This feature has no additional impacts on the system.

It is not recommended to enter a value more than 50 for this parameter. see the MML Command descriptions. A new round of unblocking can be started after this time interval is over. DN0986991 Id:0900d80580846e7f 11 Confidential . The parameters are subject to change.50 15 autounblocking tasks can be under exe- cution at the same time.23 hours 0 Enabling Time when the “Automatic TRX Unblocking” feature is started.24 hours 4 Enabled Period “Automatic TRX Unblocking” feature is used or not. For more information on activation and deactivation. For more information on MML commands. Any other value defines the period (in hours) that the feature is performed once TRX automatic unblocking is started.1 Parameters The following table shows the parameters implemented for the feature “Automatic TRX Unblocking”. TRX Auto Unblock BCF This parameter defines whether the 0 . Name Object Description Range Default value TRX Auto Unblock BCF This parameter defines the starting time 0 . This minimizes MCMU load. Table 3 Parameters for the “Automatic TRX Unblocking” feature 6.BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking User interface 6 User interface This chapter is divided into the following sections: • “Parameters” • “MML Commands” • “Alarms” • “Measurements and counters” 6. see Activating and configuring the feature. These parameters are available in UTPFIL. Unblocking is tried every day at the same time. TRX Auto Unblock BCF This parameter defines the time interval 20 . Only one autounblocking task for a particular BCF or its BTS/TRX can be ongoing at a time. Max Parallel Task BCF This parameter defines how many 1 .2 MML commands MML commands are used to activate and deactivate this feature.1440 180 Interval Time (in minutes) between automatic TRX minutes unblocking actions in the BSS. Value 0 means that this feature is not used.

12 Id:0900d80580846e7f DN0986991 Confidential .User interface BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking 6.4 Measurements and counters There are no new measurements and counters in this feature. Table 4 Alarms for the feature 6. the correct radio network configuration or the operational state has not been updated to the BSC's call control program blocks. Moreover. Calls in the cell in question may be blocked. Error ID Alarm string Fault condition 7722 Error in BSS Radio The recovery or configuration management system of the Network Database update BSS radio network has failed to update the BSS Radio Network Configuration Database according to the fault situ- ation.3 Alarms The following alarm is modified for this feature.

BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking Activating and configuring the feature 7 Activating and configuring the feature This chapter provides the procedures to operate the “Automatic TRX Unblocking” feature. DN0986991 Id:0900d80580846e8c 13 Confidential .

:.1440] as hex [14.Activating and configuring the feature BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking 7. 4 Verify that the feature state for Automatic TRX Unblocking has changed.0:5AC006A.5A0] Example for ENABLING TIME: B5 01 19 00 17 00 00 00 Example for INTERVAL TIME: B5 01 1B 00 A0 05 00 00 g In the command... hex: 1A 3. Ensure that the records that are already in use are not overwritten. utp_id for ENABLING TIME=25. ZW7I:FEA...24] as hex [0. hex: 1B 4.<record>.. utp_id for INTERVAL TIME=27. utp_id for ENABLING TIME=28. ZW7I:FEA. 1 Check the value of the Automatic TRX Unblocking feature state. New values of the parameters are effective only once the license is changed back to ON state. 3 If the parameters need to be modified. For more information on displaying used records.. “record” refers to the first free record in UTPFIL.23] as hex [0. and change the license state back to ON. hex: 1C Where “nn nn” is the new value in hexadecimal as described below: 1.. ZW7M:FEA=1967:ON. hex: 19 2....18] 3.1 Configuring the Automatic TRX Unblocking feature Prerequisites • Valid license for the Automatic TRX Unblocking feature is installed.17] 2. ZDFS:MCMU.. ENABLING TIME range [0.FULL:FEA=1967.. change the license state to CONF. B5 01 mm 00 nn nn 00 00 Where "mm" is utp_id in hexadecimal (19/1A/1B/1C) as described below: 1. 2 Turn the feature state of Automatic TRX Unblocking feature to ON.FULL:FEA=1967. INTERVAL TIME range [20. End 14 Id:0900d80580846e8c DN0986991 Confidential .. PERIOD TIME range [0. see the UTPFIL manual. modify the parameters. utp_id for PERIOD TIME=26.

or ZW7M:FEA=1967:OFF. ZW7M:FEA=1967:CONF. End DN0986991 Id:0900d80580846e8c 15 Confidential . 1 Turn the feature state of the Automatic TRX Unblocking feature to OFF or CONF.2 Deactivating the Automatic TRX Unblocking feature This feature gets deactivated automatically when the license expires or the feature state is set to CONF or OFF.BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking Activating and configuring the feature 7.

Abbreviations BSS21550: Automatic TRX Unblocking 8 Abbreviations 0–Z BCF base control function BSC base station controller BSS base station system BTS base transceiver station MCMU marker and cellular management unit O&M operation and maintenance OMUSIG LAPD protocol driven link O&M link between BTS and BSC RNW radio network parameter set to manage one network element and its objects including subobjects TRX transceiver TRXSIG TRX link between BTS and BSC 16 Id:0900d80580846e8d DN0986991 Confidential .