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NetAct Basics

The complexity of mobile services and technologies is increasing day by day. Hence, there are more and more terminal variations, diverse services and technologies and elements in the delivery chain. All these technologies are connected to a single network management system, the NetAct framework.
Netact Cluster

Core R4

GSM

Radio

3G

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Benefits
NetAct has the following benefits: It allows seamless management of different network technologies with integrated and interworking tools. It controls costs while redeploying competencies and resources from 2G to 3G. It allows all network element failures, service quality indicators and entire traffic to be visible on a single screen. It allows multi-vendor capability with its open interfaces and multi-vendor integrations.

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NetAct Clusters

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NetAct OSS 5.1 Architecture


User Workstations User workstations / Tier 1

FIREWALL NetAct Secure Domain


GUI cell J2EE cell Connectivity cell NAS Layer / Tier 2
NAS = NetAct Application Servers

Window s

Linux Linux

Linux

Linux

Dara Storage cell


Database / Linux

Network Elements / Managed Network

DSS Layer / Tier 3


DSS = Data Storage Subsystem

Storage

SAN/ FC switch

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Disk Array

Backup device

Server Types in NetAct

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NetAct Hardware: Blade Servers


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Server-blade
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Reporting
NetAct Reporting features: Provides efficient capturing, analyzing and displaying of all performance data in the network. Helps to understand and enhance the network behavior. Provides multi-technology views. Collects and stores performance and quality information from the network and services. Provides drill-down functions from higher to lower network level. Produces reports for O&M, analysis and long-term planning.

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Reporting flow

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Monitoring
NetAct monitors the entire network for failures and messages at various levels. The network monitoring process covers the following areas of the operators routine tasks:

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Monitoring process

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Configuring
NetAct Configuring uses tools like: CM Editor CM Analyzer CM Operation Manager others

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Configuring
Application Server Unix Client Database Configurator

Actuals Plans CM Editor CM Analyser CM Operation Manager

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Main Functions
The main functionalities of Configurator are: Uploading and storing the network parameters. Data exchange with external tools. Setting, modifying, viewing, and comparing network configuration data. Support offline network planning. Automatic provisioning of network plans. Mass modifications on the network.

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NetAct Configurator

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Overview of CM3 for core networks


Offers comprehensive feature set for configuration management
of MSS and MGW (R4 NE) Three major CM components CM Editor, CM Operational Manager, CM Analyzer Tasks include uploads, preparing plans, management of plans and provisioning
Through upload, configure and provision, the majority of use cases in daily operations can efficiently be covered such as Configuration of International Roaming Partners Configuration of PCM links Modification of cell-related data on MSC Extension / modification of signaling network Modification of Code Point routing Modification of Destination Point Codes Modification of Global Title addresses Adaptation of ATM bandwidth
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CM Editor

Configuration Visualization Plan Management Template Management Search & Modify User Interface Customization Send to Network for 2G & 3G Management of Routing Areas

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CM Operations Manager

Importing & Exporting Plan & Template Management Plan Provisioning Configuration Upload Plan Actual Compare 3G Rehosting MML Command Visualization for R4 Core

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CM Analyser

Checking Radio Network Parameters and Managed Objects Checking for discrepancies Auto-correction

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Configurator Core
Use Case Examples
MSS configuration use cases Destinations (incl. signaling, routing, digit analysis) Iu-Cs interface via MGW towards RNC (with IP signaling, radio parameters) A interface via MGW towards BSC (with IP signaling, radio parameters) SIGTRAN towards MGW (incl. association, IP signaling) Special routes (HLR interrogation, GSM traffic termination, inter-MSC handover) Nc interface towards another MSS (with association, IP signaling, BICC, SCCP) Roaming agreements (PLMN parameters, IMSI analysis)
MGW configuration use cases Destinations (incl. signaling, routing with load sharing, digit analysis) A interface towards BSC (signaling, routing, virtual MGW) Mc interface towards MSS (virtual MGW) PSTN interface (TDM signaling, TDM user plane, routing) H.248 protocol towards MSS (virtual MGW) SCCP service with subsystems

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Use Case: Create Alternative Routing


MSC Turku

ROU-156 SDEST-156

MSC Mira
CGR TONES ROU-157

Primary route

ROU-155

MSC Tampere
SDEST-155 DEST-155 TREE-4500

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MSC Helsinki
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Existing object New object


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Network Plan - Create Alternative Routing

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Provisioning dialog in CM Operations Manager

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