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Huawei LTE eNodeB Troubleshooting Overview

Jeff Fry, Wimax/LTE Systems Integration & Test, Technology


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LTE eNodeB Troubleshooting Document:

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LTE eNodeB Troubleshooting Overview:


LTE LMT/EMS
Subscriber Troubleshooting
eNodeB Troubleshooting
eNodeB Log Files

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Dual-mode Wimax/LTE: Basics

TD-LTE, Band 41
EARFCN=40590 (freq=2590MHz)
20 MHz

LTE deployed as 3 sectors using Reuse-1 (one frequency).


Each configured carrier is a Cell.
LTE initially deployed as S111.

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Network Architecture

MME Mobile Management Entity controls mobile signaling: network


attach/authentication (to HSS), handovers, idle mode
SGW Service Gateway provides the user plane data traffic.
HSS Home Subscriber Server provides subscriber provisioning.
Important interfaces from the eNodeB:

S1-U : interface to the SGW


S1-MME : interface to the MME
X2 : interface to another eNodeB for mobility

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Dual-mode Wimax/LTE: Shared BS

Wimax and LTE run on the same base station with addition of LTE
cards.
Wimax and LTE share the same radio head (RRU).
Separate backhaul for Wimax & LTE. GigE for LTE and 100MB ETH
for Wimax.
Wimax Carriers on 1st fiber
LTE Carriers on 2nd fiber
LTE Cards: LBBP, LMPT

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eNodeB LMT Access

Local Maintenance Terminal is still web-based HTTP.


Primary use MML for field techs.
Access is local or remote.

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EMS for LTE: Main Topology

eNodeB Topo Object is initially created in a default EASY_DEPLOYMENT


subnet alongside Wimax BTS.
Can be moved to a new LTE subnet.

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EMS for LTE: CME

New CME (CM Express) menu/component for configuration management.


Configuration viewing only via Panorama Browser. View many eNodeB
configurations in bulk.
Configuration changes made in a planned area (workspace).
Parameter comparison and audit functions available.

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EMS for LTE: Alarms

Alarms can be sent by the Wimax BS and eNodeB.


Some alarms are common and will only be sent by the Wimax BS.

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Subscriber Troubleshooting

Subscriber troubleshooting options in LTE are limited.


DSP S1INTERFACE:;
Thats it! No subscriber mac tracing or signal tracing due to architecture.

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eNodeB Troubleshooting: Equipment Status

Maintenance->Device Panel to visually see equipment and status.

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eNodeB Troubleshooting: Equipment Status (2)

DSP BRD:; Shows LTE boards and occupied Wimax slots.

DSP BRDVER:; Shows board versions.

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eNodeB Troubleshooting: Equipment Status (3)

LST ALMAF:; Shows LTE only alarms.


DSP GPS:; Shows GPS status.

Resetting:

RST ENODEB:;
RST BRD:;

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eNodeB Troubleshooting: Configuration Management

View LTE configuration via CME Panorama Browser.

Make configuration changes via MML or a CME workspace.

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eNodeB Troubleshooting: Configuration Management (2)

Configuration backup, restoring, and download via Maintenance->Backup


Management->NE Backup

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eNodeB Troubleshooting: Configuration Management (3)

Configuration audits can be performed via CME->Compare Parameters.


Compare with other eNodeBs and templates.

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eNodeB Troubleshooting: eNodeB Licensing

LTE has a new licensing scheme:

Separate license file for each eNodeB.


License file provided by Huawei based on ESN.
License applied during commissioning process.

License->NE License Management->Standalone License to apply and view


licenses.

DSP LICENSE:; MML command to view actual license data on eNodeB.

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eNodeB Troubleshooting: S1 Configuration and Status

S1-MME and S1-U interfaces to MME and SGW respectively.


X2 interfaces to other eNodeBs for mobility signaling.
SCTP is transport layer for S1 and X2.
SCTP link status:

LST SCTPLINK:;
DSP SCTPLNK:SCTPNO=0;

DSP S1INTERFACE:; S1 Interface Status.

DSP X2INTERFACE:; X2 Interface Status.

LST S1SIGIP:; S1-MME configuration.


LST S1SERVIP:; S1-U configuration.
LST X2ENODEB:; X2 configuration.

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eNodeB Troubleshooting: Cell Configuration and Status

DSP CELL:; Shows cell status.

LST CELL:; Shows cell configuration.

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eNodeB Troubleshooting: Cell Configuration and Status (2)

BLK CELL / UBL CELL activate/deactivate cell

CELL_HIGH_BLOCK - immediately deactivates cell.


CELL_MIDDLE_BLOCK deactivates after a time period.
CELL_LOW_BLOCK deactivates when no subs.

ACT CELL / DEA CELL activate/deactivate cell is equivalent to


CELL_HIGH_BLOCK.

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FIN
Questions?

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