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Recursive task grouping for SS7 network administration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000017763D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 17K

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Andreas Heitz: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Task of Network Management is to plan and run optimised telecommunication networks, by using network resources most efficiently and by fast detection and reaction on important network situations with the appropriate (re)configuration commands. For Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) networks some oft the main areas of network management are:

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Recursive task grouping for SS7 network administration

Idee: Andreas Heitz, Ismaning; Dr. Harald Krupp, Starnberg; Maria Fröschl, Ottobrunn

Task of Network Management is to plan and run optimised telecommunication networks, byusing network resources most efficiently and by fast detection and reaction on important networksituations with the appropriate (re)configuration commands.

For� Public Switched Telephone Network� (PSTN) networks some oft the main areas ofnetwork management are:

·� � Call Routing

·� � SS7

·� � Traffic Controls

·� � Number Portability

For most of these administration areas specific data and object models are defined (partlystandardized see ITU Q7xx Series for SS7), upon which the administration commands areworking.

One of the main problems is that during creation, deletion and modification of objects belongingto the same administration area, several prerequisited (e.g. Q3-pointers) and dependencies (e.g.QS-name bindings) between these objects have to be detected, regarded and resolved. Thismeans for example that the managed objects must be administered in the right sequence.

Without any help a network operator must keep all the prerequisites and dependencies in hismind, which often leads to rejected configuration commands or even more worse to successfulcommands leading to implausible Routing data in the network elements.

Regarding the data and object models of the SS7 network management area, interdependentobjects are grouped together by the application. The combination or grouping of objects isdenoted in the following as a� taskgroup.

The taskgroups of the application are working on a higher granularity of network abstractioncompared with command level administration. The� dependencies� between the grouped objectsare hidden to the o...