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Method to Transactionally Configure a Telecommunication Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034661D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Feb-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-25

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Siemens

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Abstract

With the new idea described below, the previous state of a network configuration can be restored after a failed configuration request has been issued by a Network Management System (NMS). This is performed automatically and transparently by the NMS. Until now, these Network Management Systems configure the managed networks and the partially achieved network configuration on a best-effort approach. When, for some reason, the requested network configuration failed, this is reported to the NMS operator. The NMS does not bring the network back to its initial state. A NMS could reset the settings of the network to its initial state, however this operation is done at the Network Management Layer and is very expensive in terms of development effort. Furthermore, it may require specific Network Element (NE) information, which is not usually available at this level.