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W-CDMA
Upgrade Procedure
Alcatel-Lucent 9300 W-CDMA Product Family
Alcatel-Lucent Node B - Software Upgrade Procedure
Using OAM8.1: Inter Release Upgrade
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Wireless Service Provider Solutions
W-CDMA
Upgrade Procedure
Alcatel-Lucent 9300 W-CDMA Product Family
Alcatel-Lucent Node B - Software Upgrade Procedure
Using OAM8.1: Inter Release Upgrade

Document number: NN-20500-149
Document issue: 07.09/EN
Document status: Standard
Product release: OAM08.1
Date: January 2013
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PUBLICATION HISTORY
SYSTEM RELEASE: OAM08.1

January 2013
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Updated according to the remark from odile.

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Updated according the review comments from Briac Ion.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................. 1
1.1. OBJECT AND SCOPE OF THIS DOCUMENT .................................................................................... 1
1.2. AUDIENCE FOR THIS DOCUMENT ................................................................................................ 1
2. RELATED DOCUMENTS .................................................................................... 1
2.1. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS .......................................................................................................... 1
2.2. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS .......................................................................................................... 1
3. NODE B UPGRADE .......................................................................................... 2
3.1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ......................................................................................................... 2
3.2. UPGRADE PREREQUISITES ........................................................................................................ 2
3.2.1 WARNINGS ....................................................................................................................... 2
3.2.2 RECOMMENDATION ........................................................................................................... 3
3.2.3 MANDATORY RESOURCES NEEDED FOR THE UPGRADE ........................................................ 3
3.3. UPGRADE OVERVIEW ................................................................................................................ 4
3.3.1 SOFTWARE UPGRADE PROCEDURE STEPS .......................................................................... 4
3.3.2 FALLBACK STEPS (IF NEEDED) ........................................................................................... 6
3.4. TWO KINDS OF UPGRADE SEQUENCE .......................................................................................... 7
3.4.1 UPGRADE SEQUENCES ...................................................................................................... 7
3.4.2 HOW TO PERFORM SINGLE LEAP UPGRADE PROCESS ....................................................... 8
3.5. UPGRADE SEQUENCE TABLE ...................................................................................................... 9
3.6. FALLBACK SEQUENCE TABLE ...................................................................................................10
4. SHEETS ..................................................................................................... 11
HOW TO .......................................................................................................................................12
DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE FROM DVD-ROM/LOCAL FILES TO SRS ..................................................................13
CHECK NODE B ALARMS ......................................................................................................................18
BACKUP NODE B IN THE OAM DATABASE ................................................................................................21
EXPORT NODE B CM XML FILE FROM OAM DATABASE ..............................................................................23
UPGRADE THE NODE B CM XML FILE ....................................................................................................26
DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE TO NODE B........................................................................................................32
SET THE NODE B MAINTENANCE MODE ON OR OFF (OPTIONAL) ....................................................................41
ACTIVATE THE SOFTWARE AND THE NEW MIB ...........................................................................................42
FALLBACK THE NODE B SOFTWARE ........................................................................................................48
HOW TO USE THE WAUT UPGRADE REPORT............................................................................................51
APPENDIX A: UPGRADE MESSAGES ............................................................................ 54
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LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1. Node B upgrade procedure (UA7.1 to UA8.1 as an example) .................................................. 4
Figure 2. Do Single Leap upgrade ......................................................................................................... 8
Figure 3. Launch the Equipment Monitor ...............................................................................................12
Figure 4. SRM GUI .................................................................................................................................13
Figure 5. SRM install software page ......................................................................................................14
Figure 6. SRM install software page for Local Software Delivery Files .................................................15
Figure 7. SRM install software data transfer page .................................................................................15
Figure 8. SRM installation successful page ...........................................................................................15
Figure 9. SRM installation details and result ..........................................................................................16
Figure 10. SRM delete software page ....................................................................................................16
Figure 11. How to open Alarm window ...................................................................................................18
Figure 12. OSI State Reporting window .................................................................................................19
Figure 13. Check calls at RNC side .......................................................................................................20
Figure 14. Check calls on linked FDDCells ............................................................................................20
Figure 15. Export NE Grouping ..............................................................................................................23
Figure 16. CM XML Export window ........................................................................................................24
Figure 17. Command Manager...............................................................................................................24
Figure 18. Launch Wireless Access Upgrade Tool ................................................................................26
Figure 19. Import and export ..................................................................................................................27
Figure 20. Select the Import snapshot option.........................................................................................27
Figure 21. Select the Replace initial snapshot and discard existing workorders mode .........................28
Figure 22. Select the initial RNC CM XML file........................................................................................28
Figure 23. Save the workspace option ...................................................................................................29
Figure 24. Import progress window ........................................................................................................29
Figure 25. Select the NE Provisioning Upgrade Operation ....................................................................30
Figure 26. NE Provisioning Upgrade Operation window ........................................................................30
Figure 27. Download wizard: Introduction ..............................................................................................32
Figure 28. Download wizard: Select the Network Element type(from menu bar) ..................................33
Figure 29. Download wizard: Select the Network Element type (from right-click menu) .......................33
Figure 30. Download wizard: Select Software Version to Download .....................................................33
Figure 31. Download wizard: Select Search Method .............................................................................34
Figure 32. Download wizard: Set Active Version Filter ..........................................................................34
Figure 33. Download wizard: Set RNC filter ...........................................................................................35
Figure 34. Download wizard: Search Criteria Summary ........................................................................35
Figure 35. Download wizard: Retrieved Node(s) ...................................................................................35
Figure 36. Download wizard: Retrieved Node(s) ...................................................................................36
Figure 37. Download wizard: Download Action Require ........................................................................36
Figure 38. Download wizard: Node B MIB Modification .........................................................................37
Figure 39. Download wizard: Search Criteria Summary ........................................................................37
Figure 40. Download:Command Manager .............................................................................................38
Figure 41. How to open Inventory & Upgrade Session ..........................................................................39
Figure 42. Select the current running software ......................................................................................39
Figure 43. Select NE with status DOWNLOAD_COMPLETED .............................................................40
Figure 44. The inventory after execute Abort upgrade session .............................................................40
Figure 45. Set Maintenance Mode On ...................................................................................................41
Figure 46. Activation wizard: Introduction ..............................................................................................42
Figure 47. Activation wizard: Select the Network Element type .............................................................43
Figure 48. Activation wizard: Select the Network Element type .............................................................43
Figure 49. Activation wizard: Select Search Method ..............................................................................43
Figure 50. Activation wizard: Set Passive Version Filter ........................................................................44
Figure 51. Activation wizard: Set RNC filter ...........................................................................................44
Figure 52. Activation wizard: Search Criteria Summary .........................................................................44
Figure 53. Activation: Retrieved Node(s) ...............................................................................................45
Figure 54. Activation: Retrieved Node(s) ...............................................................................................45
Figure 55. Activation wizard: Search Criteria Summary .........................................................................46
Figure 56. Activation: Command Manager .............................................................................................46
Figure 57. Launch Equipment Monitor ...................................................................................................48
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Figure 58. Equipment Monitor window ...................................................................................................49
Figure 59. Inventory & Upgrade Session window ..................................................................................50
Figure 60. WAUT upgrade report1 .........................................................................................................51
Figure 61. WAUT upgrade report2 .........................................................................................................52
Figure 62. WAUT upgrade report3 .........................................................................................................52
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LIST OF TABLES
Table 1. Upgrade total duration ................................................................................................................ 5
Table 2. Maintenance Window duration ................................................................................................... 6
Table 3. Outage duration .......................................................................................................................... 6
Table 4. Upgrade sequence ..................................................................................................................... 9
Table 5. Fallback sequence....................................................................................................................10
Table 6. Upgrade messages ..................................................................................................................54
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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. OBJECT AND SCOPE OF THIS DOCUMENT
The aim of this document is to describe how to perform a software upgrade of
Alcatel-Lucent Node Bs using the OAM8.1.
The present procedure supports the following upgrade path:
UA7.1.3 to UA8.1
The Alcatel-Lucent Radio Network Controllers to which the Alcatel-Lucent Node Bs
to be upgraded are parented should have been upgraded to target release prior to
beginning the upgrade.
Note: This document is applicable to Node B product numbers: 9311, 9312, 9322,
9326, 9332, 9944 Smart Base station.
1.2. AUDIENCE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
Alcatel-Lucent customers.
Anyone who performs Node B software upgrade.
2. RELATED DOCUMENTS
2.1. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS
[A1] UMT/SYS/INF/034683 UA8.1 UTRAN Release Notes
[A2] UMT/SYS/INF/033614 UA7.1.3 UTRAN Release Note
[A3] NN-20500-046 Management System - Engineering Guide
[A4] NN-20500-052P1 Alcatel-Lucent 9300 W-CDMA Product
Family UA07 / OAM07 Release Operational Impacts
[A5] NN-20500-154 Alcatel-Lucent 9300 W-CDMA Product
Family Capacity and Feature Licensing
[A6] UMT/OAM/DJD/033992 Release Notes for UMTS OAM08.1

2.2. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
[R1] NN-10300-036 Alcatel-Lucent 9353 Management System -
Workstation Client/Application Installation
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3. NODE B UPGRADE
3.1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION

WARNING 1:
Make sure that the present document is the latest version of the upgrade procedure.

WARNING 2:
Feature activation and any kind of configuration changes must not be performed on
NodeB in parallel with this upgrade procedure.
Operations such as hardware intervention (for example CCM module change), upgrade
using the TIL or configuration changes from the OAM are not allowed during this
procedure.
Failing to comply with this instruction will lead to increased upgrade duration and
potentially to its failure.

WARNING 3:
During the upgrade, all the counters generated are lost on the Node Bs.

3.2. UPGRADE PREREQUISITES
3.2.1 WARNINGS




WARNING 4:
Before executing this procedure, ask the support team for any special actions (bulletin,
workaround, patch ...) to perform before, during and after the procedure. Please refer
to the [A1] and [A2] documents.

WARNING 5:
All the prerequisites described in this chapter must be fulfilled at least one day before
the upgrade starts.





WARNING 6:
Before executing the upgrade, it is required to verify that OAM IP network between WMS
and the Node Bs to upgrade is setup in correspondence with Engineering rules (OAM-NE
network configuration and routing tables at WMS). See [A3]





WARNING 7:
Please ensure that all RNCs associated with your Node Bs have been upgraded to target
release before executing the NodeBs upgrade. For more information, please see the
corresponding ALTP (NN-20500-148).





WARNING 8:
About CPRI + HSSL mixity, one IC parameter RRH Type is used to judge whether HSSL
or CPRI link is activated or not. And this parameter can be modified by TIL.
Value "0" means: link 1, 2 and 3 can connect to CPRI RE (RRH11, 21 and 31); link4, 5 and
6 can connect to HSSL RRH (RRH41, 51 and 61).
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Value "1" means: all the 6 links are connected to CPRI RE (RRH11, 21 ... 61).


3.2.2 RECOMMENDATION
For ease of use it is recommended to perform bulk Node B upgrade on a RNS basis.
3.2.3 MANDATORY RESOURCES NEEDED FOR THE UPGRADE
Please make sure before starting the upgrade that the following resources are
available.
If any of them are missing the upgrade cannot be performed.
Human resources: one OAM site operator.
PC client: one client OAM PC or workstation.
Wireless Access Upgrade Tool (WAUT) to be used in order to perform the CM XML
files upgrade. This tool is available on the ACCESS OAM DVD-ROM and must be
installed on the PC client.
WCF file: This file is used by WAUT when performing provisioning upgrade. It
should be put in WCF subdirectory of WAUT installed directory, and should be only
one WCF file in that directory.
DVD-ROM: One DVD-ROM of the new Node B software.
All the software (RNC and OAM loads) used during this procedure must be
compliant with the software line-up defined in [A1] and [A2] documents.
Logins and passwords: The OAM site operator performing the upgrade must have
the password for the WMS Client administrator account with full access to the
OAM.


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3.3. UPGRADE OVERVIEW
The following diagram describes the Node B upgrade procedure:
















Figure 1. Node B upgrade procedure (UA7.1 to UA8.1 as an example)

In the figure above, the CM XML file export, upgrade, and download with import
(steps 1, 2 and 3) are performed without any impact on the Node B service. The
outage occurs at activation (step 4).

3.3.1 SOFTWARE UPGRADE PROCEDURE STEPS
The upgrade is composed of three main steps:
- The provisioning upgrade at OAM level
- The software download with import of CM XML file
- The activation
Download and activation steps should be performed separately. The download
should first be performed (no impact on service) and then, during the
maintenance window, the activation (with loss of service).
Note that it is also possible to perform those two steps as one but in that case
provisions must be made for a longer maintenance window to take into account
the download duration.
Note: if operator upgrade V813 load from any older release, need to collect all the
IMT for previous issues before upgrade, activate and reset. During some upgrade
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cases, IMT logs are unusable like this: No EEC due to EEC version change. Please
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3.3.1.1 PROVISIONING UPGRADE
As the MIB format changes between UA7.1 and UA8.1, the OAM data format also
changes during the upgrade to UA8.1. Therefore the OAM data needs to be
upgraded to fit with the new MIB model of the UA8.1 Node B software. This is
performed using the Wireless Access Upgrade Tool. The data is extracted from the
OAM and upgraded.
3.3.1.2 SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD WITH IMPORT
The operator can select up to 1000 Node Bs to download. 48 downloads(The
number of downloads performed in parallel is limited through OAM configuration; by
default, its set to 48) are performed in parallel. When the operator has selected
1000 Node Bs to download, the first 48 Node B downloads start and the others are
queued. Each time a download (from the 48 current commands) is complete a new
Node B download is automatically started from the queued Node B list. This
principle applies also to the activation phase (see below).
The download with import starts a session. Note that during this phase, no
configuration changes can be made to the Node Bs.
3.3.1.3 ACTIVATION
Once the download with import has been completed, the activation can be
performed.
Note also that during this activation phase, there is a service and supervision
loss. This phase must therefore be performed during the maintenance window.
3.3.1.4 DURATIONS
Taking into account the pre/post checks and all the steps needed to complete the
upgrade (see section 3.5 page 9), the global upgrade duration should be as follows.
Upgrade total duration for
48 Node Bs
255 minutes
Table 1. Upgrade total duration
3.3.1.5 MAINTENANCE WINDOW
The maintenance window is the timeframe during which disruptive operations are
performed on the network that affect the service or the network configuration.
All operations that have a low or no impact on the service or on the network are
performed before the maintenance window. The maintenance window duration
also includes the duration for a fallback.



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Maintenance Window
duration
55 minutes
+
40 minutes for the fallback
=
95 minutes
Table 2. Maintenance Window duration
3.3.1.6 OUTAGE
The impact on service occurs at the end of the software activation when the Node
Bs restart (this takes about 5 minutes).
Outage duration
(whatever the number of Node B)
5 minutes
Table 3. Outage duration

3.3.2 FALLBACK STEPS (IF NEEDED)
The fallback steps allow the operator to go back to the previous release if the
newly activated software does not work correctly.
The fallback operation requires a downgrade of the Node Bs in the OAM database
and downgrade to be performed on these Node Bs.

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3.4. TWO KINDS OF UPGRADE SEQUENCE
3.4.1 UPGRADE SEQUENCES
The NE upgrade (RNC or Node B) procedure follows 2 upgrade sequencing
according to the period of the upgrade:
1 Multiple leaps upgrade process
For upgrade performed during the FOA period (between DR4/CuR DR5/ChR), the
multiple leaps upgrade process is kept to de-correlate the potential problems
and allow an efficient troubleshooting. First bond corresponds to the NE version n
with features xyz activated to NE version n+1 with features xyz activated,
following bonds corresponding to NE version n+1 with features xyz activated to NE
version n+1 with features xyzabc activated.



2 Single leap upgrade process
For the upgrade performed after the DR5/ChR declaration, the single leap upgrade
process is introduced to minimize the service impacts. This single bond
corresponds to the NE version n with features xyz activated to NE version n+1 with
features xyzabc activated.



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3.4.2 HOW TO PERFORM SINGLE LEAP UPGRADE PROCESS
The 'Single Leap' upgrade would be used by customers after they have successfully
upgraded a BTSEquipment to the new release, have used multiple feature
activation steps/work orders on the upgraded BTSEquipment and they are satisfied
that both the upgrade and new features are working correctly. With this level of
confidence, they can then perform a 'Single Leap' upgrade so that they can
simultaneously upgrade and activate the new features on all other BTSEquipment
upgrades.
The customers have either already used WPS or used a sanitized provisioning tool to
successfully activate the new features on the first BTSEquipment and generated
the Single Leap work order.

When performing a 'Single Leap' upgrade, the user 1) selects the target BTSEquipment
to be upgraded, 2) selects the target release that they want the BTSEquipment
upgraded to and 3) selects the Single Leap work order that contains additional
provisioning that they would like to have added to the configuration during the
upgrade.


Figure 2. Do Single Leap upgrade

All of the provisioning changes contained in the Single Leap work order will be
successfully included in the WAUT generated work order used during upgrades. The
result is that after the NE has been upgraded, the new provisioning changes will
have been automatically implemented.
Requirements:
The Single Leap work order must only contain provisioning changes specific to the
new target release. (i.e when upgrading from UA7.1 to UA8.1, the Single Leap
work order must be configured for the UA8.1 release.)
Single Leap work orders only apply to the RNC and BTSEquipment objects and must
not contain any INode provisioning changes.

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3.5. UPGRADE SEQUENCE TABLE
The following table describes all the steps to be performed in order to complete the
Node B upgrade. None of them should be skipped unless otherwise specified. All
these steps must be performed one after the other (except for CM XML file
upgrade phase that can be performed in parallel with the download step). The
table indicates for each step its duration and on which page the detailed
description can be found. The fallback step is also indicated if applicable.
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Check Node B alarms 30 18 -
Backup Node B in the OAM database is mandatory 5 21 -
Export the Node B CM XML file from OAM database 5 23 -
Upgrade the Node B CM XML file 10 26 -
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Table 4. Upgrade sequence


* See the table given in section 3.3.1.4 for more details about the durations

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3.6. FALLBACK SEQUENCE TABLE
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Check Node Bs alarms 30 18
Table 5. Fallback sequence
* See the table given in section 3.3 for more details about the durations
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4. SHEETS

TO PERFORM THE UPGRADE OPERATIONS,
REFER TO THE SEQUENCE TABLE.

Operations sheets are not always in execution order. Always refer to the operations sequence table to
determine the correct sheet and the correct input parameter values.


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HOW TO

PRESENTATION
The purpose of this sheet is to describe how to perform some basic operations, which have
to be performed during the execution of the procedure.
INITIAL STATUS
The OAM Main Server is running and the GUI is accessible from a WMS OAM Client.
ACTIONS
P1. To launch the Wireless Access Upgrade Tool (WAUT):

- WAUT is supplied with an installer utility which will typically install to a disk
location such as C:/Program Files/WAUT. Launch the executable file (wips.exe) in
this directory.

P2. To launch the Sessions Manager console:

- Log into WMS OAM GUI and open the corresponding layout.
- From the WMS OAM GUI, choose Configuration | Sessions Manager menu option.

The console displays the currently active sessions.

P3. To launch the Equipment Monitor:

- Log into WMS OAM GUI and open the corresponding layout embedding the BTS to
be checked.
- Select the BTS on which the equipment monitor is to be launched.
- Right click on the selection and select Equipment Monitor.


Figure 3. Launch the Equipment Monitor

The BTS Equipment monitor window then appears. It displays the BTS module states.

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DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE FROM DVD-ROM/LOCAL
FILES TO SRS

PRESENTATION
The purpose of this sheet is to describe how to download the new software version
from the DVD-ROM/Local Files to the SRS (Software Repository Service) disk.
INITIAL STATUS
The OAM Main Server is operational and WMS GUI is accessible on a Client.
The SRS is operational.
The DVD-ROM drive must be local on the WMS OAM Client or the Local Software
Delivery Files present on the WMS OAM Client.
ACTIONS

ON THE OAM CLIENT:

1.On the PC OAM Client:


- Open a web browser.
- Connect to the following Web Site: http://hostnameSRS:8080/srm/ (where
hostnameSRS is the hostname of the SRS server).
- Enter the username and password of the WMS OAM Client administrator account.
The following page will be displayed:


Figure 4. SRM GUI

On this first page, it is possible to see the available free space on the SRS server.

2.Check the available free space on the SRS server (see the screen above). The SRS
must have at least 1 GB of free space.

Free space
on the SRS
server
Install
Software
Release...
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If there is not enough free space, see the troubleshooting section to know how to
remove unused software from the SRS.

3.Click Install Software Release... - the following window appears:


Figure 5. SRM install software page

4.Download software to SRS.

There are two types of delivery installation:
(a) CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
(b) Local Software Delivery Files

CD-ROM/DVD-ROM

- Select the option CD-ROM/DVD-ROM for the delivery data input then select the
DVD-ROM drive (Note that on a Windows client all drive roots are listed
alphabetically, with the first item in the list [e.g. A:\] being displayed by default.
So choose the right DVD-ROM drive according to the Client configuration).

- Insert the DVD-ROM into the SRM client DVD-ROM drive and wait for a few seconds.
Then click OK on the window. The data transfer page will be displayed.

Local Software Delivery Files

Note: Supported format file: *.zip, *.tar.Z, *.tar.gz

- Select the option Local Software Delivery Files for the delivery data input
then click Add

- In the popup file choose window, select the compressed files. The selected
files will be added to the file list field.

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Figure 6. SRM install software page for Local Software Delivery Files

- Then click OK on the window. The data transfer page will be displayed.


The status of the data transfer is displayed as follows:


Figure 7. SRM install software data transfer page

- The following message is displayed when the installation completes successfully:


Figure 8. SRM installation successful page

- Installation details and result are also displayed in the monitor window:
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Figure 9. SRM installation details and result

- Close the window above, then eject and remove the DVD-ROM from the DVD-ROM
drive.

WARNING:
For PC Windows XP SP2, if the PC is equipped with a firewall like Cyberarmor or
McAfee, the software download operation can be blocked by the firewall.
As a consequence, immediate stopping the Cyberarmor Profile is recommended.
(Please right click on the Cyberarmor, select menu "Stop Profile" and for McAfee
please contact PC administrator).
TROUBLESHOOTING
1- In case of problem when connecting to http://hostnameSRS:8080/srm/, make sure
that the java.policy file has been properly updated as described the document
referenced in [R1].

2- If there is not enough free space, it is possible to remove old deliveries from SRS
using SRM. To do this, the operator can:
Browse through the deliveries on SRS (from http://hostnameSRS:8080/srm/
page).
Select the unneeded deliveries.
And remove them from the SRS by clicking Delete Selected:


Figure 10. SRM delete software page

WARNING:
Do not remove any software version being used on the network (active or passive).
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FINAL STATUS
The software has been downloaded from DVD-ROM/Local Files to the SRS disk.
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CHECK NODE B ALARMS

PRESENTATION
The purpose of this sheet is to describe how to check Node B active alarms. This sheet can
be executed periodically during the upgrade in order to detect pending alarms, but is
especially aimed at verifying any new alarms that could have been raised just after the
upgrade.
INITIAL STATUS
The OAM Main Server is running and the GUI client is accessible.
ACTIONS
1. To display the alarms:
- Log into WMS GUI and open the corresponding layouts.
- Select the Node Bs on which the alarms must be checked.
- Right-click on the selection and select Show Alarms from the context menu.

The Alarm window will then appear. It allows the operator to investigate the alarms
that could prevent starting the upgrade on the network element.


Figure 11. How to open Alarm window

There should be no outstanding alarms on the Node Bs before and after the
upgrade. If there are some residual alarms, each one must be investigated before
making the decision to proceed with the upgrade.

2. Before the upgrade, using the OSI State Reporting window available in the menu
Fault | Radio Access | OSI State reporting on whole layout, to see the FDDCells
locked, select the RNC parent and note all faulty FDDCells.

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Figure 12. OSI State Reporting window

A faulty FDDCell occurs on a Node B that is not working properly. After the upgrade,
compare the faulty FDDCells list to the one before the upgrade. All extra faulty
FDDCells might be caused by a problem during the Node B upgrade and will need to
be investigated.

WARNING:
All BTSCells locked before an upgrade remained locked after upgrade.

3. Check active calls in progress on Node B or FDDCell to verify overall call processing
executed by Node B(For all Node B upgraded in parallel you check calls at RNC side
and for one Node B upgrade then on its linked FDDCells located at the RNC side as
well.):

- Execute "How to" action P3 To launch the Equipment Monitor
- Select RNC Tab and Dynamic Data lower right tab

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Figure 13. Check calls at RNC side


Figure 14. Check calls on linked FDDCells

FINAL STATUS
Node B alarms and faulty FDDCells have been analysed and noted.
Some Node B upgrades have been postponed if needed.

RNC tab
Dynamic Data tab
RNC tab
Dynamic Data tab
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BACKUP NODE B IN THE OAM DATABASE

PRESENTATION
This sheet describes how to backup the initial OAM data. The backup is performed on a
RNS basis: all the Node Bs present under a given RNC will be backed up.

If the Node Bs to be upgraded are scattered on several RNS, this sheet is to be performed
for each one of these RNS.

The restoration of this data (if needed) will be performed on a Node B by Node B basis.
INITIAL STATUS
The OAM Main Server is running and the GUI is accessible from WMS OAM Client.
ACTIONS
1. If not already done, open a WICL console. To do so perform the following:

- Log into WMS OAM GUI and choose the Configuration | Wireless Internet
Command Language (WICL) menu item.

2. Backup the RNS OAM database:
In the WICL console type:

0 # RNC <RNC user label> DbBackupRNS

3. When the command is complete a message similar to the following is displayed:

DbBackupRNS OK

The backup result was stored at:
dfs:/utran/neBackup/backup.rnc_RNC_333.08_00_00.2011.01.27..13.41.09+0100.17
258.lst

The command generates one .lst file where is stored the .bkp files that will be
used to restore BTSEquipment.
To retrieve the backup file, replace dfs by /opt/nortel/data directory and display
the file under a UNIX console.

For instance:
# cat
/opt/nortel/data/utran/neBackup/backup.rnc_RNC_333.08_00_00.2011.01.27..13.41.09+01
00.17258.lst

dfs:utran/neBackup/RNC-<RNC userlabel>/backup.08_00_00.20110127134124.bkp
dfs:utran/neBackup/BTSEquipment-<BTS userlabel >/backup.07_01_00.20110127134135.bkp

The file used to restore BTS is:
dfs:utran/neBackup/BTSEquipment-<BTS userlabel>/backup.07_01_00.20110127134135.bkp

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FINAL STATUS
The Node Bs data is backed up and available in case a fallback is needed.


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EXPORT NODE B CM XML FILE FROM OAM DATABASE

PRESENTATION
The purpose of this sheet is to describe how to export from the OAM database the Node B
data to be upgraded.

This sheet must be performed once whatever the number of Node B being upgraded.
INITIAL STATUS
The WMS OAM Client GUI is available.
ACTIONS
1. If not already done, log in to the WMS OAM Client.

2. Select all the RNCs managing the Node Bs to be upgraded, right-click on them and
choose the Configuration | CM XML | Export NE Grouping option like this:


Figure 15. Export NE Grouping

3. The following window appears, listing the RNCs to be exported; it allows selection of:
The output directory relative path (from /opt/nortel/data/cmXML/) on the
primary main server. This directory is referred to as <Exported_cmXML_DIR> in
the rest of the procedure.
The CM XML Export file. A single .xcm file will be generated.





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Figure 16. CM XML Export window

Select all the RNCs in the top of the window, enter the target directory, the CM XML
file name, check the Provisioning and the Customer boxes then launch the Export
command by clicking on Export now.

The export progress is displayed in the Command Manager window:


Figure 17. Command Manager

Provisioning
parameter to
check
Target
directory
Target CM
XML file
Customer
parameter to
check
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Once the progress bar reaches 100%, check in the generated report that there is no
error, then close the command manager and CmXML windows.

4. Using a FTP client, transfer the exported CM XML file from the Main server
/opt/nortel/data/cmXML/<Exported_cmXML_DIR> directory to a directory on the PC.

This directory on the PC will be referred as the <Local_directory> in the rest of the
procedure.

FINAL STATUS
A single CM XML file is available in the <Local_directory> directory on the PC.



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UPGRADE THE NODE B CM XML FILE

PRESENTATION
This sheet describes how to upgrade the initial CM XML file. For this purpose the Wireless
Access Upgrade Tool (WAUT) and WCF file are used.

Note: The WAUT tool and WCF file should be in line according to the used OAM release
note.

INITIAL STATUS
The initial CM XML file is available in the <Local_directory> directory on the PC.
ACTIONS
1. If not already done, launch the WAUT.

Important: All the following operations must be executed on a blank network. Save
and exit all opened workorders and start with a new workspace as shown below:


Figure 18. Launch Wireless Access Upgrade Tool

2. Import the initial CM XML file:

- Choose the File | Import and Export menu option:

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Figure 19. Import and export

- Select the Import snapshot option, and then click Next:


Figure 20. Select the Import snapshot option

- Select the Replace initial snapshot and discard existing workorders option,
then click Next:

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Figure 21. Select the Replace initial snapshot and discard existing workorders mode

- Using the Browse button, select the initial CM XML file from the
<Local_directory> directory, then click Next:


Figure 22. Select the initial RNC CM XML file

- Ignore the filter (click next) and then select No, proceed without saving if
nothing is to be saved or Yes, save the workspace if some data is to be saved,
then click Start:

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Figure 23. Save the workspace option

- The window indicating the import progress appears:


Figure 24. Import progress window

Once the progress bar reaches 100% (Done), check in the generated report that
there are no errors, and then close the window.

3. Perform the CM XML file upgrade:

- Click on the Network tab, select the specific Node B that you want to upgrade,
and select the NE Provisioning Upgrade Operation.
- Click on the Network tab, select the Network tree, and select the NE
Provisioning Upgrade Operation. This will upgrade all of the BTSs.


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Figure 25. Select the NE Provisioning Upgrade Operation

- The NE Provisioning Upgrade Operation window appears.


Figure 26. NE Provisioning Upgrade Operation window

The upgraded CM XML file should be generated in the selected output directory.
The full directory is indicated in the WAUT window.

Select the target release (Upgrade to version field): 08_01_00.

Click OK to launch the operation. This will takes a few minutes to complete.
Since the RNCs will already have been upgraded, the output file only has the
upgraded BTS data independent of RNC version.

Ensure the NE Provisioning Upgrade Operation completes without errors. To
close this window, click Close.

1- Click on the
Network tab
3- Click on the NE Provisioning
Upgrade Operation
2- Select the
specific Node-B
2- Select the
Upgrade target
version
1- Output directory
(click Browse to
change)
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In the output directory, WAUT will generate one new file
NonPassportWO_<date>_<time>.xwo.


4. Using a FTP client, transfer from the PC /upgraded directory the upgraded CM XML
file to the /opt/nortel/data/cmXML/<Exported_cmXML_DIR>/upgraded directory on
the Main server.

FINAL STATUS
The CM XML file with the new provisioning is ready to be imported into the OAM database.




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DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE TO NODE B

PRESENTATION
The purpose of this sheet is to describe the download command. This command allows the
user to download the new software to Node Bs.
INITIAL STATUS
The new Node B software to be downloaded is available on SRS.
The WMS GUI Client is available.
Check that no Session is currently active for the Node Bs (See the sheet "How to", action P2
for details on how to open the Sessions Manager).
ACTIONS
1. If not already done, log in to the WMS GUI under administrator user.

2. There are two ways to launch Download wizard:1)From the menu bar, choose
Configuration | Radio Access | Software | Download.2)From network layout right-
click the selected nodes or group ,choose Configuration | Software | Download.

3. The first page introduces the download wizard. Click Next.

Figure 27. Download wizard: Introduction

4. On the Select the Network Element type page, when launch from menu bar, all
kinds of element type can be chosen, select the Node B option and click Next:


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Figure 28. Download wizard: Select the Network Element type(from menu bar)

When Launch from right-click menu, the network element type cant be chosen,
click Next:

Figure 29. Download wizard: Select the Network Element type (from right-click menu)
5. On the Select Software Version to Download page, select the software version from
the list and click Next:


Figure 30. Download wizard: Select Software Version to Download
Note: The NodeB architect type, which this software is applicable to iBTS sub-family, is added in
this window. Existing or new software without a list of applicable Node B architect type (existing or
new ones) will be display in the software selection tree gadget under ALL. Software restricted
will be classified in the tree gadget on a per Node B type basis.

6. On the Select Search Method page, select the Define Search Filters option and
click Next:

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Figure 31. Download wizard: Select Search Method

It is possible to skip the defined filter. In this case, select Browse All Nodes
option and move directly to step 10.

7. On the Set Active Version Filter page, select the current Running release of the
Node Bs to be upgraded, add it to the right-hand pane and click Next:



Figure 32. Download wizard: Set Active Version Filter

8. On the Set RNC filter page, select the RNCs to which the Node Bs to be upgraded
are parented, add them to the right-hand pane and click Next:



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Figure 33. Download wizard: Set RNC filter

9. On the Search Criteria Summary page, click Retrieve:



Figure 34. Download wizard: Search Criteria Summary

10. On the Retrieved Node(s) page, when launch from menu bar the retrieved nodes
are all Node Bs detected in network, select the Node Bs on which the download
operation should be performed, add them to the right-hand pane and click Next:


Figure 35. Download wizard: Retrieved Node(s)

When launch from right-click menu, the retrieved nodes just are the selected Node Bs
in network layout, Following figure shows the selected Node Bs are
BTS_710_1,BTS_710_9. Select the NodeBs on which the download operation should
be performed, add them to the right-hand pane and click Next.
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Figure 36. Download wizard: Retrieved Node(s)
WARNING:
arrows used for selection:
> (moves only selected NEs from available Node(s) panel to Selected Node(s) panel
for SW download)
>> (transfers ALL NEs from Available Node(s) panel to Selected Node(s) panel for SW
download, independent of any selection done in the Available Node(s) panel.


11. On the Download Action Require page, select the Download option and click Next:

Figure 37. Download wizard: Download Action Require

12. On the Node B MIB Modification page, select with new MIB option and click the
Select CM_XML File button. In the popup window, select the CML XML file
(NonPassportWO_<date>_<time>.xwo generated by WAUT) and click Select. Then
click Next to go to the next page:

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Figure 38. Download wizard: Node B MIB Modification

13. On the Search Criteria Summary page, check the summary of the Node Bs on which
the download will be performed:


Figure 39. Download wizard: Search Criteria Summary

Check the selection and click Download to validate it. Otherwise, click Back to
modify the selection.

14. The last page of the wizard shows a success message. Check the box that allows the
Command Manager to be launched automatically and click Finish to exit the wizard.
When launch from right-click menu ,if the selected nodes in network layout are two
or more than two kinds of element type nodes , wizard will show the Next button ,
click Next to the Select the Network Element type page again to download the
next kind of element type nodes you selected.

15. Once the download wizard is closed, the Command Manager appears allowing you to
monitor the download process:

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Figure 40. Download:Command Manager

Note that the Command Manager can also be launched from the Configuration menu
of the GUI.

16. Wait for the end of the download. When the download ends, the status will indicate
Successful for each selected Node B.

WARNING:
No database modification could be executed until software is successfully activated
or upgrade session is aborted from Configuration | Radio Access | Software |
Inventory & Upgrade Session NSP menu.

Note:
An upgrade session encapsulates a series of operations in order to perform a NE
upgrade (RNC or BTS). It includes the software file transferring from OAM to the
network element and the software activation phases.

Pre-semantic WAUT upgraded workorder check and Pre-software download
(optional):

If the user wants to download its software to the Node B in order to prepare its Node
B with new MIB inter release software upgrade, it has the possibility to do it out of
an upgrade session but in a software download maintenance window (due to
database modification freeze during such download) by executing the following steps:

- Execute all the steps of the download wizard with the with new MIB" option and
pre-generated WAUT upgraded workorder for semantic check verification.

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- VERY IMPORTANT: when software download is successfully completed, execute
"Abort upgrade session", Software Download Exit Step.

- At upgrade time, it will have to re-launch again all the listed steps of its download
with the with new MIB" option in order to perform the MIB preparation while
software download will not be performed since the Node B software download is
differential.

Software Download Exit Step:
If the software download has been completed, but the Node B activation of the
downloaded software is no longer required, or if a wrong software load has been
downloaded, the following steps can be used to exit the DOWNLOAD_COMPLETED
state.

From the menu bar of WMS NSP GUI, choose Configuration | Radio Access |
Software | Inventory & Upgrade Session.


Figure 41. How to open Inventory & Upgrade Session

Then select the current running software.


Figure 42. Select the current running software

Select the Node B where the upgrade status is DOWNLOAD_COMPLETED, in the
"Details" lower window. Click on Abort upgrade session.

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Figure 43. Select NE with status DOWNLOAD_COMPLETED

Check Node B status in "Details" lower window changed from
DOWNLOAD_COMPLETED to IDLE.


Figure 44. The inventory after execute Abort upgrade session

TROUBLESHOOTING
In case an error message is encountered, see the Appendix A: Upgrade messages
section (page 54) for the required remedial action. Most of the time, for minor issues
a retry from the beginning of this sheet for the failed Node Bs will be enough to
complete the Node B upgrade.
FINAL STATUS
The download operations have been performed.
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SET THE NODE B MAINTENANCE MODE ON OR OFF
(OPTIONAL)

PRESENTATION
Before proceeding with the upgrade, Node Bs can optionally be set to maintenance mode.
This will indicate to all other users that an important operation is taking place on those
Node Bs.
After the upgrade is complete, Node Bs should be set to normal mode.

NB: When a Node B is in maintenance mode, no alarms are raised on it at GUI level.
INITIAL STATUS
The OAM Main Server is running and the GUI is accessible on the local machine.
ACTIONS
Select the Node Bs, right click and select Set Maintenance Mode On.
To set back to normal mode click on Set Maintenance Mode Off.



Figure 45. Set Maintenance Mode On

FINAL STATUS
Maintenance mode for the Node Bs has been turned on or off.



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ACTIVATE THE SOFTWARE AND THE NEW MIB

PRESENTATION
The sheet describes how to activate both the new MIB and the previously downloaded
software.
INITIAL STATUS
The new Node B software to be activated is downloaded successfully completed on the
Node B.
The WMS GUI Client is available.
ACTIONS
1. If not already done, log in to the WMS GUI under administrator user.

2. There are two ways to launch Activate wizard:1)From the menu bar, choose
Configuration | Radio Access | Software | Activate. 2)From network layout right-
click the selected nodes or group ,choose Configuration | Software | Activate.

3. The first page introduces the activation wizard. Click Next.


Figure 46. Activation wizard: Introduction
4. On the Select the Network Element Type page, when Launch from menu bar, all
kinds of element type can be chosen, select the Node B option and click Next:

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Figure 47. Activation wizard: Select the Network Element type
When launch from right-click menu, the network element type cant be chosen, click
Next:


Figure 48. Activation wizard: Select the Network Element type


5. On the Select Search Method page, choose the Define Search Filters option and
click Next:


Figure 49. Activation wizard: Select Search Method

It is possible to skip the defined filter. In this case, select Browse All Nodes
option and move directly to step 8.


6. On the Set Passive Version Filter page, select the passive version of the Node Bs to
be upgraded, add it to the right-hand pane and click Next:

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Figure 50. Activation wizard: Set Passive Version Filter

7. On the Set RNC filter page, select the RNC where the Node Bs to be upgraded are
connected, add it to the right-hand pane and click Next:


Figure 51. Activation wizard: Set RNC filter

8. On the Search Criteria Summary page, click Retrieve:

Figure 52. Activation wizard: Search Criteria Summary

9. On the Retrieved Node(s) page, when launch from menu bar, the retrieved nodes
are all Node Bs can be activated detected in network. Select the Node Bs on which
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the activate operation should be performed, add them to the right-hand pane and
click Next:



Figure 53. Activation: Retrieved Node(s)
When launch from right-click menu, then the retrieved nodes just are the selected
Node Bs can be activated in network layout . Following figure shows the selected node
is BTSbj_21_1_.

Figure 54. Activation: Retrieved Node(s)
WARNING:
arrows used for selection:
> (moves only selected NEs from available Node(s) panel to Selected Node(s) panel
for SW activation)
>> (transfers ALL NEs from Available Node(s) panel to Selected Node(s) panel for SW
activation, independent of any selection done in the Available Node(s) panel.

10. On the Search Criteria Summary page, consult the summary of the Node Bs on
which the activate operation will be performed:

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Figure 55. Activation wizard: Search Criteria Summary

Check the selection and click Activate now to validate it. Otherwise, click Back to
modify the selection.

11. The last window of the wizard shows a success message. Activate the check box that
allows the Command Manager to be launched automatically and click Finish to exit
the wizard. When launch from right-click menu, if the selected nodes in network
layout are two or more than two kinds of element type nodes, wizard will show the
Next button, click Next to the Select the Network Element type page again to
activate the next kind of element type nodes you selected.

12. Once the activation wizard is closed, the Command Manager will appear, allowing
you to monitor the activation progress:


Figure 56. Activation: Command Manager

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13. Wait for the end of the activation. When the activation ends, the status will indicate
Successful for each selected Network Element. Please note that the Node Bs
restart during the software activation, and when the activation progress indicates
100%, it does not include this Node B restart. Check the WMS GUI layout to monitor
the Node Bs reconnection. Moreover, the Command Manager and the Inventory &
Upgrade Session window must both indicate the completion of the activation.

Note that when the supervision is lost, the critical alarm Loss of supervision is
also generated on the BTSEquipment object.

Note: If the MAINTENANCE flag is set on ON, you cannot see the new alarms rose on
that object, and the blue colour of LOSS OF SUPERVISION is also not seen.

TROUBLESHOOTING
In case an error message is encountered, see Appendix A: Upgrade messages (page 54)
for the required remedial action. Most of the time, for minor issues a retry from the
beginning of this sheet for the failed Node Bs will be enough to complete the Node B
upgrade.

FINAL STATUS
The activation operations have been performed.


Note: Once the upgrade is finished, please dont forget to Check Node B alarms on page
18.

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FALLBACK THE NODE B SOFTWARE

PRESENTATION
This sheet describes how to fallback the Node Bs software. This includes both how to
restore the initial OAM data and how to downgrade the Node Bs to the initial software
before the upgrade.

The restore is performed on a Node B by Node B basis. This sheet is therefore to be
executed once for each Node B to be restored.

Note that a backup of the upgraded configuration is done in case reverse fallback is
needed.
INITIAL STATUS
The OAM Main Server is running and the GUI is accessible from a WMS OAM Client.
ACTIONS
1. Lock the OAM-Node B link (Node B OAM link administrative state = locked). To do this
select all Node Bs, right click, choose Configuration | Set NE's OAM Link
Administrative State, click on "Lock".

2. If not already done, open a WICL console.
From the menu bar, choose Configuration | Wireless Internet Common Language
(WICL).

3. Restore the Node B in the OAM database:
In the WICL console:

0 # BTSEquipment <Node B user label> dbRestore dfs:utran/neBackup/BTSEquipment-
<NodeB user label>/<Backup file name>

Note: The backup file to be used for dbRestore is the one generated before upgrade, see
Backup NodeB in the OAM database sheet.

4. When the command is complete a message similar to the following is displayed:

dbRestore OK, the file used for restoration is dfs:utran/neBackup/BTSEquipment-
BTSM1_512_009/backup.04_02_00.20050706150550.bkp

5. Check if the automatic upgrade flag is enabled on the targeted Node Bs. To do so the
equipment monitor can be used:


Figure 57. Launch Equipment Monitor

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Figure 58. Equipment Monitor window

WICL can also be used to check the flag:

If not already done, open a WICL console and enter the following command:

0 # BTSEquipment <Node B user label> get automaticupgrade

If the automatic upgrade flag it is disabled then enable it:

0 # BTSEquipment <Node B user label> SetOnLine automaticupgrade enabled

Note: a warning "job terminated with warning" may appear after entering the above
command. This warning is not an error, and can be ignored.

6. Unlock the OAM-Node B link (Node B OAM link administrative state = unlocked). See
action 1 above. NB: The link is fully open when the Node B icon in the layout no
longer blue. Wait for the icon to change from blue before proceeding.

7. An upgrade (download + activation) is automatically triggered by the OAM if the
corresponding flag is activated on the target Node B.

To check the status of the upgrade, from the GUI menu bar, choose Configuration |
Radio Access | Software | Inventory & Upgrade Session.

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Figure 59. Inventory & Upgrade Session window

After Node B fallback, MIB rebuild required due to 2 alarms below:
- MIB state: NOT BUILT.
- MIB number received from NE is different from the MIB number stored in the
active view.

FINAL STATUS
The Node B software and data in the OAM database have returned to the version before
the upgrade.





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HOW TO USE THE WAUT UPGRADE REPORT

PRESENTATION
This sheet describes how to use the WAUT upgrade report. This is just example to show the
variant CM object/attribute upgrade cases in CM model.

The WAUT upgrade Report allows users to review the provisioning changes performed
during an upgrade and determine how the migrated values have been determined. In the
figure you can see the following information:


Figure 60. WAUT upgrade report1

Parameter isNmoClass3Allowed - was set as value 'false' in the previous release, is now
set as value 'false' in the new release and the parameter value was set by the WAUT
tool upgrade Wizard
Parameter inMocnActivated - was not present in the previous release and is has been
set to 'false' by the WAUT Template during the upgrade.

However, it is important to note that usually when upgrade from one release to the
next, parameter names can change between the releases. In the figure below,
parameter 'allowed' exists in UA6.0 but has been changed to parameter 'allowedList'
from UA7.1. So when look at the provisioning for 'allowed' the user will see a value in
the previous release but no value being currently set by the Upgrade Wizard. This is an
easy case as both parameters show up together but there are other instances when the
parameter names are not so closely aligned. In this example the user can see that
parameter 'allowedList" has been changed to now contain a two element array, that
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the values are set by the WAUT Template and that the original parameter value has
been preserved.



Figure 61. WAUT upgrade report2


Figure 62. WAUT upgrade report3
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In the example above, creation of the SCCPCH/2 instance was created using a 'Single
Leap' workorder at the time of the upgrade. As a result, the 'Previous version" field
will contain no information regarding the source of the changes.


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APPENDIX A: UPGRADE MESSAGES

Message displayed in
OAM

Meaning

Additional OAM action

Additional information
Software already
running
The requested software is already
running. No need to download. No
need to activate.
No Activation is not necessary; the software
is already active
Software already on
passive FFS.
The requested software is already
downloaded on the NODE B. It is
only necessary to activate this
version.
No The software is already present in the
passive. Only the activation is necessary
Download already in
progress on this BTS
A download is requested by the
OAM while a download is already
on-going on the Node B. OAM
download is refused.
Retry the upgrade. This may occur when a board is plugged
into the rack and must be upgraded. If
the OAM operator decides to download
during the automatic internal upgrade,
such an error is returned to the OAM.
Download already in
progress on this BTS
(same id session)
A download is requested by the
OAM while a download is already
on-going on the Node B. OAM
download is refused.
Retry the upgrade. This may occur when a board is plugged
into the rack and must be upgraded. If
the OAM operator decides a download
during the automatic internal upgrade,
such an error is returned to the OAM.
BTS internal failure This is a Node B internal error. Retry the upgrade. If the
problem persists, call your
next level of support.

Inconsistency between
BTS ID stored in OAM
database and BTS ID.
The Node B serial number sent by
OAM does not match the true Node
B serial number.
Check serial number. Retry a
download with correct
configuration. If the problem
persists, call your next level
of support.
Note: The Node B serial number has
already been exchanged and checked
during first messages exchanged
between OMC and Node B.
The RAM disk of the
BTS is full even after 40
retries.
There is no room in Node B CCM
Ram disk to store the file (already
40 retries done).
Reset the Node B and retry
the upgrade. If the problem
persists, call your next level
of support.
Download process is automatically
aborted.
Note that this error may come from the
fact that a file is too big for the Node B
running version, or the Node B ram disk
already contains too many files. A Node
B reset would clean this disk.
The size of a file to be
transferred has not the
expected size
Incoherence in the software
delivery.
Reset the Node B and retry
the upgrade. If the problem
persists, call your next level
of support.
Incoherence between file size in File0
and size of the downloaded file.
File 0 parsing problem The Node B cannot read the
software delivery.
Reset the Node B and retry
the upgrade. If the problem
persists, call your next level
of support.
The Node B cannot parse the File0.
Either the file is incorrect, or the
downloaded software is incompatible
with the running version. Download
aborted.
FTP Error A FTP error detected during the
download.
Reset the Node B and retry
the upgrade. If the problem
persists, call your next level
of support.

Download Protocol
Error
Error during Download protocol
(number of files incorrect, protocol
error ...)
Reset the Node B and retry
the upgrade. If the problem
persists, call your next level
of support.
This might also be due to a corrupted
DVD-ROM software load.
FFS Error Flash File System error on the Node
B.
No Contact next level support.
ERROR: "Activation
failed"
Activation failed (for example due
to FFS problem)
Reset the Node B and retry
the upgrade. If the problem
persists, call your next level
of support.

ERROR: "Activation
failed: BTS not ready"
Activation failed Reset the Node B and retry
the upgrade. If the problem
persists, call your next level
of support.

Table 6. Upgrade messages

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Document number: NN-20500-149
Document issue: 07.09/EN
Document status: Standard
Product release: OAM08.1
Date: January 2013