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Table of contents
This document has 44 pages.
Summary of changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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1.4
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Documentation for the LTE System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9


LTE Radio Access Operating Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Flexi Multiradio BTS LTE Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
NetAct Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
EPC Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
HSS Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10

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Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
System Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Functional Area Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Feature Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
BTS and iOMS Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Legal, Safety and Environmental Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
How to find Single RAN documentation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4

Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings, cautions, notes, and tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Font conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Command line conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.1
4.2

Delivery timing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Documentation deliveries in the release development phase . . . . . . . . 20
Documentation deliveries in the release maintenance phase . . . . . . . . 20

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5.1
5.1.1
5.1.1.1
5.1.2
5.2
5.3
5.4

Delivery channels and media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Online services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PIC search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software-embedded documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Documentation delivered on CD-ROM or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Documentation delivered with product hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6.1
6.2
6.2.1
6.2.1.1
6.2.2

Delivery formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nokia Siemens Networks Electronic Documentation (NED) . . . . . . . . .
PDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading PDF files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading a collection of single PDFs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading a full PDF documentation set (ZIP-package) . . . . . . . . . .

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6.3
6.4
6.5

Downloadable PDF package with _startup.pdf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34


Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Microsoft Excel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
On-line help format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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7.1
7.2

Document identification and versioning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38


PDF document identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
NED online content identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

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8.1
8.2

How to give feedback on documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43


Problem reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Giving feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

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Danger, Warning, Caution icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Note - Notice icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Note - General icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Note - Tip icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Old warning convention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Old caution convention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Old note convention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Old tip convention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Product Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Explore Product Information Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Browsing products using the Product Finder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Browsing products using the Product Catalog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Example of Information Center for Flexi BSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Product Information - Reference Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
PIC Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Care in NOLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Table of contents for HTML and for PDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Opening the browseable NED set in the Nokia Siemens Networks portal.
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Information Center format column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
PDF format download check box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
PDF format download dialog box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
ZIP file download . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
_startup.pdf file after ZIP extraction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Adobe Acrobat Reader - Customize Toolbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Adobe Acrobat Reader - Page Navigation Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Adobe Acrobat Reader - Previous View and Next View buttons . . . . . . 36
PDF cover page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Old PDF document identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
New PDF document identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
NED information icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
NED online content identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Feedback button in NOLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
NOLS Support request link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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List of tables
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4

Flexi Multiradio BTS LTE release documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10


Font conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Command line conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Issue numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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Summary of changes
Changes between issues 01B (2012-06-25, RL30) and 02 (2013-01-21, RL40)
How to find Single RAN documentation (2.10)
New section How to find Single RAN documentation has been added.
Giving feedback (8.2)

Figure 33 Feedback button in NOLS has been updated to reflect changes made to
the Nokia Siemens Networks Online Services portal.

Changes between issues 01A (2011-09-21, RL30) and 01B (2012-06-25, RL30)
Figure PDF cover page has been updated.
Changes between issue 01 (2011-06-22, RL30) and 01A (2011-09-21, RL30)
Section Summary of changes has been added.

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Documentation for the LTE System

1 Documentation for the LTE System


This LTE Radio Access documentation set is a publication that contains all operating
documentation necessary for the LTE Radio Access system with primary focus on the
Flexi Multiradio BTS LTE documentation.
The Nokia Siemens Networks LTE/EPC system consists of a radio and core network as
well as a network management system. The radio network part consists of a single
node, the evolved node B (eNB). The core network part consists of the Mobility Management Entity (MME) as well as two gateway functions. In addition, a home subscriber
server is part of the LTE system architecture. The following figure shows the different
document sets that make up the LTE system-wide customer documentation:

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LTE solution documentation

The following sections describe the components of LTE system-wide customer documentation.

1.1

LTE Radio Access Operating Documentation


A set of new feature descriptions is provided at the beginning of a product program to
introduce the content of the new release in detail if deemed necessary.
In the trial phase a document set is provided to introduce the new release and/or the trial
content to the customers. The set provided supports the trial customers and serves as
a reference for planning new software and hardware acquisitions and their impact on the
existing network.
A full set of documentation is provided in the piloting phase, and updated in the volume
delivery phase.

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Flexi Multiradio BTS LTE Documentation


The following table lists the Flexi Multiradio BTS LTE document sets that are published
outside the LTE Radio Access Operating Documentation:

Name of document set Available formats


Nokia Siemens
Networks Flexi Multiradio BTS LTE Release
Documentation

Table 1

PDF

Available from

Description of the document set

Nokia Siemens
Networks extranet:
Care

Release Note and other documents that introduce this network element release .

Flexi Multiradio BTS LTE release documentation

1.3

NetAct Documentation
NetAct operating documentation provides information on the LTE specific issues related
to the Nokia Siemens Networks NetAct. Release documentation for the NetAct is also
delivered.

1.4

EPC Documentation
EPC documentation consists of operating documentation for the Nokia Siemens
Networks Flexi Network Server - MME as well as Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi
Network Gateway (S-GW and P-GW). Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi NS - MME and
Flexi NG release documentation is also delivered.
Operating documentation for the above mentioned network elements is available in the
Nokia Siemens Networks extranet portal.

1.5

HSS Documentation
Documentation related to the IP Multimedia Subystem and CMS-8200 is available in
the Nokia Siemens Networks extranet portal.

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2 Architecture of LTE Radio Access Operating


Documentation
The purpose of this section is user orientation and enabling the reader to find information
in LTE Radio Access operating documentation.
The LTE Radio Access operating documentation set contains operating documents for:

2.1

LTE system
Flexi Multiradio BTS LTE
iOMS

LTE Document List and Guide to LTE Radio Access Operating Documentation
The LTE Document List is the first document in the operating documentation set. It lists
the documents of the operating documentation set by information category including the
document ID, issue number, and PDF filename.The Guide to LTE Radio Access Operating Documentation is the second document in each operating documentation set. Its
purpose is reader orientation.

2.2

Changes
The Changes section will be included in the second release of a system or product.
The purpose of the Changes section is to make the connection between the previous
release and the new release. It introduces the system release briefly by mentioning the
key new features as well as the new hardware.
Delta reports for parameters, counters, alarms, and key indicators are also provided.
Major changes in the documentation content and structure are also explained. New and
removed documents in comparison with the previous release are listed as well, as
modified documents impacting the structure of the set.
The Changes document contains a cumulative listing of all of the LTE features that were
new or removed in earlier releases.

2.3

System Descriptions
System Descriptions provide an overview of the LTE system, including its architecture,
interfaces, and the network management system.

2.4

Functional Area Descriptions


Functional Area Descriptions describe the existing LTE system functionality, upon which
the new features have been built. The information is categorized according to the following areas:

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Feature Descriptions
Feature Descriptions introduce the content of the new release and contain links to
further information on each feature such as the related functional areas, parameters,
alarms, and feature activation instructions.
Feature descriptions from earlier releases are also included for reference.

2.6

BTS and iOMS Descriptions


Descriptive information about each network element, in this case Flexi Multiradio BTS
LTE and iOMS, is also provided. This category provides both product and hardware
descriptions for Flexi Multiradio BTS LTE and iOMS.
Product descriptions contain descriptive information about the product and the functions
that it provides to users. These documents describe the purpose, objective, and features
of the product as well as typical applications, variations, and expansion levels, division
into subsystems and functional units, and the purpose and capability of subsystems and
functional units.
Hardware descriptions describe the HW and embedded SW architecture of the NE and
its sub-systems. The NE HW configuration and different capacity steps are included.
Hardware descriptions provide an overview of the HW products or units used in the NE.
Hardware unit descriptions provide the key technical data of the unit and describe the
mechanical and logical structure and interfaces of the unit.

2.7

Instructions
The 'how to' instructions for carrying out procedures are arranged according to operator
processes, ranging from planning to troubleshooting. Instructions can take various
forms, such as step-by-step procedures, use cases, checklists, or system-level guidelines that provide links to more detailed network level information. The following categories are used:
Plan and Dimension provides network engineering guidelines.
Install and Commission describes the hardware installation procedure from planning the
site and unpacking the delivery to assembly and installation, as well as how to commission the network elements once they have been installed.
Integrate and Configure provides instructions for:

Integrating new equipment to the rest of the network


Configuring the network elements and their interfaces for the first time
Changing and optimizing the configurations as needed

Activate: contains instructions for 'switching on' features when they are taken into use
for the first time. This includes instructions for activating, verifying, and de-activating the
feature.
Maintain Hardware: describes how to perform routine on-site maintenance tasks on
hardware.
Monitor and Measure: combines documents related to monitoring and measuring tasks
under one heading. This section contains instructions for the monitoring of the alarm
flow and the analysis of incoming monitoring data. Measuring guidelines including measuring 'use cases' describe the general principles of how to perform measurements.
Measurement and counter descriptions can also be found in this section.

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Administer: contains instructions for keeping license data up-to-date, taking regular data
backups, and for user access management. Instructions for using element management
applications are available.
Troubleshoot: contains alarm descriptions and instructions on how to recover from an
alarm. Instructions for handling fault situations are included here, for example replacing
faulty hardware and step-by-step troubleshooting instructions based on fault symptoms.
Upgrade: covers instructions for upgrading the system and the network elements, as
well as taking productizations into use.

2.8

Reference
The Reference section contains all of the technical system details that are relevant in
many contexts and are therefore often linked with or referred to from other parts of the
documentation. The following reference data types are included:

2.9

Alarms
Commands
Compatibility
Counters
Key Performance Indicators
Parameters
General Glossary

Legal, Safety and Environmental Information


The Legal, Safety and Environmental Information section contains information on legislation and safety issues such as compliance and copyright statements, and environmental information.

2.10

How to find Single RAN documentation


Documentation related to the Single RAN concept is embedded in various places in the
documentation set either inside existing documents or as stand-alone documents.
Single RAN documentation is included in the following categories:

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Functional Area Descriptions (Operability): RF Sharing Operability
Features:
LTE RAN, RL40, Feature Descriptions and Instructions: LTE612: Synchronization Hub
Feature Descriptions RL20: LTE649: QoS Aware Ethernet Switching and
LTE447: SW support for RF sharing GSM-LTE
Install and Commission: Creating RF Sharing [Radio Access Technology 1] - [Radio
Access Technology 2] Configurations
Integrate and Configure:
Recommended Configurations for SingleRAN Transport Sharing
Backhaul Sharing QoS Guideline
Configuring and Upgrading [Radio Access Technology 1] - [Radio Access Technology 2] RF Sharing

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Conventions

3 Conventions
3.1

Language
All operating documentation is published in English.

3.2

Warnings, cautions, notes, and tips


The conventions of warnings, cautions, notes, and tips are being updated. During the
transition period, there are two overlapping systems in use. Therefore, a mix of old and
new conventions may be found in operating documentation.
New Danger, Warning, and Caution icon
A safety message indicates a dangerous situation where personal injury is possible.
The keywords denote hazard levels with the following meaning:

DANGER! - Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death
or serious (irreversible) personal injury.
WARNING! - Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious (irreversible) personal injury.
CAUTION! - Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate (reversible) personal injury.

Figure 2

Danger, Warning, Caution icon

New Note - Notice


A property damage message indicates a hazard that may result in equipment damage,
data loss, traffic interruption, and so on.

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Note - Notice icon

New Note - General


A note provides important information related to the topic, for example, not obvious
exceptions to a rule or side effects.

Figure 4

Note - General icon

New Note - Tip


A tip provides additional information related to the topic which is not essential in the
context, but given for convenience.

Figure 5

Note - Tip icon

Old Warning
A warning is used to alert the user to precautions needed to protect people. Warnings
concern, for example, information about dangerous voltages or actions that could result
in bodily harm or injury.

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Warnings are marked with the following icon:

Figure 6

Old warning convention

Old Cautions
A caution is used to alert the user to precautions needed to avoid damage to the product
or system, loss of data, or harm to business. Cautions concern, for example, damage
caused by electrostatic discharge or actions that can cause lost traffic.
Cautions are marked with the following icon:

Figure 7

Old caution convention

Old Notes
A note is used to alert the reader to important information on the proper use of the
product, user expectations, error situations, and actions related to these. Notes concern,
for example, unauthorized modifications to the product that might affect Nokia Siemens
Networks liability, items that might be expected within a product delivery but are not
included, and avoidance of errors during operation.
Notes are marked with the following icon:

Figure 8

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Old Tips
Tips provide useful suggestions.
Tips are marked with the following icon:

Figure 9

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Font conventions
The following table contains fonts that are used for certain types of data.

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Description

courier

Courier is used to indicate:

italics

commands and script names


For example: > show which displays platform system information
paths and file names
For example: sample_file.cfg
parameters and values
For example: 3GPP-IMSI
names of processes
For example: gtpdump

Italicized text identifies:

references in PDFs to other information topics


titles or sections of documents
parts of the text that have emphasis

underlined

Underlined text identifies links to other information topics in the NED software
application.

bold

Bold print is used in:

steps in procedures
For example: Enter the name of the access point.
buttons or menu options in a graphical user interface
For example: Save

commands that you need to input.

Bold courier

For example: iclid

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3.4

Command line conventions


The following conventions are used in the UNIX command lines.

Convention

Indication

For layout purposes, long command lines and the lines in file descriptions and
examples, are sometimes split into two or more separate lines. With SQL
clauses, UNIX commands and UNIX file descriptions, a backslash at the end of
a printed line indicates that the command or example continues on the following
line of the document.
For example:
# cat /etc/cmcluster/pkgcomm/control.sh.log \
grep "crontab" more
Do not type the backslash shown in the document when giving a command or
using a line from an example.
With MML commands, everything between the initial Z and the semicolon ( ; )
constitutes a single line. For example:
ZWTP:OMU:AS7_U,<PIU-index>,<track>::X25,<PCM-type>,<PCMnumber>,TSL,0;

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<text in angle brackets>

Variable user input

Conventions

Variable data is written between the < and > characters.


For example: <process_name>
[]

Optional parameters. Indicates that the portion of the command enclosed in


square brackets is optional or not always required.
For example:
ZUSU:<unit>[,<index>];
The example shown above indicates that if you are dealing with several units
of the same type (for example, the BDCUs), it is necessary to specify the index.
With single units (for example, the OMU), the index parameter is not mandatory.

{}

Conditional parameters. Indicates that the portion of the command enclosed in


curly brackets is conditional.
For example:
# cmmodpkg { -e -d } <package>
The example above indicates that you must select either the -e or the -d option
when you enter the command.

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Documentation deliveries are tied to release phases and milestones. The following
section demonstrates the timescale for the delivery of all official documentation in each
release.

4.1

Documentation deliveries in the release development


phase
The term 'pre-release documentation' refers to any document sets that are published
prior to the customer piloting phase. A pre-release documentation set is typically published around the release trial delivery. Earlier pre-release publications are also possible
if judged necessary based on customer needs. Pre-release documentation is usually
issued in draft state, because the information it contains does not always reflect the final
implementation of the software or hardware, nor has the software and hardware been
fully tested by the time of publication. Pre-release documentation deliveries do not
usually include the complete set of operating documentation but consists of a selection
of documents.
The first complete and approved set of operating documentation is issued when the
release is made available for piloting. The final, approved set of operating documentation, including modifications made based on items detected during piloting, is published
when the release is made available for volume delivery.

4.2

Documentation deliveries in the release maintenance


phase
User needs are the main factor in determining the scope and timing of documentation
updates in the maintenance phase. Documentation is updated and delivered as needed
until the product or system reaches the end of its lifecycle.
The delivery of updated documents during maintenance phase is made either:

as a new issue of the full operating documentation set, or


as a documentation change delivery including a selection of updated documents (in
urgent update needs).

In the cases of critical errors and their corrections, a documentation change note can be
published to inform the customer about the error found and the upcoming correction.

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5 Delivery channels and media


There are several delivery channels and media through which documentation is published to customers, depending on the product and the type of documentation required.
This section describes each of these options.
The primary delivery channel is the Nokia Siemens Networks portal.

5.1

Online services
Product Information Center (PIC) is the primary online service channel for delivering
documentation. It is accessible via Nokia Siemens Networks Online Services (NOLS).

5.1.1

Product Information Center


Product Information Center (PIC) is a portal application that provides access to Nokia
Siemens Networks product overviews and technical documentation.

Figure 10

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An introduction to Product Information Center can be found in the Explore Product Information Center section.

Figure 11

Explore Product Information Center

Using Product Information Center


The Product Information link is available in the primary navigation of NOLS portal. Select
the desired product and you will be guided to the Information Center for the product.
Each product in Nokia Siemens Networks portfolio has an Information Center, where the
Overview section introduces the product, and the Documentation section provides
access to detailed technical documentation. It can be browsed online or downloaded as
needed in various formats.
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Product Finder: Search the full Nokia Siemens Networks product portfolio by
browsing by category and sub-category, or search using a keyword or phrase.
Users have the option to select whether Product Finder shows only the products that
their company has purchased from Nokia Siemens Networks (My company products) or all Nokia Siemens Networks products.
The Information Center can be accessed by selecting the product from the list and
clicking Go.
In addition, products can be searched by typing a keyword.

Figure 12

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Product Catalog: By switching to the Product Catalog view, you can browse
products through a categorized product map. Products are listed by categories and
subcategories.
Users have the option to select whether Product Finder shows only the products that
their company has purchased from Nokia Siemens Networks (My company products) or all Nokia Siemens Networks products.
The Information Center can be accessed by clicking the product name.

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Browsing products using the Product Catalog

For example, the Information Center for Flexi BSC looks as follows:

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The Information Center contains the following main features:

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The Overview tab introduces the product and provides the related marketing material. The Overview tab is active by default once you enter the products Information
Center. From this page you find generic information about the product, like: Key
functionality, Key benefits, Product details (if available), a Read more section with
additional information, and Downloadable product/system descriptions and factsheets.
The Documentation tab provides a comprehensive list of the latest documentation
available for the selected product. It begins with the newest first and includes NED
libraries which can be downloaded and installed in the NED software application.
The list can be filtered. Find the documentation set needed as follows:
The list of documents can be sorted by date (default), format, content type,
release and title. Direct links to NED online libraries (when available) are presented with quick link icons.

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The Documentation details page can be accessed by clicking the document title.
It presents additional information of the document or document set, and includes
links to online documents and downloadable content.
Documents can then be browsed online or downloaded as needed in the various
formats available (for example; NED document sets, PDFs, Microsoft Excel
spreadsheets).
Reference Information

Figure 15

Product Information - Reference Information

Section Reference Information is a web interface to a database where users can retrieve
the most up-to-date reference information, that is, Alarm, BTS Fault, Parameter,
Counter, and Key Performance Indicator descriptions. Users can browse these data
type descriptions and export as Excel format. Users are also able to export comparison
data between two releases in Excel format. The availability of these information types in
this web interface varies depending on the product.

5.1.1.1

PIC search
PIC Search is available from the PIC sidebar on the right-hand side of the user interface.

Figure 16

PIC Search

How to Search
Type your search query in the search box and hit Enter or click the Search button.
Search will look for the Product Information Center content which matches your query.
Users have an option to select whether search is targeted to:
1. My company products (predefined list of Nokia Siemens Networks products based
on customer profile), or
2. All Nokia Siemens Networks products

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Search results only contain content to which the user has access.
Search filtering
You can further refine the search results by selecting the following content filters:

Product
Release
Content type
Format

The number of search hits per filtering criteria is displayed in parentheses ( ) after the
filtering values are ranked accordingly. The number of listed filters per each section is
limited to 100. You can combine different filtering values from each section in any order,
and the list of results will be updated accordingly.

Only filter values for which there are search results are displayed.
Search results
Search results are displayed with the following data:

search result link


date
short description with highlighted search keywords
link to referrer page

The number of search results is displayed at the top of the search results list. This
number states the number of documents or document sets that match your query.

One document or document set can contain several hits and therefore the number of
hits displayed for the filtering criteria is usually much higher.
Display options
Use this option to get more or less results per page. 20/50/100 results are available per
page.
Sorting
It is possible to sort by relevance or date. You can sort the list of search results by relevance (default) and date by clicking the corresponding links located above the list of
results.
Quick links
In addition to actual links to search results, dedicated quick link icons are displayed for
NED online document sets and product overview content of a product when applicable.
Quick links provide instant access to browse NED document sets online and help to
quickly spot and access the Information Center of a certain product.
Referrer page links
Referrer page links are displayed below the search result title and description. This link
shows the document or document set location within PIC, and provides access for
example to the Document Details page with additional information about the search
result.
Search tips
It is recommended not to include the following characters in search strings:

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full stop (.)


comma (,)
semicolon (;)
colon (:)
other special characters

Care
Care supports operation and maintenance activities by offering efficient online tools. It
helps you find the latest Software, Change Deliveries, and Hardware related information
quickly and easily. If you need support, you can submit a Help Desk case 24 hours a
day via the online Help Desk Service. The status of submitted cases can be followed in
real time.

Figure 17

Care in NOLS

SW Release Documentation
Software release documentation is delivered through the NOLS Software Delivery
service together with software packages. The Software Delivery service can be found
under the Care section in NOLS.

5.2

Software-embedded documentation
Embedded documentation inside a software application usually means an online help.
Online helps are available for the graphical user interfaces of each software application.

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Documentation delivered on CD-ROM or DVD


Documentation on CD-ROM or DVD can be ordered through the Nokia Siemens
Networks logistics system. Contact your local account team for placing an order in the
system.
An operating documentation CD-ROM or DVD is issued on a need basis when the
release is made available for volume delivery. Updates are available via portal only.

5.4

Documentation delivered with product hardware


Printed versions of quick guides are delivered as part of the base station hardware.

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6.1

Nokia Siemens Networks Electronic Documentation (NED)


NED is a software application for delivering documentation and viewing it in standard
web browsers which can be downloaded from NOLS. The current NED application
version used in all new deliveries is NED 6. NED 6 is backward compatible with NED
5.2, NED 5.3, NED 5.4, and NED 5.5.
In most cases, NED deliveries contain documentation in two formats, namely HTML and
PDF. In the Table of contents view, the content is organized in topics for easy browsing
on the computer display. In the PDF table of contents, the same content is available for
downloading and printing. Content is identical in both formats.

Figure 18

Table of contents for HTML and for PDF

NED deliveries that contain only PDFs can also be used, mainly in the case of prerelease phase documentation. In a PDF-only NED, there is only one Table of contents
view.
For more information on the features and the use of the NED software application, see
the NED user guides and training material in the Nokia Siemens Networks portal under
NED.
NED in the Nokia Siemens Networks portal
The Nokia Siemens Networks portal is the main delivery channel for NED documentation. NED libraries can be browsed on-line or downloaded onto a PC or server.
NED online browsing does not require the installation of the NED software application.
To open browseable NED content, navigate to the document set in question and click
on the Browse online document set link as shown in the following figure:

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Opening the browseable NED set in the Nokia Siemens Networks portal

To download a NED package, the NED software application must be installed on your
computer locally or on a server. This option allows you to download NED files and integrate them with NED documentation sets that have been previously installed.
Instructions for downloading NED packages can be found in the Nokia Siemens
Networks portal on all NED delivery pages. Instructions for installing the NED software
application and the installation package itself can also be found in the Nokia Siemens
Networks portal.

6.2

PDF
Each full NED delivery includes the documentation both in HTML and PDF format. PDFs
are delivered both within the NED software application (See Table of contents for HTML
and for PDF) and as a separate downloadable set of PDF documentation only with
contents equivalent to the NED software application.
Sometimes documents are published as PDFs only; either as a collection of single PDF
documents or a downloadable PDF ZIP-package. The main reasons for mere PDF deliveries are:

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Pre-release or draft content that will later be replaced by an operating documentation set
Number of documents is very small

Downloading PDF files


Download PDF files if you use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view documents. Create a
folder for the PDF files on your local directory or server.

g
6.2.1.1

You cannot install these documents to your local directory or server with the NED
software application.

Downloading a collection of single PDFs


In the Information Center (Example of Long Term Evolution in Figure 20 Information
Center format column), there is a column that shows the format available. Select the title
to see more document details.

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In Document details, check the file in Downloads and click Download selected files.

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PDF format download check box

The File download dialog appears. Save the PDF file to your local directory or server.

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PDF format download dialog box

If you select more than one file when downloading multiple PDF files, the files are automatically zipped into one file for downloading. Click Download selected files and the
documents will be downloaded to a defined location. See Downloading a full PDF documentation set (ZIP-package) for extraction instructions.

6.2.2

Downloading a full PDF documentation set (ZIP-package)


If you select to download a ZIP-package, click Download selected files and the documents will be downloaded to a defined location as a ZIP file.

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ZIP file download

After the download is complete, unzip the ZIP file in your local directory or server.

6.2.2.1

Downloadable PDF package with _startup.pdf


Document sets include a _startup.pdf file. Open it and click the titles in the table of
contents to navigate to the desired PDF file.

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If you do not have the navigation buttons Previous View and Next View available on
your Adobe Reader user interface, it is advisable to add them. This helps you to navigate
back to the document set table of contents once you have opened a document. The
instructions for that below:

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Adobe Acrobat Reader - Customize Toolbars

Figure 26

Adobe Acrobat Reader - Page Navigation Toolbar

Figure 27

Adobe Acrobat Reader - Previous View and Next View buttons

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Paper
Paper is the primary delivery media for quick guides.

6.4

Microsoft Excel
Alarm, counter, BTS fault, and parameter descriptions as well as comparison reports
between releases can be exported as Microsoft Excel format from the Reference Information web interface in PIC. For the time being, parameter comparison reports cannot
be exported in Microsoft Excel format.

6.5

On-line help format


An on-line help is available for the graphical user interface of the element management
applications.

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7 Document identification and versioning


system
For identifying Nokia Siemens Networks operating documentation, documents are
numbered and given a version. Documents that are published in draft status have a draft
label.
The document identification and versioning system is changing and during the transition
period there are two different systems in use.
Identification Numbers and Codes
Identification numbers and codes are used for identifying documents, parts of a document, or entire document sets. The identification numbers and codes are unique, that is,
one number or code is available for one item only.
Version
Issue numbering enables the reader to differentiate between previous and current
versions of documents. The basic rule is that the higher the number the more recent the
copy in question is.

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PDF document identification

LTE Radio Access, Rel RLXX,


Operating Documentation,
Issue XX
Document Set Title
Document Title

Guide to LTE Radio Access Operating


Documentation
DNXXXXXX

Document Number

Issue Number
Issue XX
Approval Date YYY-MM-DD
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Document set
Document sets are identified with their title and issue number.
Each document set is given an issue number that appears as part of the document set
title. Every time a document set is updated and published, the issue number increases.
Operating documentation change deliveries are always connected with the original publication by a version number. For example, a change delivery with the name GSM/EDGE
BSS, Rel. RG10(BSS), Operating Documentation, Issue 01, Document Change
Delivery 1 is issued on top of the GSM/EDGE BSS, Rel. RG10(BSS), Operating Documentation, Issue 01. The update is the first documentation change delivery connected
with this operating documentation set.
Change deliveries are not versioned, because they are never updated.

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DN
The Document Number (DN) is the document identifier. As an example, the document
number DN05189701 consists of two parts, namely the prefix DN, and a running number
which is unique for each document.
Issue
Each document is given an issue number. As a result of the transition period, two
systems are used. The example document in Old PDF document identification has the
issue number 5-3 and uses the old system. The first digit increases once per system or
network element release. The second digit increases every time the document is
updated and published within the system or network release.
The new system uses two digits. The digits increase once per system or network
element release. Once the document is updated within the system or network release,
a letter of the English alphabet is added to indicate the update. See New PDF document
identification. All new and updated documents use the new system.
Old
1-0

01

1-1

01A

1-2

01B

2-0

02

2-1

02A

Table 4

New

Issue numbers

DRAFT is written next to the issue when it is an approved draft document.


Approval Date
The approval date is the date when the document was approved for customer delivery
either in draft (for example, pre-releases) or approved status. The date has the following
format: YYYY-MM-DD.
PDF Footer
PDF document identification data can also be found in the PDF footer beginning on the
second page.

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New PDF document identification

Object ID
Our documentation consists of information units, objects, each of which roughly correlates to one chapter in the PDF. Each object version has its own unique identifier that
you can see in the online view in NED (see NED online content identification) and in the
PDF footer (see New PDF document identification).

7.2

NED online content identification


Each online (HTML) page of NED libraries has its own identification data. It can be found
by clicking on the information icon in the upper left-hand corner of the main frame of
each page (see NED online content identification).

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Object IDs are also used for identifying HTML content.

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8 How to give feedback on documentation


There are several ways in which information can be sent to Nokia Siemens Networks
regarding documentation. This feedback can take the form of faults that have been
found in the documentation itself, or suggestions on how to improve the document. This
section describes each of these methods.

8.1

Problem reporting
Documentation-related problems can be reported either to Nokia Siemens Networks
Customer Contact Centers or through the NOLS Help Desk. In the NOLS Help Desk,
service customers are given direct access to the RESOLVE service request tool where
they can create, follow up, and manage their companys service requests online. Documentation cases are processed according to the same principles as hardware and
software cases.
Submit a problem report through the NOLS Help Desk (with the RESOLVE service
request tool) or to your local Nokia Siemens Networks contact in cases where:

Information is incorrect
Information cannot be found, or is difficult to find
Documents do not open or show correctly, links do not work
Problems with downloading NED software, NED libraries, or PDFs
Information is not detailed enough, is missing, or is inconsistent
Information does not support the use of the product

If possible, include the following details in your report:

8.2

Product and/or system name and release


Document set title and build date
Document title
Document Number (DN)
Issue or edition

Giving feedback
In cases where you would like to ask about documentation or suggest a development
idea but not report your feedback as a fault, there are several channels available for
giving this feedback.
NOLS feedback
Give Feedback and View feedback buttons are located on the right-hand side of the
browser window and are visible on any page regardless of the location in PIC. The
buttons are shown in Figure 33 Feedback button in NOLS. Click on the Give Feedback
button, fill in the feedback form, select service Product Information, and submit the form.

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Feedback button in NOLS

NOLS support
Any feedback related to NOLS or any content that can be found in NOLS can be sent to
NOLS Support (nols.support@nsn.com). Find guiding information and the e-mail
address by following the Support request link (see Figure NOLS Support request link).
The link can be found on each NOLS page in the upper right-hand corner.

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