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GENEX Probe Operation Guide (LTE)

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GENEX Probe Introduction

GENEX Probe Installation Guide


GENEX Probe License Management

GENEX Probe Project Management


GENEX Probe Test Procedure GENEX Probe View of Test Results GENEX Probe Geographic Display GENEX Probe Data Export

GENEX Probe Data Replay

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GENEX Probe Introduction GENEX Probe Installation Guide GENEX Probe License Management GENEX Probe Project Management GENEX Probe Test Procedure GENEX Probe View of Test Results GENEX Probe Geographic Display GENEX Probe Data Export

GENEX Probe Data Replay

GENEX Probe Introduction


The GENEX Probe, here referred to as Probe, is one of Huawei GENEX series network planning and optimization solution. As the drive test software, the Probe collects and records data and display the data in real time. The data collected by the Probe can be imported to the GENEX Assistant, which is the post-processing software, for analysis. Currently, the Probe has the corresponding version that can work with our LTE terminalTest UE 2.0. The GENEX Probe provides the following functions: Displaying air interface parameters and measurement counters according to the reporting period customized by users Displaying measurement counters geographically, thus exactly presenting network quality Performing test tasks automatically by setting test plans Recording test data and providing references for analyzing network performance and locating network problems Replaying test data and reproducing test view
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Networking Mode

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Precautions to be Taken When installing the GENEX Probe


Before installing the Probe, you need to install the GENEX Shared, which is the public component of Huawei GENEX series network planning and optimization solution. After the installation, you need to apply for the license so that you can use the Probe. Ensure that the Probe version is compatible with the UE version. The interface between the Probe and the UE is changed frequently; thus, incompatible versions may cause unpredictable problems. You are advised to use the Probe version release with the UE. Perform tests on the basis of the projects created in the current version. Otherwise, unpredictable problems may occur.
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Installing the GENEX Shared I


Double click Setup.exe in the GENEX Shared installation folder.

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Installing the GENEX Shared II

The window is displayed for about one to two minutes.

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Installing the GENEX Shared III


Click Next.

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Installing the GENEX Shared IV


Click Yes.

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Installing the GENEX Shared V


The system display the installation progress in a dialog box. Installing the GENEX Share takes one to two minutes.

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Installing the GENEX Shared VI


The installation is complete. Click Finish to exit.

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Installing the Probe I

Double click Setup.exe in the installation folder of the Probe.

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Installing the Probe II

Click Next.

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Installing the Probe III

Select I accept the terms of the license agreement. Click Next.

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Installing the Probe IV


Type the user name and company name and select a user. Click Next.

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Installing the Probe V


Select an installation directory. Click Next.

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Installing the Probe VI


The system displays the installation progress in a dialog box. Installing the Probe takes one to two minutes.

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Installing the Probe VII


The installation is complete. Click Finish.

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GENEX Probe Introduction GENEX Probe Installation Guide GENEX Probe License Management GENEX Probe Project Management

GENEX Probe Test Procedure


GENEX Probe View of Test Results GENEX Probe Geographic Display GENEX Probe Data Export

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Applying for and Importing the License


In the case of no license is available, the Probe displays the following dialog box. Record the ESN in the first red circle and fill in the License Application website. The guide of applying License, please check the attachment.

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Viewing the License Information


Choose Help > License Info.

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GENEX Probe Introduction

GENEX Probe Installation Guide


GENEX Probe License Management

GENEX Probe Project Management


GENEX Probe Test Procedure GENEX Probe View of Test Results GENEX Probe Geographic Display GENEX Probe Data Export

GENEX Probe Data Replay

Main Window of the Probe

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Project Management Adding a Hardware Device


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Choose File > New Project.


Choose Configuration > Hardware Configuration > Hardware Configuration. Click shown in the following figure.

Select a hardware device to be added. The device can be an MS, a GPS, or a scanner.

Note: Currently, the Probe does not support the external scanners, but it supports the scanner function of Huawei Test UEs.

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Project Management MS Configuration I

Select MS in Type. Select the version of the MS in Model.

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Project Management MS Configuration II

In OMAGENT IP, type the IP address of the OMAgent. In UE IP, type the IP address of the UE.
Note: The two IP addresses should be the
same as the IP address of the OMT.

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Project Management GPS Configuration I

Select GPS in Type. Select the GPS model in Model. Currently, only NMEA is available.

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Project Management GPS Configuration II


Generally, remain the default settings except Com Port. If there is a special requirement for Baudrate, which is inconsistent with the default value, type the value required. The setting in Com Port is the port number of the computer where the GPS is connected. You can check the port number in the device manager of Windows.

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Project Management Test Plan Configuration I


Choose Configuration > Test Plan Control. The following test plans are available: Ping FTP Upload FTP Download Http Wait LTE Scanning LTE Cell Searching

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Project Management Test Plan Configuration II


Description of the configuration items of a Ping test plan
Item
IP Packet Size

Description
Refers to the target IP address. Refers to the size of a packet. The packet size can affect the delay of transmitting and receiving a packet. If the size of a Ping packet is defined during the Ping delay test. The defined size is used. If no packet size is defined, the default value is used. Refers to the flag of a fragment test. You can set whether to perform a fragment test.

Value Range
Type a character string such as 10.10.10.1 Unit: byte Value range: 8 to 1024 Default value: 32

Fragment Flag

False: The system does not perform a fragment test. True: The system performs a fragment test. Default value: False Currently, only Test by Count is available. That is, the system controls a test according to how many times it is conducted. Default value: 20

Test Control Mode

Refers to the control mode of a test.

Test Count

Refers to how many times a test is conducted. You can set this item only when you select Test by Count in Test Control Mode. Refers to the interval between two Ping tests.

Test Interval

Unit: second Default value: 50

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Project Management Test Plan Configuration III


Description of the configuration items of an FTP Upload test plan
Item User Password Remote File Description Refers to the user name that is used to visit the FTP server. Value Range Default value: anonymous

Refers to the password of the user that is used visit the FTP server. Refers to the destination directory and file name of the Format: file to be uploaded. ftp://IP address or domain name/file name Refers to the port number of the FTP server. Refers to the local path and file name of the file to be uploaded. Refers to the interval between two FTP Upload tests, that is, the time from the completion of the previous upload to the beginning of the next upload. Refers to how many times an FTP Upload test is conducted. Default value: 21 Type a complete path such as C:\test.dat. Unit: second Default value: 1 Default value: 5

Port Local File Test Interval

Test Count

Disconnection Mode

Refers to the mode of disconnecting the current data connection.

Currently, only Keep Connecting is available. That is, after an upload test is complete, the system remains the connection and conducts the next FTP Upload test after Test Interval passes.

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Project Management Test Plan Configuration IV


Description of the configuration items of an FTP Download test plan
Item User Password Remote File Port Write Local File Description Refers to the user name that is used to visit the FTP server. Value Range Default value: anonymous

Refers to the password of the user that is used to visit the FTP server. Refers to the destination directory and file name of a file to be Format: downloaded. ftp://IP address or domain name/file name Refers to the port number of the FTP server. Determines whether to save the downloaded file. Default value: 21 True: After the download, the system saves the file. False: After the download, the system does not save the file. Default value: False

Local File

Refers to the save path and file name of the file downloaded. Type a complete path such as C:\test.dat. This item is available only when you select True in Write Local File.

Multi Task Count


Test Interval

Refers to the number of download tasks through FTP.

Value range: 1 to 5 Default value: 1

Refers to the interval between two FTP Download tests, that is,Unit: second the time from the completion of the previous download to the Default value: 1 beginning of the next download. Refers to how many times an FTP Download test is conducted.Default value: 10 Refers to the mode of disconnecting the current data connection. Currently, only Keep Connecting is available. That is, after a download test is complete, the system remains the connection and conducts the next FTP Download test after Test Interval passes.

Test Count Disconnection Mode

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Project Management Test Plan Configuration V


Description of the configuration items of an HTTP test plan

Item URL

Description Refers to the IP address of the HTTP server.

Value Range Format: http://IP address

Port
Test Interval

Refers to the port number of the HTTP server.


Default value: 80 Refers to the interval between two HTTP tests, that is, the time from the completion of the previous HTTP test to the beginning of the next HTTP test. Refers to how many times an HTTP test is conducted. Unit: second Default value: 1

Test Count

Default value: 10

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Project Management Test Plan Configuration VII


Description of the configuration items of a Wait test plan

Item Wait Duration

Description

Value Range

Refers to the duration of waiting between two Unit: second tests, that is, the time from the completion of Default value: 5 the previous test to the beginning of the next test.

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Project Management Test Plan Configuration VIII


Description of the configuration items of an LTE Scanning test plan
Item FreqBandSearchType Description Indicates the search type for frequency bands. Value Range The value can be either of the following: All Band: Search in all the frequency bands supported by the UE. Spec Band: Search in a specified frequency band. The default value is All Band. Unit: second The value can be any of the following: 100 300 500 1000 The default value is 1000.

FreqBandSearchDelay(s)

Used to set the period of reporting scanning reports.

Low Band

Indicates the start frequency.

The property is valid only when FreqBandSearchType is set to Spec Band. Its value must be an integer ranging from 0 to 1000. The default value is 32.
The property is valid only when FreqBandSearchType is set to Spec Band. Its value must be an integer ranging from 0 to 1000. The default value is 32.

High Band

Indicates the end frequency.

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Project Management Test Plan Configuration VIIII


Description of the configuration items of an LTE Cell Searching test plan
Item FreqBandSearchType Description Indicates the search type for frequency bands. Value Range The value can be either of the following: All Band: Search in all the frequency bands supported by the UE. Spec Band: Search in a specified frequency band. The default value is All Band. The value can be either of the following: 1.4MHz 3MHz 5MHz 10MHz 15MHz 20MHz If you do not select a value, the six bandwidths are scanned. The property is valid only when FreqBandSearchType is set to Spec Band. Its value must be an integer ranging from 0 to 1000. The default value is 32. High Band Indicates the end frequency. The property is valid only when FreqBandSearchType is set to Spec Band. Its value must be an integer ranging from 0 to 1000. The default value is 32.

BandWidthSet

Indicates the setting of bandwidth.

Low Band

Indicates the start frequency.

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Project Management Save Project


Click on the toolbar in the main window. Type a project name in Name. Open the project by right-clicking the icon of the corresponding project type in the navigation tree and selecting the project from the shortcut menu.

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GENEX Probe Introduction GENEX Probe Installation Guide

GENEX Probe License Management


GENEX Probe Project Management GENEX Probe Test Procedure GENEX Probe View of Test Results GENEX Probe Geographic Display GENEX Probe Data Export

GENEX Probe Data Replay

Test Procedure Connecting to a UE

The first step of a test is to set up the connection with a UE. Click on the toolbar to connect the Probe to a UE. After the test is complete, click on the toolbar to disconnect the Probe from the UE.

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Test Procedure Recording Data

You can start, stop, and pause the recording of test data by clicking the corresponding icons on the toolbar: Starts the recording test data. After clicking this icon, you need to select a save path for the recorded data. You allowed to change the file name. Stops the recording of test data. Pauses the recording of test data.

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Test Procedure Conducting Test Plan


You can start and stop a test by clicking and , respectively, on the toolbar in the main window or on the toolbar in the Test Plan Control window.

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View of Test Results Basic


Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > Basic.

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View of Test Results BLER


Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > BLER.

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View of Test Results Cell Measure


Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > Cell Measure.

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View of Test Results MCS


Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > MCS.

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View of Test Results HARQ


Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > HARQ.

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View of Test Results MIMO


Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > MIMO.

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View of Test Results BandWidth


Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > BandWidth.

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View of Test Results Throughput


Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > Throughput.

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View of Test Results UE Info


Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > UE Info.

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View of Test Results Camp Cell Info


Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > Camp Cell Info.

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View of Test Results Key Event Info

Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > Key Event Info.

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View of Test Results RLC HO Interrupt Time Delay


Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > RLC HO Interrupt Time Delay.

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View of Test Results L3 Message

Choose View > LTE > LTE UE 2.0 > L3 Messages.

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View of Test Results Event List


Choose View > Event List.

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GENEX Probe View of Test Results

GENEX Probe Geographic Display


GENEX Probe Data Export

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Geographic Display Map Import Choose View > Outdoor Map.

Importing a grid map in .bmp or .jpg format Importing an electronic map in .tab or .gst format

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Geographic Display Grid Map Import

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Geographic Display Layer Operation


Each counter that can be displayed geographically can be displayed on a layer or be hidden. To view the information about only one counter, you can hide all the other counters. If some layers are not required, you can remove them from the map.

Add and remove Display and hide

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Geographic Display Layer Label


To display a value next to a dot of a counter, refer to the following figure:

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Geographic Display Engineering Parameter Import I

Choose Configuration > Engineering Parameters Manager.

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Geographic Display Engineering Parameter Import II


From the Select Sheet drop-down list box, select the sheet where engineering parameters are recorded. After the engineering parameters are imported, if the headers in the engineering parameters file are consistent with the headers in the Probe, the Probe automatically matches the headers. If they are inconsistent, you need to match the headers manually. To manually match the headers, perform the following operations:
Double-click the header that does not automatically match, for example, PCI in the figure. In the displayed MAP DIALOG dialog box, select the header that matches PCI.

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Geographic Display Engineering Parameter Import III

The following window displays the engineering parameters after they are imported successfully. You can edit the engineering parameters in this window.

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Geographic Display Result Display


The following conditions must be met for displaying counters geographically:
GPS: The GPS must be connected. Otherwise, the Probe considers the longitude and latitude as 0 by default. In this case, all dots are recorded in the same place. Map: If the map of a specific area is unavailable, the global map provided by the Probe needs to be used. When you enlarge the global map to view this specific area, the background of the map may be displayed as blank. Engineering parameter: Engineering parameters are optional. If engineering parameters are unavailable, you can only view dot information. The dot information, however, cannot be associated with BTS information.

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GENEX Probe Introduction
GENEX Probe Installation Guide GENEX Probe License Management GENEX Probe Project Management GENEX Probe Test Procedure GENEX Probe View of Test Results GENEX Probe Geographic Display GENEX Probe Data Export

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Data Export I
Choose Logfile > Export Data. Select a data format. Generally, Csv is recommended.

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Data Export II
Select the data to be exported in Source. Select Index or Time in Packet Selection to filter the data to be exported. By default, all data is exported.

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Data Export III


Select a device in Device to export data. Select the indicators to be exported in Log. Generally, remain the default settings.

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Data Export IV
Click Start to export data.

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Data Export Data Export V


The system displays the export progress in a dialog box. After the export is complete, click Finish.

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GENEX Probe Introduction GENEX Probe Installation Guide GENEX Probe License Management GENEX Probe Project Management GENEX Probe Test Procedure

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GENEX Probe Geographic Display GENEX Probe Data Export

GENEX Probe Data Replay

Data Replay
Choose Logfile > Open Logfile. Select a data file to be replayed. Click on the toolbar in the main window. During the replay, you can change the speed of the replay.

Select a replay speed.

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