You are on page 1of 50

Introduction to Huawei

iManager PRS

www.huawei.com

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Preface

The iManager Performance Report System (PRS) is an


integrated solution for managing the performance reports of
the wireless network. It is applicable to the GSM, CDMA,
WCDMA, WiMAX, TD-SCDMA, and LTE networks. This
system enables multiple users to manage the performance
reports of multiple systems, vendors, and versions, thus
providing a basic supporting platform for monitoring and
analyzing the wireless network performance.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Contents
1.

Product Overview

2.

Functions

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Contents

Product Overview

1.1 Product Features

1.2 Application Scenario

1.3 Network Topology

1.4 Software Architecture

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Product Features
Centralized O&M of the
networks of multiple vendors,
versions, and systems

Advanced modular architecture

Flexible networking
modes

PRS

Flexible and convenient


user operations

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Integrated solution

Powerful routine network monitoring

Application Scenario
The PRS supports the automatic and manual export of reports, thus helping users locate
problems.

Early stage of network


deployment: The PRS
verifies the networking
planning results and
checks the operational
status of the network.

Network optimization
stage: The PRS
analyzes the reports
and verifies the
optimization results.

Network operation
stage: The PRS
performs routine
network monitoring and
periodically generates
reports automatically.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

PRS

File interface
iManager M2000

PRS

PRS Client

EMS of the
third party

Supporting internal
professional performance
reports
onand
NEsmonitoring
Analyzing
network key data
Customizing KPIs and
reports

NodeB
BTS

BSC

GSM

BTS

CBSC

CDMA

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

RNC

WCDMA

Network Topology

The PRS is located in a distributed client/server network and is connected


to the EMSs (Element Management System) of multiple vendors and OSSs.
The following figure shows the position of the PRS in the network:

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Software Architecture (1)

The PRS software architecture consists


of the following parts:

Server software

Report service module: provides system report


services such as report management, scheduled
report management, and KPI management.
Basic management module: provides basic
system management services such as user
management, authority management, log
management, and system management.

Client software

The PRS client provides users with a graphic user


interface (GUI).
The client software provides operation entries for
the functions of the basic management module
and the report service module.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Software Architecture (2)

The PRS report service module is


shown in the following figure. The
PRS client provides the operation
entries for the functions of
performance report analysis
through the GUI.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Contents
1.

Product Overview

2.

Functions

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Contents

Functions

2.2 Object Group Management

2.3 Performance Report Management

2.4 Data Processing of Performance Report

2.5 Scheduled Report Management

2.6 KPI Monitoring

2.7 KPI Management and Analysis

2.8 Administration Tool (Web-based)

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Performance Report Management (1)

Report Type

System reports consist of simple report and combined report.


Custom reports consist of simple report, combined report, DB-based
report, and comparison report.

Comprises one or multiple subreports. The NE type and object


type are unique.

Combined
report

Comprises one or more simple reports that can be of different


NE types and object types.

DB-based
report

Refers to a report that is created after you enter the


customized SQL statements or select a stored procedure.

Comparison
report

Compares multiple KPI values at a specific time during two


time segments and displays in a comparison chart.

Simple report

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Performance Report Management (2)

Method of Storing Aggregation Data

Time dimension

Object dimension

The results of objects can be aggregated from a small time granularity to a large time
granularity in the following ways: raw period hour, hour day, day week, day month
The results can be aggregated by object dimension from a low level to a high level, for
example, from cell to BSC, or from cell to cell group.

Data aggregation is performed by object dimension and then by time


dimension in sequence.

After data is aggregated by both time dimension and object dimension,


the aggregated data is displayed in a two-dimensional cross table
(involving object and time dimensions), and the data aggregated by each
dimension is stored.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Performance Report
Management (3)

Importing and
exporting reports

Viewing/editing
performance report
attributes
Managing
custom
performance
reports

Setting correlated
performance reports

Related
functions
Setting a
performance report
directory

Setting the
correlation between
a performance
report and an Excel
template

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Setting user
permission for a
performance
report

Performance Report Management


Viewing/Editing Performance Report Attributes (1)
Viewing the
attributes of a
performance
report

Comparison
report
Custom simple report
System combined
report
System simple
report
Custom
DB-based report

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

You cannot change the


attributes of a system
report, but can change
the attributes of a
custom report.

Performance Report Management


Viewing/Editing Performance Report Attributes (2)

A custom simple report can be displayed as a chart. Multiple


KPIs and multiple legends can be displayed in one chart.
You can set multiple charts to be displayed in a report.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Performance Report Management


Setting Correlated Performance Reports

Function: You can set


correlation query between
two simple reports of the
same object type or of
different object types that
have aggregation relations.
When you query the
correlated report, the query
conditions are identical with
those of the original report.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

The correlated
report is also
a simple
report.

Performance Report Management


Setting User Permission for a Performance Report

Function: The PRS supports


the function of assigning the
operation permission of a
performance report. The
members in the
Administrators user group or
the user who creates a
report can assign the
operation permission of a
performance report to other
users such as viewing,
modifying, deleting,
drilldown/drillup, correlating,
and scheduled task
management permission.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Performance Report Management


Setting the Correlation Between a Report and an
Excel Template

Function

The PRS supports the function of setting a correlated Excel template


for a performance report. After the setting is successful, the manually
saved or periodically generated performance report is saved in the
format of the correlated Excel template. Thus, you can customize the
display mode of the report result as required by query.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Performance Report Management Setting the


Correlation Between a Report and an Excel
Template (2)

Removing the correlation


with an Excel template
The default Excel template is generated on the
basis of the subreport types of a report. Each
subreport corresponds to a tab page.
Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Performance Report ManagementSetting a


Performance Report Directory
Creating a
directory

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Performance Report Management


Importing and Exporting Reports (1)

Function

The PRS can import or export reports in batches, thus facilitating the
sending of report definition information.

The following report attributes can be exported: basic information


(including the vendor, NE type, object type, and description), KPIs,
filtering conditions, chart information, object dimension, time condition,
and object display attributes.
Report export: The PRS exports the specified report information and
relevant information (such as KPIs) to an .xml file according to a
certain format.
Report import: The PRS parses the exported report files, and then
creates the reports defined in the report files.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Performance Report Management


Importing and Exporting Reports (2)

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Performance Report Management


Managing Custom Performance Reports

Function

Customizing reports is designed to solve the problem that the default


performance reports cannot meet users' requirements. With this function, you
can create the required performance report on the PRS client so that it can be
repeatedly used to query performance data.

Comprises one or multiple subreports. The NE type and object


type are unique.

Combined
report

Comprises one or more simple reports that can be of different


NE types and object types.

DB-based
report

Refers to a report that is created after you enter the


customized SQL statements or select a stored procedure.

Comparison
report

Compares multiple KPI values at a specific time during two


time segments and displays in a comparison chart.

Simple
report

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Data Processing of Performance Report


Main
Functions
Displaying
by
condition

Drillup/
Drilldown

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Filtering

Correlation
query

Data Processing of Performance Report


Filtering

Filtering is classified into TopN filtering


and non-TopN filtering.

Non-TopN
filtering

TopN filtering

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Data Processing of Performance Report


Correlation Query

You can set correlation query between two simple reports of the
same object type or of different object types but the aggregation
relation exists. When you query the related report, the query
conditions are identical with those of the original report.

The PRS provides the


correlated reports that have
the correlation on services or
have the aggregation relation.
You can query the correlated
reports as required.
Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Data Processing of Performance Report


Drillup/Drilldown

After a performance report is


generated, you can perform
further query on the report by
time dimension and object
dimension, for example, to drill
up through the hourly report
based on the daily report or to
drill up through the cell report
based on the BSC report. This
helps you thoroughly analyze
the report contents and locate
problems.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Data Processing of Performance Report


Displaying by Condition

After the display condition of


a performance report is set,
the counter data that meets
the condition is highlighted
in the foreground and
background colors.
Abnormal data is highlighted
through proper setting of
display condition.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Scheduled Report Management (1)

Function

Scheduled generation of a report enables the system to periodically and


automatically generate the report results and save them. The report distribution
system can send the report to a specified email address or FTP server.

Benefits

A report file can be generated on schedule according to the preset time and
period. After the setting, you need not pay attention to the process for
generating the report. The file generated on schedule can be sent to the preset
email address or FTP server. Without using the client, you can obtain the
report data by receiving emails or viewing the file on the FTP server.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Generation and Distribution of Scheduled


Reports
A file is generated on schedule and
sent to a specified email address
or FTP server.

Email

Automatic

iManager PRS

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

FTP

Scheduled Report Management (2)

The execution type is classified


into Periodic and Once.
For a periodic task, you need to set
the execution period and the
number of execution times.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Scheduled Report Management (3)

You can customize the


file name and path for
saving the files
uploaded to the FTP
server. In addition, the
pre-defined macro
expression is
supported.
The maximum
number of files
that can be
saved
on the FTP
server

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Scheduled Report Management (4)


IP address, for example,10.0.0.1
or a domain name, for example, mail.yourdomain.com

Absolute
directory for
saving files
that are
uploaded to
the FTP server.
For example,
/export/home/
.

After the parameter setting is complete, you can


click Test to test the parameters and check that you
can log in to the email-sending server by using the
preset User Name and Password.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

KPI Monitoring (1)

Function

Monitoring the KPI dashboard can update KPI data in real time, display the
health status of KPI data accurately, and display charts of the dashboard. This
helps you directly monitor significant KPI information. You can thoroughly
monitor and analyze the network status by switching the dashboard to the
report involving relevant services.

Benefits

You can directly monitor the health status of KPIs on the KPI dashboard.

With the dashboard and report correlation functions, you can further analyze
the causes of a network problem when it occurs.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

KPI Monitoring (2)

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

KPI Monitoring (3)

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

KPI Monitoring (4)

Setting a correlated performance


report for a monitoring task

While monitoring multiple KPIs, you


can view the correlated
performance report data of a KPI
and locate a problem through
setting the correlated performance
report of a monitoring task.
You can set a correlation between
only a KPI and a performance
report that have the same time
dimension and object dimension.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

KPI Management and Analysis

The key performance indicators (KPIs) are classified into


system KPIs and custom KPIs. The main functions are as
follows:

Viewing KPIs

Filtering KPIs

Customizing KPIs

Analyzing KPIs

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

KPI Management and Analysis


Viewing/Filtering KPIs
Quick
location

The formulas of medium counters


and custom KPIs can be displayed.
Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

KPI Management and Analysis


Customizing KPIs

The PRS
allows you to
customize KPIs
of different
object types.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

KPI Management and Analysis


Importing and Exporting KPIs

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

KPI Management and Analysis Threshold


Management and Divide Zero Rule
Setting the upper and lower
thresholds of KPIs as required

Setting the display mode of a


KPI when it is zero divided

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

KPI Management and Analysis


Analyzing KPIs

The KPI analysis function


enables you to view and locate
problems instantly. You can set
the query conditions in real time
based on the actual situations
and learn the details about the
problems by checking the
generated KPI analysis report.

After the following


conditions are set, the
query result is
obtained.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

PRS Administration Tool - Flexibly


Selecting Counters To Be Extracted

Flexibly setting or deleting KPIs to be extracted

Defining the aggregation mode of extracted KPIs

Supporting the import and export of KPI information in


batches

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

PRS Administration Tool - Logging in to


the Administration Tool

You can log in to the


Administration Tool (AT
directly through the PRS
client.

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

PRS Administration Tool - Customizing


Busy Hour Rule

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

PRS Administration Tool - Data Storage


Duration

The following data can be stored for a long time: Data


of special dates.
By default,
data of this type can
Default
Storagethe
Duration
be stored for 13 months.
Raw-granularity data

Busy hour data and other data of a


Hourly data

Daily data (busy hours)


Data of special dates (hourly/daily)
Weekly data (busy hours)
Monthly data (busy hours)

Copyright 2009 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

7
days
high granularity
30
days
93
days
13
months
53
weeks
13
months

Thank You!
www.huawei.com