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OS8212-54A - NetAct OSS5.x Essentials

Course Number OS8212-54A
Course Title NetAct OSS5.x Essentials
Target Group Personnel who operate and maintain telecom networks using NetAct OSS5
Learning Target The participant is able to:
- describe purpose and usage of the Network Management functions of
- use the NetAct Start to access the NetAct Functional Areas and NetAct
Management Applications.
- describe the NetAct Cluster Hardware and Software deployments and
- use the NetAct Documentation and the Online Applications Help.
- apply the Fault Management principles and Strategies to effectively
monitor the network.
- use the Network Element Health and Fault Management tools to
troubleshoot and solve network problems.
- use the Reporter applications to create simple Reports and KPIs.
- create simple configuration tasks with NetAct configurator tools.
- report the license, software and hardware configurations of the
managed network elements.
In detail the participant is able to:
Introduction to NetAct
- explain the purpose and design goals of NetAct.
- describe in detail level the Network Model for NetAct and the Managed
- explain the concept of regional level management and global level
- list the industry standards that have been used to design NetAct.
- list the range of network technologies supported by NetAct.
- explain the Management functions of NetAct.
- explain the purpose and usage of the different NetAct functionality
- demonstrate how to access NetAct Start Page and how to access the
functionality areas.
- list the new network elements supported by NetAct .
NetAct Architecture
- explain the different architectural components of the NetAct cluster.
- list the typical cluster hardware implementations with their capacity
- describe how scalability is implemented in NetAct.
- describe the software layers present in a NetAct cluster installation.
- list the main software components in NetAct.
- describe the high availability solutions in NetAct.
- list the design principles and main components of the DCN network in
- explain how security is implemented in NetAct.
Desktop Applications
- describe the functionality of the different NetAct desktop tools.
- explain the concepts of network topology and network views.
- use the network views to monitor the alarms in the network.
- use the network views to display the managed objects information and
managed object states.
- start different management applications from the context menu in
network views.
- use desktop applications to browse and search for Managed objects in
the NetAct Database.

- create static and dynamic working sets.
- explain the purpose of the interworking of the different NetAct desktop
- create interworking tasks with different NetAct desktop tools.
NetAct Documentation
- describe the different access options of the NSN Electronic
Documentation (NED)
- identify the different types of NetAct documentation.
- use the different functionalities in Infocenter application to locate
information for different technologies, network elements and tasks.
- use the Nokia Siemens Networks Online Services (NOLS).
- use Nokia Siemens Networks Support Forum in NOLS to get shared
information and videos.
- explain the purpose of the Adaptation and Information Browser.
- use the Adaptation Information Browser to get detailed information on
traffic measurements, counters and parameters for different network
Fault Management with NetAct
- explain the principles of Fault Management and effective Network
Monitoring .
- list the NetAct applications used for alarm monitoring.
- describe the Monitoring data Flow and apply it to the network elements
alarm monitoring.
- use a single user interface to determine the network element health
status in real time and access all necessary data for fast problem
- use the NetAct tools for identifying, prioritizing and solving faults.
- describe the functionality of the Alarm reduction tools available in
- describe the advantages of the Alarm Triggering functionality.
- describe the alarm forwarding functionality.
- describe the northbound interfaces to export alarms to external
- use the FM Reports to generate statistics on network elements alarms.
- explain the Global Monitor and NetAct Advanced Monitor.
Performance Management
- explain the principles of Performance Management with NetAct.
- explain the difference between regional and global reporter.
- explain the basic idea of NetAct Reporting and NetAct Performance
- describe the centralized administration of measurements from NetAct.
- list the Reporter Basic and Application Software.
- describe the reporter applications main functionality.
- describe the reporter admin tools main functionality.
- use Adaptation Information Browser to search Measurement
- create simple reports of the performance data of the network.
Configuration Management
- identify the purpose and usability of a configuration system
- explain the basic concepts involved in the configuration management in
- identify the different types of CM Applications in NetAct.
- describe the functionalities of CM Applications in NetAct.
- explain the general support of NetAct Configurator for Core, Packet
Core and Radio Network Elements.
- describe the northbound interfaces available to export/import
configuration data.
- use the different applications of Configuration Manager to execute
basic configuration tasks in different types of network elements.
Network Administrator

- explain the general purpose of NetAct Network Administrator
- describe the centralized management of licenses from NetAct.
- describe the centralized management of software from NetAct.
- explain the Remote Hardware Management from NetAct.
- explain the Network Element's Remote backup functionality.
- report the licenses of managed network elements.
- report the SW configuration of managed network elements.
Prerequisites Prerequisite courses: none
Knowledge of telecom networks
Contents Introduction to NetAct
- NetAct Operations and Support System
- Network Management for Mobile Networks
- Accessing NetAct - NetAct Start Page
- NetAct Applications - Functional Areas
- Network Elements compatibility
NetAct Architecture
- NetAct Cluster Architecture
- NetAct Hardware Solution
- NetAct Disk Solution
- Software Components in NetAct Cluster
- High Availability in NetAct Cluster
- High Availability in DCN
- Security Solution
Desktop Applications
- NetAct Desktop Tools
- Top Level User Interface
- Network Editor
- Managed Object Browser
- Managed Objects Grouping
- Interworking of Desktop Tools
NetAct Documentation
- NetAct Documentation
- Replacement of NED (NetAct Electronic Documentation)
- Infocenter Operating Documentation
- Accessing NED via Application's help menu
- Accessing Alarm Information from Alarm Applications
- Accessing NED via NOLS
- Download NED Libraries
- Offline NED
- "My Active SW Support" in NOLS
- Adaptation Information Browser (AIB)
Fault Management with NetAct
- Fault Management Principles
- Alarm Monitoring Flow
- Network Element Health View
- Alarm Handling Applications
- Alarm Reduction in NetAct
- Alarm Trigger
- Alarm Forwarding
- Fault Management Reports
- NetAct Advanced Monitor
Performance Management
- Performance Management Principles
- NetAct Reporter
- Administration of Measurements
- Reporting Tools
- Monitoring Network Performance
- Searching Measurement Information by AIB

- Reporter Admin Tool Kit
Configuration Management
- Configuration Management in NetAct
- NetAct Configurator Applications
- NetAct Configurator Basic User Tasks
- CM History
- Command Manager in CM Operation Manager
Network Administrator
- Scope of Network Administrator in OSS5.x
- Centralized License Management
- Centralized Software Management
- Centralized Hardware Inventory
- Network Elements Remote Backup

Duration 2 days
Max number of
Course Type: with or
without practice
PTB=Practical and theoretical course with testbed
Skill level IMD intermediate