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ZXWR RNC

Radio Network Controller

Hardware Replacement Guide


Version 3.09.30

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Revision History
Revision No.

Revision Date

Revision Reason

R1.0

20100712

First Edition (V3.09.30.03)

R1.1

20100826

1. Add Hardware replacement background


2. Update the preface, collection of repair information, prerequisite and caution
3. Delete APBE/2 and ICMG

Serial Number: SJ-20100603155704-023

Contents

Preface.............................................................. I
Safety Instruction .............................................1
Safety Instruction........................................................... 1
Safety Signs .................................................................. 1

Hardware Replacement Overview .....................3


Hardware Replacement Background .................................. 3
List of Replaceable Parts .................................................. 3
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front
Board.................................................................... 4
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear
Board.................................................................... 7

Fan Subrack Replacement .................................9


Replacing the Fan Subrack ............................................... 9

Fan Replacement............................................. 13
Replacing Fans ..............................................................13

Dustproof Nets Replacement ........................... 15


Replacing the Dustproof Nets ..........................................15

Front Boards and Rear Boards Replacement ............................................................... 17


List of Replaceable Front Boards and Rear Boards ..............18
Replacing an APBE .........................................................20
Replacing an APBI Board ................................................22
Replacing a CLKG Board .................................................23
Replacing a DTA Board ...................................................24
Replacing a DTB Board ...................................................25
Replacing a DTI Board....................................................26
Replacing an EIPI Board .................................................28
Replacing an ET3A Board ................................................29
Replacing an ET3I Board.................................................30
Replacing a GIPI, GIPI 3 or GIPI4 Board ...........................31

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Replacing a GLI Board ....................................................33


Replacing a GUIM Board .................................................33
Replacing an ICM Board..................................................34
Replacing an IMAB Board................................................35
Replacing a POSI Board ..................................................36
Replacing a PSN Board ...................................................38
Replacing an RCB Board .................................................38
Replacing an RCHB1 or RCHB2 Board ...............................39
Replacing an RCKG1 or RCKG2 Board ...............................41
Replacing an RDTA Board................................................42
Replacing an RDTB Board ...............................................43
Replacing an RGER Board ...............................................44
Replacing an RGIM1 Board..............................................46
Replacing an RGUM1 or RGUM2 Board ..............................47
Replacing an RLIB Board ................................................48
Replacing an RMPB Board ...............................................49
Replacing an ROMB Board...............................................50
Replacing an RSVB Board ...............................................51
Replacing an RUB Board .................................................52
Replacing an RUIM2 or RUIM3 Board ................................53
Replacing an SBCX Board ...............................................54
Replacing an SDTA or SDTA2 Board..................................55
Replacing an SDTB Board ...............................................57
Replacing an SDTI Board ................................................58
Replacing a THUB Board .................................................59
Replacing a UIMC Board .................................................60

Indicators ....................................................... 63
Types...........................................................................63
Statuses.......................................................................63
Common Indicators .......................................................64
ENUM Description ......................................................64
ACT Description.........................................................65
Combination of RUN and ALM ......................................65

Repair Information Instruction ....................... 67


Collection of Repair Information.......................................67
Methods for Judging Faulty Boards ...................................68

Figures ............................................................ 71
Tables ............................................................. 73

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Preface
Manual
Description

Thank you very much for choosing the UMTS wireless access system of ZTE Corporation
The UMTS wireless access system of ZTE is a 3G mobile communication system developed on a basis of the UMTS technology. It
features strong capability in CS and PS service processing and provides diversified services. Compared with GSM, UMTS delivers a
wider range of telecommunication services, including such multimedia services as voice, data, and image transmission, with higher
rate and resource utilization ratio.
ZXWR RNC, a new generation radio network controller in the ZTE
UMTS V3 family, delivers functions of system access control, security mode control, mobility management, and radio resource management and control, etc.
ZXWR RNC provides all the functions defined in the 3GPP
R99/R4/R5/R6/R7 protocol, and offers Iu, Iub, and Iur series
standard interfaces, which enable it to connect with CNs, RNCs,
and Node Bs from different manufacuturers.
Developed on a basis of ZTE all IP unified hardware platform,
ZXWR RNC features a distributed design, separating control plane
and user plane as well as interface and application. It supports
ATM/IP dual protocol stack and can smoothly evolve to full IP
UTRAN.

What is in This
Manual

This manual contains the following chapters:


Chapter

Summary

Chapter 1, Safety
Instruction

Introduces the meaning of the symbols in this


manual and some safety precautions related
to ZXWR RNC hardware replacement.

Chapter 2, Hardware
Replacement
Overview

Introduces the list of replaceable parts and the


general instructions for plugging/unplugging
a board.

Chapter 3, Fan
Subrack Replacement

Introduces the method of replacing the fan


subrack.

Chapter 4, Fan
Replacement

Introduces the method of replacing fans.

Chapter 5, Dustproof
Nets Replacement

Introduces the method of replacing the


dustproof nets.

Chapter 6, Front
Boards and Rear
Boards Replacement

Introduces the method of replacing front


boards and rear boards.

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Summary

Chapter

II

Appendix A, Indicators

Introduces the indicators on board panel.

Appendix B,
Repair Information
Instruction

Introduces the information to be collected


when the faulty boards is sent to ZTE for
repair, and the method for judging faulty
boards.

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Chapter

Safety Instruction
Table of Contents
Safety Instruction............................................................... 1
Safety Signs ...................................................................... 1

Safety Instruction
ZXWR RNC bears high temperatures and high voltages.
trained and qualified personnel can install and maintain it.

Only

Observe safety rules and relevant operating procedures during the


installation, operation and maintenance. Otherwise, it may cause
personal injury or equipment damage. Safety precautions covered
in this manual are only supplementary to local safety regulations.
ZTE CORPORATION assumes no responsibility for consequences
resulting from violation of general specifications for safe operations, or of safety rules for design, production, and use of the
equipment.

Safety Signs
The safety signs are as shown in Table 1.
TABLE 1 SAFETY SIGNS AND CORRESPONDING MEANINGS
Safety Sign

Description

Caution sign

Antistatic sign

Electric shock sign

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Safety Sign

Description

Caution against scald

Caution against microwave

Safety prompts fall into four levels: Danger, warning, caution and
attention. Literal description of the safe prompt is on the right of
the safety sign and detailed description is under the safety sign.
The format is as follows.

Danger:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious personal injuries, or equipment damage or breakdown.

Warning:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in serious injuries, equipment damage or interruption
of major services.

Caution:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in serious injuries, equipment damage or interruption
of some services.

Note:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in injuries, equipment damage or partial interruption
of services.

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Chapter

Hardware Replacement
Overview
Table of Contents
Hardware Replacement Background ......................................
List of Replaceable Parts ......................................................
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front
Board ...............................................................................
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear
Board ...............................................................................

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3
4
7

Hardware Replacement
Background
It is required to replace a piece of hardware when:
1. The hardware is faulty, and needs to be re-configured or upgraded;
2. There is a such command.

List of Replaceable Parts


The following parts of the RNC can be replaced:

Fans

Fan Subrack

Dustproof Net

Front and Rear Boards

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General Instructions for


Plugging/Unplugging a Front
Board
Plugging a Front
Board

1. Unlock the upper and lower extractors of the board, hold them
with both hands, and pull the extractors outwards from the
board panel. Then gently push the board along the upper and
the lower guide rails into corresponding slot of the standard 8U
shelf. Refer to Figure 1.
FIGURE 1 PLUGGING

FRONT BOARD (STEP 1)

2. Slowly push the board until the bayonets of the board's extractors enter into corresponding square slots at the upper and
lower brackets of the standard 8U shelf. Refer to Figure 2.

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FIGURE 2 PLUGGING

FRONT BOARD (STEP 2)

3. After the connectors on the board contact corresponding connectors on the backplane, rotate the upper and lower extractors inwards to push the board to the right position. The "click"
sound indicates that the extractors are locked in the right positions and hooked properly.
4. Use a flathead or phillips screwdriver to fasten the screws on
the upper and lower extractors. Refer to Figure 3.
FIGURE 3 PLUGGING

Unplugging a
board

FRONT BOARD (STEP 4)

1. Use a flathead or phillips screwdriver to loose the captive


screws on the upper and lower extractors, and then press the
Unlock buttons on both extractors to unlock the upper and
lower extractors. Refer to Figure 4.

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FIGURE 4 UNPLUGGING

FRONT BOARD (STEP 1)

2. Hold the upper and lower extractors with both hands and rotate
them outwards to loosen the extractors from corresponding
square slots on the brackets of the shelf. Refer to Figure 5.
FIGURE 5 UNPLUGGING

FRONT BOARD (STEP 2)

3. Slowly pull out the board along the upper and lower guide rails
in the standard 8U shelf, and then carefully detach the board
from the guide rails. Refer to Figure 6.

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FIGURE 6 UNPLUGGING

FRONT BOARD (STEP 3)

Note:
1. When plugging or unplugging a board, rotate or pull the upper
and lower extractors at the same time.
2. When plugging a board, if you fails to push the board into corresponding slot, take out the board first. Check and make sure
that:

The slot for installing the board is consistent with the required one.
The board does not deviate from the guide rails.
The connector pins on the backplane are not bent or damaged.

General Instructions for


Plugging/Unplugging a Rear
Board
The method for plugging/unplugging a rear board is same as that
used for plugging/unplugging a front board.

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Chapter

Fan Subrack
Replacement
Table of Contents
Replacing the Fan Subrack ................................................... 9

Replacing the Fan Subrack


Prerequisite

Impact on System

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for the replacement of the fan subrack.

Notify network management personnel of the replacement plan


because fan-related alarms will occur during the replacement
of the fan subrack.

Replacing the fan subrack does not affect the system if the replacement is completed within 25 minutes.

Caution:
Be sure to complete the replacement of a fan subrack within 25
minutes. Or else, the ventilation and heat dissipation in the cabinet will be affected.
Impact on Service

None

Procedure

Caution:
Wear an antistatic wrist strap before replacing the fan subrack.
1. Find the position of the fan subrack to be replaced by checking
the installation information of the cabinet.
2. Disconnect the power cable and monitoring cable on the rear
of the fan subrack.

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3. Unscrew the fastening screws on the mounting flanges of the


fan subrack from the cabinet, as shown in Figure 7.
FIGURE 7 UNSCREWING

THE

FASTENING SCREWS

4. Pull out the fan subrack from the cabinet, as shown in Figure
8.
FIGURE 8 PULLING OUT

THE

FAN SUBRACK

5. Push in the spare fan subrack horizontally into the cabinet.


6. Use a cross-headed screwdriver to fasten the screws on the
mounting flanges of the fan subrack.

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7. Connect the power cable and monitoring cable to the rear of


the new fan subrack.
8. Check and make sure that the fans in the fan subrack rotates
properly, the run indicator is ON, and the fan-related alarms
disappear.
Postrequisite

1. Close and lock the door of the cabinet.


2. Clear the site.
3. Fill in the maintenance record form.
4. Fill in the hardware repair form.
5. Lock the site before leaving.

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Chapter

Fan Replacement
Table of Contents
Replacing Fans ..................................................................13

Replacing Fans
Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for the replacement of the fans.

Notify network management personnel of the fan replacement


plan because fan-related alarms will occur during the replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

None

Procedure

Caution:
Wear an antistatic wrist strap before replacing the fans.
1. Find the position of the fans to be replaced by checking the
information of related fan subrack in the cabinet.
2. Press the unlock button on the panel of the fan module to be
replaced. The RUN indicator on the panel becomes OFF.
3. Pull out the fan module.
4. Push the new fan module into the fan subrack.
5. Push the fan module into the fan subrack until a "click" sound
is heard, which indicates that the fan module is firmly locked.
6. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator on the panel of
the new fan module blinks at the frequency of 1Hz, the ALM
indicator is OFF, and no fan-related alarm occurs.
Postrequisite

1. Place the detached fan module into an antistatic bag.


2. Close and lock the door of the cabinet.
3. Clear the site.

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4. Fill in the maintenance record form.


5. Fill in the hardware repair form.
6. Lock the site before leaving.

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Chapter

Dustproof Nets
Replacement
Table of Contents
Replacing the Dustproof Nets ..............................................15

Replacing the Dustproof


Nets
Prerequisite
Impact on System

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.


Clean the dustproof nets periodically. Or else, the dust accumulated on the dustproof nets may influence the ventilation and heat
dissipation in the cabinet.
It is recommended to clean the dustproof nets every three months
or every half year according to the actual environment situation in
the equipment room.

Impact on Service

Every half year is recommended for sealed equipment rooms


having air-conditions.

Every three months or shorter period is recommended for


equipment rooms with severe environments.

None

Procedure

Caution:
Wear an antistatic wrist strap before replacing the dustproof nets.
1. Carefully take down the dustproof nets from the front door, the
rear door and the air inlet on the bottom of the cabinet.
2. Clean the dustproof nets with lukewarm water (less than 40).
Then make it dry in the air, or dry it with a clean dry cloth.
3. Mount the dustproof nets on the cabinet.
Postrequisite

1. Close and lock the door of the cabinet.


2. Clear the site.
3. Fill in the maintenance record form.

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4. Lock the site before leaving.

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Chapter

Front Boards and Rear


Boards Replacement
Table of Contents
List of Replaceable Front Boards and Rear Boards ..................18
Replacing an APBE .............................................................20
Replacing an APBI Board ....................................................22
Replacing a CLKG Board .....................................................23
Replacing a DTA Board .......................................................24
Replacing a DTB Board .......................................................25
Replacing a DTI Board........................................................26
Replacing an EIPI Board .....................................................28
Replacing an ET3A Board ....................................................29
Replacing an ET3I Board.....................................................30
Replacing a GIPI, GIPI 3 or GIPI4 Board ...............................31
Replacing a GLI Board ........................................................33
Replacing a GUIM Board .....................................................33
Replacing an ICM Board .....................................................34
Replacing an IMAB Board....................................................35
Replacing a POSI Board......................................................36
Replacing a PSN Board .......................................................38
Replacing an RCB Board .....................................................38
Replacing an RCHB1 or RCHB2 Board ...................................39
Replacing an RCKG1 or RCKG2 Board ...................................41
Replacing an RDTA Board....................................................42
Replacing an RDTB Board ...................................................43
Replacing an RGER Board ...................................................44
Replacing an RGIM1 Board..................................................46
Replacing an RGUM1 or RGUM2 Board ..................................47
Replacing an RLIB Board ....................................................48
Replacing an RMPB Board ...................................................49
Replacing an ROMB Board...................................................50
Replacing an RSVB Board ...................................................51
Replacing an RUB Board .....................................................52
Replacing an RUIM2 or RUIM3 Board ....................................53
Replacing an SBCX Board ...................................................54
Replacing an SDTA or SDTA2 Board......................................55
Replacing an SDTB Board ...................................................57
Replacing an SDTI Board ....................................................58
Replacing a THUB Board .....................................................59
Replacing a UIMC Board .....................................................60

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List of Replaceable Front


Boards and Rear Boards
Table 2 lists the replaceable front boards and rear boards.
TABLE 2 REPLACEABLE FRONT BOARDS

AND

REAR BOARDS

Function
Board

Rear
Board

Function

Type

Supported
Backup
Mode

Recommended Interface

APBE
(APBE/2)

RGIM1

STM-1 access and


ATM processing

Interface
board

No backup,
1:1 backup

Iu/Iur/Iub

APBI

STM-1 access,
IMA and ATM
processing

Interface
board

No backup,
1:1 backup,
1+1 backup

Iu/Iur/Iub

GIPI

RMNIC/RGER

GE access and
OMC-B data
transfer

Interface
board

No backup,
1+1 backup

Iu/Iur/Iub

GIPI3

RGER

GE access and
OMC-B data
transfer

Interface
board

No backup,
1+1 backup

Iu/Iur/Iub

GIPI4

RGER/RGER2

GE access and
OMC-B data
transfer

Interface
board

Load sharing,
1+1 backup

Iu/Iur/Iub

SDTA/
SDTA2

CSTM-1 access,
IMA and ATM
processing

Interface
board

No backup,
1:1 backup,
1+1 backup

Iub

DTA

RDTA

E1/T1 access,
IMA and ATM
processing

Interface
board

No backup,
1+1 backup

Iub

IMAB

IMAB cooperates
with DTB or
SDTB2, providing
complete E1
access and
ATM termination
functions

Interface
board

No backup,
1+1 backup

Iub

DTI

RDTA

E1/T1 access,
HDLC/PPP
processing

Interface
board

No backup,
1+1 backup

Iub

DTB

RDTB

Provide E1 line
interface for the
RNC system

Interface
board

No backup

Iub

EIPI

EIPI cooperates
with DTB or
SDTB2, providing
E1-based IP
access function

Interface
board

No backup,
1+1 backup

Iub

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Function
Board

Rear
Board

Function

Type

Supported
Backup
Mode

Recommended Interface

SDTI

CSTM-1 access,
HDLC/PPP
processing

Interface
board

No backup,
1:1 backup,
1+1 backup

Iub

SDTB

Provide
channalized
STM-1 interfaces
for the RNC
system

Interface
board

No backup,
1:1 backup

Iub

ET3A

RLIB

Support ATM
E3/T3 access

Interface
board

No backup

Iu/Iur/Iub

ET3I

RLIB

Support IP E3/T3
access

Interface
board

No backup

Iu/Iur/Iub

POSI

Support IP
STM-1/4 access

Interface
board

No backup,
1:1 backup

Iu/Iur

RUB

Complete
the protocol
processing on
the user plane in
the RNC system

Processing
board

No backup,
load sharing

N/A

RCB

Complete the
control plane
signaling and/or
IP signaling
processing

Processing
board

No backup,
load sharing,
and 1+1
backup

N/A

ROMB

RMPB

Complete the
global processing
of the system

O&M board

1+1 Backup

N/A

UIMC

RUIM2&RUIM3

Implement 100M
Ethernet switching
function on the
control plane

Switch board

1+1 backup

N/A

GUIM

RGUM1&RGUM2

Implement
100M/1000M
Ethernet switching
and circuit
switching
functions on the
control plane and
the user plane

Switch board

1+1 backup

N/A

THUB

RCHB1&RCHB2

Implement the
convergence
function at the
control plane for
different resource
shelves, and
support TRUNK
function

Switch board

1+1 backup

N/A

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Function
Board

Rear
Board

Function

Type

Supported
Backup
Mode

Recommended Interface

PSN

Implement the
core switching
function on the
primary switching
platform

Switch board

Load sharing

N/A

GLI

Implement GE
line card and QoS
functions

Switch board

Load sharing

N/A

CLKG

RCKG1&RCKG2

Implement the
system clock
function

O&M board

1+1 backup

N/A

ICM

RCKG1&RCKG2

Implement the
functions of
system clock,
GPS information
receiving, and
subscriber
location based
on A-GPS

O&M board

1+1 backup

N/A

ICMG

RCKG1&RCKG2

Implement the
functions of
system clock,
GPS information
receiving, and
subscriber
location based
on A-GPS

O&M board

1+1 backup

N/A

SBCX

RSVB

Provide log
storage and OMM
function

Server board

1+1 backup

N/A

Replacing an APBE
Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If 1:1 backup mode (load sharing) is used for the board to be


replaced, the board replacement may cause service overload
and call drop.

If no backup mode is used, the board replacement will cause


the interruption of all services accessed to the board.

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Note:

If APBE board is used as the interface board of Iu-CS and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
interruption of all services in the CS domain.

If APBE board is used as the interface board of Iu-PS and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
interruption of all services in the PS domain.

If APBE board is used as the interface board of Iub and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
interruption of the services in the base stations related to the
board.

If APBE board is used as the interface board of Iur and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
handover failure or call drop of UE.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Record the mapping relations between all fibers and corresponding interfaces of the board.
2. Unplug all fibers connected to the board, and install dust caps
on unplugged fiber connectors.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect the fibers to corresponding interfaces of the new board
according to the recorded mapping relations.
6. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

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Replacing an APBI Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If the 1+1 backup mode is used, replacing the board does not
affect the services.

1 : If 1:1 backup mode (load sharing) is used for the board to


be replaced, replacing the board may cause service overload
and call drop.

If no backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause the


interruption of all services accessed to the board.

Note:

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If APBI board is used as the interface board of Iu-CS and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
interruption of all services in the CS domain.

If APBI board is used as the interface board of Iu-PS and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
interruption of all services in the PS domain.

If APBI board is used as the interface board of Iub and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
interruption of the services in the base stations related to the
board.

If APBI board is used as the interface board of Iur and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
handover failure or call drop of UE.

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Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Record the mapping relations between all cables and corresponding interfaces of the board.
2. If 1+1 backup mode is used for the board and the board to be
replaced is the active one, switch the board into the standby
state first. If the board is the standby one, proceed to the next
step directly.
3. Disconnect all cables connected to the board.
4. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
5. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
6. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board according to the recorded mapping relations.
7. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
8. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing a CLKG Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

The CLKG board must be configured in the 1+1 backup mode.


Therefore, replacing one CLKG board does not affect the system.

Impact on Service

None

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Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. If the board to be replaced is the active one, switch the board
into the standby state first. If the board is the standby one,
proceed to the next step directly.
2. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
3. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
4. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
5. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing a DTA Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If the 1+1 backup mode is used, replacing the board does not
affect the services.

If no backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause the


interruption of all services accessed to the board.

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Note:

If the DTA board is used as the interface board of Iub and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
interruption of the services in the base stations related to the
board.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Record the mapping relations between all cables and corresponding interfaces of the board.
2. If 1+1 backup mode is used and the board to be replaced is
the active one, switch the board into the standby state first. If
the board is the standby one, proceed to the next step directly.
3. Disconnect all cables connected to the board.
4. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
5. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
6. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board according to the recorded mapping relations.
7. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
8. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing a DTB Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

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The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

All the services accessed to the board are interrupted.

Note:

Replacing the DTB board will cause the interruption of the services in the base stations related to the board if the board is
used as the interface board of Iub and no backup is configured
for it,

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
2. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
3. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
4. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing a DTI Board


Prerequisite

26

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

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Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If the 1+1 backup mode is used, replacing the board does not
affect the services.

If no backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause the


interruption of all services accessed to the board.

Note:

If the DTI board is used as the interface board of Iub and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
interruption of the services in the base stations related to the
board.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Record the mapping relations between all cables and corresponding interfaces of the board.
2. If 1+1 backup mode is used and the board to be replaced is
the active one, switch the board into the standby state first. If
the board is the standby one, proceed to the next step directly.
3. Disconnect all cables connected to the board.
4. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
5. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
6. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board according to the recorded mapping relations.
7. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
8. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

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Replacing an EIPI Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If the 1+1 backup mode is used, replacing the board does not
affect the services.

If no backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause the


interruption of all services accessed to the board.

Note:

If the EIPI board is used as the interface board of Iub and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
interruption of the services in the base stations related to the
board.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Record the mapping relations between all cables and corresponding interfaces of the board.
2. If 1+1 backup mode is used and the board to be replaced is
the active one, switch the board into the standby state first. If
the board is the standby one, proceed to the next step directly.
3. Disconnect all cables connected to the board.
4. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
5. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
6. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board according to the recorded mapping relations.
7. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
8. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.

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Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an ET3A Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

All the services accessed to the board are interrupted.

Note:

If the ET3A board is used as the interface board of Iu-CS and


no backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause
the interruption of all services in the CS domain.

If the ET3A board is used as the interface board of Iu-PS and


no backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause
the interruption of all services in the PS domain.

If the ET3A board is used as the interface board of Iub and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
interruption of the services in the base stations related to the
board.

If the ET3A board is used as the interface board of Iur and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
handover failure or call drop of UE.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
2. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General

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Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then


fix it.
3. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
4. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an ET3I Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

All the services accessed to the board are interrupted.

Note:

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If the ET3I board is used as the interface board of Iu-CS and


no backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause
the interruption of all services in the CS domain.

If the ET3I board is used as the interface board of Iu-PS and


no backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause
the interruption of all services in the PS domain.

If the ET3I board is used as the interface board of Iub and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
interruption of the services in the base stations related to the
board.

If the ET3I board is used as the interface board of Iur and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
handover failure or call drop of UE.

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Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
2. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
3. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
4. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing a GIPI, GIPI 3 or


GIPI4 Board
Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

If the GIPI, GIPI 3 or GIPI4 board is used as the interface board of


the OMM, replacing this board breaks the links between all NodeBs
and the OMM within the scope of the RNC. And as a result, the network element management system fails to manage these NodeBs.

Impact on Service

If the 1+1 backup mode is used, replacing the board does not
affect the services.

If no backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause the


interruption of all services accessed to the board.

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Note:

If the GIPI , GIPI3 or GIPI4 board is used as the processing


board of Iu-CS and no backup is configured for it, replacing
this board will cause the interruption of all services in the CS
domain.

If the GIPI, GIPI 3 or GIPI4 board is used as the processing


board of Iu-PS and no backup is configured for it, replacing
this board will cause the interruption of all services in the PS
domain.

If the GIPI, GIPI 3 or GIPI4 is used as the processing board


of Iub and no backup is configured for it, replacing this board
will cause the interruption of the services in the base stations
related to the board.

If the GIPI, GIPI 3 or GIPI4 board is used as the processing


board of Iur and no backup is configured for it, replacing this
board will cause the handover failure or call drop of UE.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Record the mapping relations between all cables and corresponding interfaces of the board.
2. If 1+1 backup mode is used and the board to be replaced is
the active one, switch the board into the standby state first. If
the board is the standby one, proceed to the next step directly.
3. Disconnect all cables connected to the board.
4. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
5. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
6. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board according to the recorded mapping relations.
7. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
8. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

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Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

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Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing a GLI Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

The load sharing backup mode is used for the GLI board. Replacing
a GLI board may cause traffic overload and call drops of UEs.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
2. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
3. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
4. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing a GUIM Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

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The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

The GUIM board must be configured in the 1+1 backup mode.


Therefore, replacing one GUIM board does not affect the system.

Impact on Service

None

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. If the board to be replaced is the active one, switch the board
into the standby state first. If the board is the standby one,
proceed to the next step directly.
2. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
3. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
4. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
5. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an ICM Board


Prerequisite

34

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

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Impact on System

The ICM board must be configured in the 1+1 backup mode.


Therefore, replacing one ICM board does not affect the system.

Impact on Service

None

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. If the board to be replaced is the active one, switch the board
into the standby state first. If the board is the standby one,
proceed to the next step directly.
2. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
3. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
4. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
5. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an IMAB Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If the 1+1 backup mode is used, replacing the board does not
affect the services.

If no backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause the


interruption of all services accessed to the board.

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Note:

If the IMAB board is used as the processing board of Iub and


no backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause
the interruption of the services in the base stations related to
the board.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. If 1+1 backup mode is used and the board to be replaced is
the active one, switch the board into the standby state first. If
the board is the standby one, proceed to the next step directly.
2. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
3. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
4. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
5. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing a POSI Board


Prerequisite

Impact on System

36

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

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Impact on Service

If 1:1 backup mode (load sharing) is used for the board to be


replaced, replacing the board may cause service overload and
call drop.

If no backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause the


interruption of all services accessed to the board.

Note:

If the POSI board is used as the interface board of Iu-CS and


no backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause
the interruption of all services in the CS domain.

If the POSI board is used as the interface board of Iu-PS and


no backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause
the interruption of all services in the PS domain.

If the POSI board is used as the interface board of Iur and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
handover failure or call drop of UE.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Record the mapping relations between all fibers and corresponding interfaces of the board.
2. Unplug all fibers connected to the board, and install dust caps
on unplugged fiber connectors.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board according to the recorded mapping relations.
6. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

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Replacing a PSN Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

The load sharing backup mode is used for the PSN board. Replacing a PSN board may cause traffic overload and call drops of UEs.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
2. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
3. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
4. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an RCB Board


Prerequisite

38

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

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Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If 1+1 backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause


short interruption of the services accessed to the board.

If no backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause the


interruption of all services accessed to the board.

Note:

The RCB board is a processing board used at the control plane


in a radio network. Replacing an RCB board will cause a largescale service interruption if no backup is configured for it.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. If 1+1 backup mode is used for the board, switch the state of
the CPU(s) of the board on the background and make sure that
both CPUs of the board are in standby state.
2. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
3. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
4. Wait for two minutes and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks at
the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
5. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an RCHB1 or
RCHB2 Board
Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

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All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

The front board THUB corresponding to the RCHB1 or RCHB2 board


must be configured in the 1+1 backup mode. Therefore, replacing
an RCHB1 or RCHB2 board does not affect the system.

Impact on Service

None

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Check the front board corresponding to the RCHB1 or RCHB2
board. If the front board is configured in the 1+1 backup mode
and it is the active one, then switch the state of the front board
to standby.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the RCHB1 or RCHB2 board.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board.
6. Wait for one minute. Then check whether the alarm of board
dismounted disappears on corresponding slot on the network
element management system. The board replacement is successfully completed if the alarm disappears.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

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Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

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Replacing an RCKG1 or
RCKG2 Board
Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

The front board (CLKG, ICM, or ICMG) corresponding to the RCKG1


or RCKG2 board must be configured in the 1+1 backup mode.
Therefore, replacing an RCKG1 or RCKG2 board does not affect
the system.

Impact on Service

None

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Check the front board corresponding to the RCKG1 or RCKG2
board. If the front board is configured in the 1+1 backup mode
and it is the active one, then switch the state of the front board
to standby.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the RCKG1 or RCKG2 board.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board.
6. Wait for one minute. Then check whether the alarm of board
dismounted disappears on corresponding slot on the network
element management system. The board replacement is successfully completed if the alarm disappears.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

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Replacing an RDTA Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If the front board corresponding to the RDTA board is configured in the 1+1 backup mode, replacing the RDTA board does
not affect the services.

If no backup mode is used for the front board corresponding


to the RDTA board, replacing the RDTA board will cause the
interruption of all services accessed to the board.

Note:

If the front board corresponding to the RDTA board is used as


the electrical Ethernet interface board of Iub and no backup
is configured for the front board, replacing this RDTA board
will cause the interruption of the services in the base stations
related to it.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Check the front board corresponding to the RDTA board. If the
front board is configured in the 1+1 backup mode and it is the
active one, then switch the state of the front board to standby.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the RDTA board.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board.
6. Wait for one minute. Then check whether the alarm of board
dismounted disappears on corresponding slot on the network
element management system. The board replacement is successfully completed if the alarm disappears.

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7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an RDTB Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If the front board corresponding to the RDTB board is configured in the 1+1 backup mode, replacing the RDTB board does
not affect the services.

If no backup mode is used for the front board corresponding


to the RDTB board, replacing the RDTB board will cause the
interruption of all services accessed to the board.

Note:

If the front board corresponding to the RDTB board is used as


the electrical Ethernet interface board of Iub and no backup
is configured for the front board, replacing this RDTB board
will cause the interruption of the services in the base stations
related to it.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Check the front board corresponding to the RDTB board. If the
front board is configured in the 1+1 backup mode and it is the
active one, then switch the state of the front board to standby.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the RDTB board.

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3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section


General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board.
6. Wait for one minute. Then check whether the alarm of board
dismounted disappears on corresponding slot on the network
element management system. The board replacement is successfully completed if the alarm disappears.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an RGER Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

If no backup is configured for the front board (GIPI or GIPI3) corresponding to the RGER board and the GIPI or GIPI3 board is used
as the interface board for operation and maintenance of NodeBs,
replacing the RGER board will cause the complete interruption of
links between the NodeBs and the OMM. And as a result, the network element management fails to manage the NodeBs.

Impact on Service

If the front board (GIPI or GIPI3) corresponding to the RGER


board is configured in the 1+1 backup mode, replacing the
RGER board does not affect the services.

If no backup mode is used for the front board (GIPI or GIPI3)


corresponding to the RGER board, replacing the RGER board
will cause the interruption of all services accessed to the board.

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Note:

If the front board corresponding to the RGER board is used as


the electrical Ethernet interface board of Iu-CS and no backup
is configured for the front board, replacing the RGER board will
cause the interruption of all services in the CS domain.

If the front board corresponding to the RGER board is used as


the electrical Ethernet interface board of Iu-PS and no backup
is configured for the front board, replacing the RGER board will
cause the interruption of all services in the PS domain.

If the front board corresponding to the RGER board is used as


the electrical Ethernet interface board of Iub and no backup
is configured for the front board, replacing the RGER board
will cause the interruption of the services in the base stations
related to it.

If the front board corresponding to the RGER board is used as


the electrical Ethernet interface board of Iur and no backup is
configured for the front board, replacing the RGER board will
cause the handover failure or call drop of UE.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Check the front board (GIPI or GIPI3) corresponding to the
RGER board. If the front board is configured in the 1+1 backup
mode and it is the active one, then switch the state of the front
board to standby.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the RGER board.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board.
6. Wait for one minute. Then check whether the alarm of board
dismounted disappears on corresponding slot on the network
element management system. The board replacement is successfully completed if the alarm disappears.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

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Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an RGIM1 Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

None

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Check the front board corresponding to the RGIM1 board. If
the front board is the active one, then switch the state of the
front board to standby.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the board.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board.
6. Wait for one minute. Then check whether the alarm of board
dismounted disappears on corresponding slot on the network
element management system. The board replacement is successfully completed if the alarm disappears.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

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Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

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Replacing an RGUM1 or
RGUM2 Board
Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

The front board GUIM corresponding to the RGUM1 or RGUM2


board must be configured in the 1+1 backup mode. Therefore,
replacing an RGUM1 or RGUM2 board does not affect the system.

Impact on Service

None

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Check the front board corresponding to the RGUM1 or RGUM2
board. If the front board is configured in the 1+1 backup mode
and it is the active one, then switch the state of the front board
to standby.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the RGUM1 or RGUM2
board.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board.
6. Wait for one minute. Then check whether the alarm of board
dismounted disappears on corresponding slot on the network
element management system. The board replacement is successfully completed if the alarm disappears.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

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Replacing an RLIB Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If the front board corresponding to the RLIB board is configured


in the 1+1 backup mode, replacing the RLIB board does not
affect the services.

If the front panel corresponding to the RLIB board is configured


in the 1: 1 backup mode, replacing the RLIB board may cause
service overload and call drop.

If no backup mode is used for the front board corresponding


to the RLIB board, replacing the RLIB board will cause the interruption of all services accessed to the board.

Note:

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If the front board corresponding to the RLIB board is used as


the interface board of Iu-CS and no backup is configured for
the front board, replacing the RLIB board will cause the interruption of all services in the CS domain.

If the front board corresponding to the RLIB board is used as


the interface board of Iu-PS and no backup is configured for
the front board, replacing the RLIB board will cause the interruption of all services in the PS domain.

If the front panel corresponding to the RLIB board is used as


the interface board of Iub and no backup is configured for the
front board, replacing the RLIB board will cause the interruption of the services in the base stations related to the board.

If the front panel corresponding to the RLIB board is used as


the interface board of Iur and no backup is configured for the
front board, replacing the RLIB board will cause the handover
failure or call drop of UE.

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Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Check the front board corresponding to the RLIB board. If the
front board is configured in the 1+1 backup mode and it is the
active one, then switch the state of the front board to standby.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the RLIB board.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board.
6. Wait for one minute. Then check whether the alarm of board
dismounted disappears on corresponding slot on the network
element management system. The board replacement is successfully completed if the alarm disappears.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an RMPB Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

The front board ROMB corresponding to the RMPB board must be


configured in the 1+1 backup mode. Therefore, replacing an RMPB
board does not affect the system.

Impact on Service

None

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Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Check the front board corresponding to the RMPB board. If the
front board is the active one, then switch the state of the front
board to standby.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the RMPB board.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board.
6. Wait for one minute. Then check whether the alarm of board
dismounted disappears on corresponding slot on the network
element management system. The board replacement is successfully completed if the alarm disappears.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an ROMB Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

The ROMB board must be configured in the 1+1 backup mode.


Therefore, replacing one ROMB board does not affect the system.

Impact on Service

None

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Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. If 1+1 backup mode is used for the board, switch the state of
the CPU(s) of the board on the background and make sure that
both CPUs of the board are in standby state.
2. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
3. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
4. Wait for five minutes and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks at
the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
5. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an RSVB Board


Prerequisite

Impact on System

Impact on Service

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

If the front board SBCX corresponding to the RSVB board is


used as the OMM server and it is configured in the 1+1 backup
mode, replacing the RSVB board does not affect the system.

If the front board SBCX corresponding to the RSVB board is


used as the OMM server but no backup is configured for it,
replacing the RSVB board will cause the interruption of links
to the OMM. And as a result, the network element management system fails to operate and maintain the RNC and related
NodeBs.

None

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Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Check the front board corresponding to the RSVB board. If the
front board is configured in the 1+1 backup mode and it is the
active one, then switch the state of the front board to standby.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the RSVB board.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board.
6. Wait for one minute. Then check whether the alarm of board
dismounted disappears on corresponding slot on the network
element management system. The board replacement is successfully completed if the alarm disappears.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an RUB Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If load sharing backup mode is used for the RUB board, replacing the board may cause service overload and call drop.

If no backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause the


interruption of all services accessed to the board.

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Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
2. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
3. Wait for five minutes and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks at
the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
4. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an RUIM2 or
RUIM3 Board
Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

The front board UIMC corresponding to the RUIM2 or RUIM3 board


must be configured in the 1+1 backup mode. Therefore, replacing
an RUIM2 or RUIM3 board does not affect the system.

Impact on Service

None

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.

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1. Check the front board corresponding to the RUIM2 or RUIM3


board. If the front board is the active one, then switch the
state of the front board to standby.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the RUIM2 or RUIM3 board.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Rear Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board.
6. Wait for one minute. Then check whether the alarm of board
dismounted disappears on corresponding slot on the network
element management system. The board replacement is successfully completed if the alarm disappears.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an SBCX Board


Prerequisite

Impact on System

Impact on Service

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The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

If the SBCX board is used as the OMM server and it is configured in the 1+1 backup mode, replacing the SBCX board does
not affect the system.

If the SBCX board is used as the OMM server but no backup


is configured for it, the network element management system
will fails to operate and maintain the RNC system.

If the SBCX board is used as the RNC Log Service server but
no backup is configured for it, the log service will fails.

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Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. If 1+1 backup mode is used and the board to be replaced is
the active one, switch the board into the standby state first. If
the board is the standby one, proceed to the next step directly.
2. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
3. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
4. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
5. If no backup is configured for the replaced SBCX board, then
restart the new SBCX board.
6. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an SDTA or
SDTA2 Board
Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If the 1+1 backup mode is used, replacing the board does not
affect the services.

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If 1:1 backup mode (load sharing) is used for the board to be


replaced, replacing the board may cause service overload and
call drop.

If no backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause the


interruption of all services accessed to the board.

Note:

If the SDTA or SDTA2 board is used as the interface board of


Iub and no backup is configured for it, replacing this board
will cause the interruption of the services in the base stations
related to the board.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Record the mapping relations between all cables and corresponding interfaces of the board.
2. If 1+1 backup mode is used and the board to be replaced is
the active one, switch the board into the standby state first. If
the board is the standby one, proceed to the next step directly.
3. Disconnect all cables connected to the board.
4. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
5. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
6. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board.
7. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
8. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

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Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

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Replacing an SDTB Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If 1:1 backup mode (load sharing) is used for the board to be


replaced, replacing the board may cause service overload and
call drop.

If no backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause the


interruption of all services accessed to the board.

Note:

If the SDTB board is used as the interface board of Iub and no


backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause the
interruption of the services in the base stations related to the
board.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Record the mapping relations between all fibers and corresponding interfaces of the board.
2. Unplug all fibers connected to the board, and install dust caps
on unplugged fiber connectors.
3. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
4. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
5. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board according to the recorded mapping relations.
6. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
7. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.

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Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing an SDTI Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

None

Impact on Service

If the 1+1 backup mode is used, replacing the board does not
affect the services.

If 1:1 backup mode (load sharing) is used for the board to be


replaced, replacing the board may cause service overload and
call drop.

If no backup mode is used, replacing the board will cause the


interruption of all services accessed to the board.

Note:

If the SDTI board is used as the interface board of Iub and


no backup is configured for it, replacing this board will cause
the complete interruption of the services in the base stations
related to the board.

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. Record the mapping relations between all cables and corresponding interfaces of the board.
2. If 1+1 backup mode is used and the board to be replaced is
the active one, switch the board into the standby state first. If
the board is the standby one, proceed to the next step directly.
3. Disconnect all cables connected to the board.
4. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.

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5. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
6. Connect all the cables to corresponding interfaces of the new
board according to the recorded mapping relations.
7. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
8. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing a THUB Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

The THUB board must be configured in the 1+1 backup mode.


Therefore, replacing one THUB board does not affect the system.

Impact on Service

None

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. If the board to be replaced is the active one, switch the board
into the standby state first. If the board is the standby one,
proceed to the next step directly.
2. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
3. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.

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4. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
5. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.
Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

Replacing a UIMC Board


Prerequisite

The spare part is available on site.

All necessary tools are available on site.

The site key is available.

The antistatic wrist strap is available.

Read through the Safety Instructions carefully.

Take the work order for board replacement.

Impact on System

The UIMC board must be configured in the 1+1 backup mode.


Therefore, replacing one UIMC board does not affect the system.

Impact on Service

None

Procedure

Caution:
Wire the antistatic wrist strap before replacing the board.
1. If the board to be replaced is the active one, switch the board
into the standby state first. If the board is the standby one,
proceed to the next step directly.
2. Unplug the board following the instructions given in the section
General Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board,
and then place the board in an antistatic bag for storage.
3. Take out the new board from its antistatic bag, plug it into
the slot following the instructions given in the section General
Instructions for Plugging/Unplugging a Front Board, and then
fix it.
4. Wait for one minute and observe the running status of the
board. Check and make sure that the RUN indicator blinks
at the frequency of 1Hz and the ALM indicator is OFF.
5. Notify network management personnel of the board replacement plan because large amounts of alarms will occur during
the replacement.

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Postrequisite

Close and lock the door of the cabinet.

Clear the site.

Fill in the maintenance record form.

Fill in the hardware repair form.

Lock the site before leaving.

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Indicators
Table of Contents
Types...............................................................................63
Statuses...........................................................................63
Common Indicators ...........................................................64

Types
In ZXWR RNC, the LED indicators on the board panel fall into the
following two types.
1. Common LED indicators
The common LED indicators exist on most boards, including:

ENUM

RUN

ALM

ACT

2. Special LED indicators


Except for the common LED indicators, different boards have
their special LED indicators.

Statuses
The statuses of LED indicators on the board panel are as shown in
Table 3.

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TABLE 3 STATUS OF LED INDICATOR ON BOARD PANEL


Type

Status

Description

Constantly ON

The LED indicator is


constantly ON at a
specific status.

Constantly OFF

The LED indicator is


constantly OFF at a
specific status.

Flashing at 5 Hz

The period is 0.2


second and the vacant
period ratio is 50%:
ON for 0.1 second and
OFF for 0.1 second.

Flashing at 2 Hz

The period is 0.5


second and the vacant
period ratio is 50%:
ON for 0.25 second
and OFF for 0.25
second.

Flashing at 1 Hz

The period is 1 second


and the vacant period
ratio is 50%: ON for
0.5 second and OFF
for 0.5 second.

Flashing at 0.25 Hz

The period is 2
seconds and the
vacant period ratio is
50%: ON for 1 second
and OFF for 1 second.

Common Indicators
ENUM Description
ENUM is independent of other LED indicators on the board panel.
It indicates the board status related to the tact switch, as shown
in Table 4.
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Status Name

ENUM Status

Description

Tact switch ON

Constantly ON

The board is not in


position or the version
is not downloaded

Tact switch alarm

Flashing at 5 Hz

The tact switch is ON


when the board is
running. The system
gives the alarm.

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Status Name

ENUM Status

Description

Pluggable

Flashing at 1 Hz

The tact switch is ON


when the board is
running. The board
is the slave board
or is giving out the
resources, so it is
pluggable.

Tact switch normal

Constantly OFF

The tact switch of the


board is normal.

ACT Description
ACT indicates the M/S status of the board.
The master board is not backed up by default. The description of
ACT is as shown in Table 5.
TABLE 5 ACT LED INDICATOR
Status Name

ACT Status

Description

Master board

Constantly ON

The board is the


master board
currently.

Slave board

Constantly OFF

The board is the slave


board currently.

Combination of RUN and ALM


RUN and ALM are on all boards. The description of their combination is as shown in Table 6.
TABLE 6 COMBINATION OF RUN AND ALM LED INDICATORS
Status Name

RUN Status

ALM Status

Description

Normal running

Flashing at 1 Hz

Constantly OFF

The board
is running
normally.

Flashing at 5 Hz

Constantly OFF

The version
is being
downloaded.

Flashing at 1 Hz

Flashing at 5 Hz

The version
download fails,
the board is
disaccordant
with the
configurations,
or the version

Version
download

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Status Name

RUN Status

ALM Status

Description
can not be
downloaded.

Constantly ON

Constantly OFF

DEBUG version
indicates
that VxWorks
succeeds to be
downloaded,
waiting to
download and
run the version.
RELEASE
version
indicates that
the version
succeeds to
be downloaded
and is being
started.

Self-check
failure

Constantly OFF

Flashing at 5 Hz

The board
self-check fails.

Constantly OFF

Flashing at 2 Hz

The Operating
Support System
startup fails.

Flashing at 5 Hz

Flashing at 5 Hz

Obtaining logic
address fails

Flashing at 5 Hz

Flashing at 2 Hz

The basic
process
power-on fails
or times out.

Flashing at 5 Hz

Flashing at 1 Hz

The initialized
core data
district

Flashing at 2 Hz

Flashing at 5 Hz

The version
does not match
the hardware
and the
configurations.

Flashing at 2 Hz

Flashing at 2 Hz

The medium
plane
communication
disconnects.

Flashing at 2 Hz

Flashing at 1 Hz

HW
disconnects.

Flashing at 1 Hz

Flashing at 2 Hz

The link
with OMP
disconnects.

Flashing at 5 Hz

Flashing at 1 Hz

In M/S
switchover

Keep the
previous status

Constantly ON

The hardware
clock is lost.

Running faults

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Chapter

Repair Information
Instruction
Table of Contents
Collection of Repair Information...........................................67
Methods for Judging Faulty Boards .......................................68

Collection of Repair
Information
For the faulty boards sent to ZTE for repair, it is recommended to
provide the information as listed in Table 7.
TABLE 7 SUMMARY
No.

OF

REQUIRED INFORMATION

Item

FOR

BOARD REPAIR

Instruction for Filling

Panel name

Get the panel name from the panel of


the board.

PCB name

Get the PCB name of the board from


the silkscreen on the PCB.

PCB hardware Ver.

Get the hardware version No. of the


PCB from the silkscreen on the PCB.

12-digit bar code No.

First check for the bar code from the


panel of the board. If no bar code
is found on the panel, check the PCB
then.

Version No., platform


version No., and
faulty NE

Query on the NM interface.

Board location

Specify the location information of the


faulty board in the format of "province,
city, office, rack, shelf, slot".

Fault occurrence time

Give the occurrence time of the board


fault.

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No.

Item

Instruction for Filling

Fault occurrence
stage

Select first power on, operation,


upgrade, or on-site inspection.

Contact

Enter the name and phone number of


the person for contact.

10

Indicator status of
the board

Refer to the descriptions of indicator


status on the panel of the board to fill
in the status of indicators.

11

Alarm, notification,
and abnormality logs

Provide these logs as attachments.

12

The work stage


before initial test

Reporting faults according to the


replenishment process

13

The maintains stage


after initial test

ECC Repairing process

After on-site
handling fault

Filling the fault record card, on-site


packaging and sending the fault board
back to the representative office

Take defect parts and


maintains parts

According to the company after-sales


related process specifications, the
equipment and quality information will
be updated on the CSC EMIS system
and the record will be registered in the
spare part store room of office.

ECC system
administrator
acceptance

After checking the correctness of


information, the defect part without
enough fault information will be
rejected and withdraw on the ECC
system.

14

15

16

Methods for Judging Faulty


Boards
The following introduces six basic methods for judging whether a
board is faulty.
Method

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Fault Status

Reset the board

Recur Disappear

Switchover between the active


and standby boards

Recur Disappear

Switchover between the active


and standby UIM/GUIM boards

Recur Disappear

Unplug and then plug the board


again

Recur Disappear

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Method

Fault Status

Replace the board with a spare


one

Recur Disappear

Replace the slot for the board

Recur Disappear

Note:
Replacing the slot for a board refers to inserting the board to another slot in which the original board works properly.

Caution:

Keep the software unchanged during the fault location operation.

Specify the procedure if another method is used to locate the


board fault.

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Figures

Figure 1 Plugging a Front Board (Step 1) .............................. 4


Figure 2 Plugging a Front Board (Step 2) .............................. 5
Figure 3 Plugging a Front Board (Step 4) .............................. 5
Figure 4 Unplugging a Front Board (Step 1) ........................... 6
Figure 5 Unplugging a Front Board (Step 2) ........................... 6
Figure 6 Unplugging a Front Board (Step 3) ........................... 7
Figure 7 Unscrewing the Fastening Screws ............................10
Figure 8 Pulling Out the Fan Subrack ....................................10

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Tables

Table 1 SAFETY SIGNS AND CORRESPONDING MEANINGS ....... 1


Table 2 Replaceable Front Boards and Rear Boards.................18
Table 3 STATUS OF LED INDICATOR ON BOARD PANEL ...........64
Table 4 ENUM LED INDICATOR ............................................64
Table 5 ACT LED INDICATOR ...............................................65
Table 6 COMBINATION OF RUN AND ALM LED INDICATORS .....65
Table 7 Summary of Required Information for Board Repair.....67

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