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Upgrade Guide (LMT-based)

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Date 2016-01-30

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Preface

Purpose
This document describes how to upgrade a base station to V100R010C10SPC255 and how to
roll back the upgrade using the LMT. It also provides FAQs and troubleshooting methods.

Intended Audience
This document is intended for upgrade personnel. Upgrade personnel must:
 Be familiar with the product networking and related NEs' versions.
 Have device maintenance experience and be familiar with device operation and
maintenance.

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Change History
Issue Date Description
01 2016-01-30 This issue is the first official release.

Owners

Prepared by Qing Cui Date 2016-01-26

Reviewed by Bao Jian Date 2016-01-27

Tested by Mao Dahua Date 2016-01-27

Approved by Zhang Benkuang Date 2016-01-30

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Contents

Preface ............................................................................................................................................... ii
1 Before You Start............................................................................................................................. 1
1.1 Getting Started .............................................................................................................................................................. 1
1.2 Version Requirements ................................................................................................................................................... 1
1.3 Impact on the System During the Upgrade ................................................................................................................... 2
1.4 Mode-by-Mode Upgrade of a Multimode Base Station ................................................................................................ 2
1.4.1 Impact on Peer Services ............................................................................................................................................. 2
1.4.2 Loading Control Rights ............................................................................................................................................. 2
1.5 Precautions for the Upgrade ......................................................................................................................................... 3

2 Upgrade Process Overview ......................................................................................................... 4


3 Preparing for the Upgrade ........................................................................................................... 5
3.1 Pre-upgrade Checklist ................................................................................................................................................... 5
3.2 Obtaining Upgrade Reference Documents and Upgrade Software ............................................................................... 6
3.3 Obtaining Upgrade Tools .............................................................................................................................................. 6
3.4 Checking the Connection Between the LMT PC and the Base Station ........................................................................ 7
3.5 Configuring the FTP Server .......................................................................................................................................... 7
3.6 Checking the Status of the Base Station ....................................................................................................................... 8
3.7 Querying and Recording the Software Versions of the Base Station and Its Boards .................................................... 9
3.8 Backing Up the Configuration Files ........................................................................................................................... 10
3.9 Checking Whether You Need to Apply for a License ................................................................................................. 11
3.9.1 Checking Whether You Need to Apply for an eNodeB License .............................................................................. 11
3.10 Back Up the License File of an eNodeB ................................................................................................................... 11

4 Performing the Upgrade ............................................................................................................ 13


4.1 Querying the Software Status of the Base Station ...................................................................................................... 13
4.2 (Optional) Setting Loading Control Rights of a Multimode Base Station .................................................................. 13
4.3 Upgrading the Base Station ........................................................................................................................................ 15
4.3.1 (Optional) Upgrading the BootROM ....................................................................................................................... 15
4.3.2 Upgrading the Base Station Software ...................................................................................................................... 17
4.4 (Optional) Reloading a License File ........................................................................................................................... 20
4.4.1 Reloading an eNodeB License File .......................................................................................................................... 20

5 Verifying the Upgrade ............................................................................................................... 21

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5.1 Verification Checklist ................................................................................................................................................. 21


5.2 Querying the Software Status of the Base Station ...................................................................................................... 22
5.3 Checking the Status of the Base Station ..................................................................................................................... 22
5.4 Querying the Software Version ................................................................................................................................... 22
5.5 Checking Alarms ........................................................................................................................................................ 22
5.6 Verifying Services ....................................................................................................................................................... 22

6 Rolling Back to the Source Version ......................................................................................... 23


6.1 Manual Rollback ......................................................................................................................................................... 23
6.1.1 (Optional) Setting the Loading Control Rights Before the Rollback of the Multimode Base Station ..................... 23
6.1.2 Rollback Process ...................................................................................................................................................... 25
6.2 Verifying Services ....................................................................................................................................................... 25

7 FAQs .............................................................................................................................................. 26
7.1 What Do I Do If the Number of Failed Boards Is Not 0? ........................................................................................... 26
7.2 How Do I Handle the LMT Malfunction after an Upgrade? ....................................................................................... 26
7.3 How Do I Determine the BootROM Version? ............................................................................................................ 28
7.4 How Do I Select and Use Upgrade Software Packages? ............................................................................................ 28

A Service Verification Record ..................................................................................................... 30


B Acronyms and Abbreviations .................................................................................................. 31

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1 Before You Start

1.1 Getting Started


 This document describes how to use the LMT to upgrade BTS software to BTS3900
V100R010C10SPC255.

1.2 Version Requirements


Table 1-1 describes the flash versions that can be upgraded to the target version.

Table 1-1 Upgrade notes for flash versions

Version Upgrade Note


Versions earlier than BTS3900 Must be upgraded to BTS3900 V100R008
V100R008C00 (BTS3900 V100R008C00SPC150 is
recommended) or BTS3900 V100R009
first, and then to BTS3900
V100R010C10SPC255.
Contact Huawei engineers for specific
upgrade solutions.
NOTE
For an upgrade to an intermediate version, see
the corresponding upgrade guide. If the current
U2000 version is different from that specified
in the corresponding upgrade guide, GUIs on
the U2000 differ accordingly.

BTS3900 V100R008C00 and later Can be directly upgraded to BTS3900


V100R010C10SPC255.

The source version of an eNodeB must be listed inTable 1-1 even if a hot patch is installed on this
eNodeB. To query the source version of the eNodeB, run the LST VER command in the MML window
of the LMT.

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1.3 Impact on the System During the Upgrade


Impact on Services
Services carried on the base station are interrupted during the last 5 minutes of an upgrade.
After the base station is reactivated, the services will be automatically restored.
For LampSite base stations, services are interrupted during the software activation in the last 6
minutes of an upgrade. After the software is activated, services automatically resume.

Impact on Network Communication


The communication between the base station and the U2000 is interrupted during the last 3 to
5 minutes of an upgrade.
Communication between the eNodeB and the U2000 is interrupted for approximately 3 to 5
minutes after the software is successfully activated.

1.4 Mode-by-Mode Upgrade of a Multimode Base Station


This section provides details about upgrading one mode of a multimode base station. You can
ignore this section if the base station to be upgraded is an LTE single-mode base station.

1.4.1 Impact on Peer Services


Upgrading the LTE mode of a GL, UL, GUL, or WL multimode base station interrupts
services on the peer end for 3 to 5 minutes in the following scenarios:
 The target version of the eNodeB has the loading control right over co-module RF
modules. For details, see 1.4.2 Loading Control Rights.
 The multimode base station supports inter-subrack connection. Users can run the DSP
BRD command to query whether the eNodeB is configured with a UCIU board.
 Co-transmission is applied on the base station and the eNodeB provides a
co-transmission port.

1.4.2 Loading Control Rights


The RF modules shared by all the modes of a multimode base station can be upgraded
together with the mode that has loading control rights.
Loading control rights must be set in one of the following scenarios:
 One of the modes of a multimode base station is upgraded.
 The alarm ALM-26277 Inter-System Control Rights Conflict is generated.
For details about which mode has loading control rights, see Appendix 1 Version Mapping
Information. You can obtain this appendix from the multimode base station release notes in
the document package delivered with the software version of the multimode base station.
For detailed operations, see 4.2 (Optional) Setting Loading Control Rights of a Multimode
Base Station.

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1.5 Precautions for the Upgrade


 This document instructs operation personnel to upgrade co-MPT base stations in batches
on the LMT.
 Time mentioned in this guide is for reference only.
 To guarantee that the base station can be correctly upgraded using the LMT, the web
browser version of the PC on which the LMT is installed (LMT PC for short) must be:
−Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or 9
−FireFox 3.0 or later
 If any of the following alarms is generated in the base station to be upgraded, clear the
alarm before the upgrade. Otherwise, the upgrade will fail.
−ALM-26235 RF Unit Maintenance Link Failure
−ALM-25901 Remote Maintenance Link Failure
−ALM-26270 Inter-System Communication Failure
−ALM-26272 Inter-System RF Unit Parameter Settings Conflict
−ALM-26274 Inter-System Board Object Configuration Conflict
−ALM-26277 Inter-System Control Rights Conflict
−ALM-26279 Inter-System Board Installation and Configuration Mismatch
 Check whether the LMT IP address of the base station to be upgraded has been changed
before the upgrade. If it has, obtain the new IP address.
 Do not run configuration commands for the base station that is being upgraded, including
the ADD, MOD, RMV, and SET commands. If you must do so, log in to the LMT and
run the DSP SOFTSTATUS command to check the software status of the base station.
Operations can be performed only when the software status is Idle.
 If a license file needs to be reloaded for the target version, obtain the license file of the
current version before the upgrade. Ensure that the original license file can be reloaded if
the eNodeB is rolled back. Determine whether you need to apply for an eNodeB license
and reload it by referring to section 3.9.1 Checking Whether You Need to Apply for an
eNodeB License. For details about how to back up a license file, see section 3.10 Back
Up the License File of an eNodeB.
 This document uses the figures of the upgrade from BTS3900 V100R008C00SPC260 to
BTS3900 V100R010C10SPC255 as an example. During the actual upgrade process,
replace BTS3900 V100R010C10SPCXXX with BTS3900 V100R010C10SPC255.
 Do not perform the following operations during the upgrade process, including software
downloading, activation, and process between the downloading and activation:
− Power off the base station
− Remove or insert boards in the subracks of the cabinet
− Connect or disconnect fiber optic cables or Ethernet cables
− Reset the base station or a board in the base station by running commands or
pressing the board reset button

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2 Upgrade Process Overview

Figure 2-1 shows the upgrade flowchart.

Figure 2-1 Upgrade flowchart

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3 Preparing for the Upgrade

3.1 Pre-upgrade Checklist


Table 3-1 Pre-upgrade checklist

No. Task Expected Result


1 Confirming the location of the eNodeBs to -
be upgraded
2 Confirming the time to perform the -
upgrade and the permitted duration.
3 Confirming the type of the eNodeBs to be -
upgraded
4 Confirming the quantity of the eNodeBs -
to be upgraded
5 3.2 Obtaining Upgrade Reference The upgrade reference documents and
Documents and Upgrade Software software have been obtained.
6 3.3 Obtaining Upgrade Tools The upgrade tools have been obtained.
7 3.4 Checking the Connection Between the The LMT PC has been connected to
LMT PC and the Base Station the base station
8 3.5 Configuring the FTP Server The FTP parameters are set correctly,
and the FTP server is functional.
9 3.6 Checking the Status of the Base The self-test is successful.
Station
10 3.7 Querying and Recording the Software The current software version of the
Versions of the Base Station and Its base station has been recorded.
Boards
11 3.8 Backing Up the Configuration Files The configuration files have been
backed up.
12 3.9 Checking Whether You Need to Apply A new license, if required to be
for a License upgraded, has been obtained.

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3.2 Obtaining Upgrade Reference Documents and


Upgrade Software
Step 1 Log in to the Huawei support website to find the version release path.
 Method 1:
Click the hyperlink BTS3900 and log in to http://support.huawei.com using a Huawei
engineer's account to download the reference documents and upgrade software package.

If the language of the displayed window is not in the target language, select the target language in the
upper plane.
 Method 2:
Log in to http://support.huawei.com using a Huawei engineer's account and then search
for BTS3900 on the Software tab page. Click the association result. In the displayed web
page, select the target version.
Step 2 On the Software tab page, find and click the target upgrade software package to download it.
 If the source versions are earlier than BTS3900 V100R008C00SPC150, download
BTS3900 V100R010C10SPC255_ALL(Software).7z.
 If the source versions are BTS3900 V100R008C00SPC150 or later, you are advised to
download BTS3900 V100R010C10SPC255_ALL(Software)support from SRAN8.0 and
later Versions.7z to save the download time.

Select an appropriate upgrade software package based on the source version and mode of the base
station. For details, see 7.4 How Do I Select and Use Upgrade Software Packages?

Step 3 In the Version Documentation area, download BTS3900 V100R010C10SPC255 Release


Documents-EN.zip to obtain related release notes and upgrade guides.
Step 4 Create a folder on the PC where the U2000 client is installed, for example, D:\FTP. Save the
upgrade software package to the folder.
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3.3 Obtaining Upgrade Tools


Before performing an upgrade, obtain the tools listed in Table 3-2.

Table 3-2 Upgrade tools

No. Tool Quantit Function


y

1 MSs with SIM cards 2 Performs dialing tests after an


upgrade.
2 Maintenance transfer cable 1 Connects the LMT PC and the base
station.

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No. Tool Quantit Function


y

3 PC 1 Performs operation and maintenance


on the base station.

3.4 Checking the Connection Between the LMT PC and the


Base Station
To check the connection between the LMT PC and the base station to be upgraded, perform
the following steps:
Step 1 Use a maintenance transfer cable to connect the USB port on the main control board to the
LMT PC.
Step 2 Configure the IP address of the LMT PC in the same network segment as the local
maintenance IP address.
Step 3 Choose Start > Run. The Run dialog box is displayed.
Step 4 Enter cmd and click OK.
Step 5 At the command prompt, enter ping followed by the local maintenance IP address.
If the local maintenance IP address can be pinged, the base station is correctly connected to
the LMT PC.

By default, the local maintenance IP address is 192.168.0.49 and the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.

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3.5 Configuring the FTP Server


To ensure that the base station software and configuration files can be correctly downloaded,
configure the FTP server as follows:
Step 1 Log in to the LMT. In the upper right corner of the main window, click FTP Tool to
download the FTP tool package to the local PC.
Step 2 After the download is complete, decompress the FTP tool package.
Step 3 Double-click SFTPServer.exe in the decompressed package to start the FTP software.

If is displayed on the right of the taskbar, the FTP server has started successfully.

You must modify the password as prompted upon first startup of the FTP software. The default initial
password is hwbs@com and must be changed based on the planning.
If is displayed on the right of the taskbar, the FTP server has not started. If this occurs, check
whether another FTP software is running on the PC. If so, exit the FTP software. Then, right-click
and choose Start FTP server from the shortcut menu to start the FTP server.

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Step 4 Right-click and choose FTP server configure from the shortcut menu.
Step 5 In the FTP server configuration dialog box displayed in Figure 3-1, set the following
parameters:
 Set User name to admin (default value). Users can change it as required.
 Set Password to hwbs@com (default value). Users can change it as required.
 Set Working directory to the root directory of the FTP server, which is D:\ftp.
 Retain default values for other parameters.

Figure 3-1 FTP server configuration

 If the source version is V100R008C00SPCXXX and the software package is saved at D:\ftp, you
must set Working directory to D:\ftp.
 When changing Working directory, enter the password again in the displayed FTP password
authentication dialog box to confirm the change.

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3.6 Checking the Status of the Base Station


To check the status of the base station, perform the following steps:
In the main window of the LMT, click Self-Test.
The Self-Test window is displayed.
Click Go to start the self-test.
 If the value of failure in the Results bar is 0, the self-test is successful, as shown in
Figure 3-2.
 If the value of failure in the Results bar is not 0, identify and resolve the problem. If the
problem persists, contact Huawei technical support.

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Figure 3-2 Base station self-test

3.7 Querying and Recording the Software Versions of the


Base Station and Its Boards
Query and record the software versions of the base station and its boards for future upgrade
verification. To do so, perform the following steps:
Step 1 Log in to the LMT, and click Device Maintenance.
Step 2 On the left pane, choose Device Maintenance > BTS Maintenance.
Step 3 In the left navigation tree, double-click Software Management.
The Software Management tab page is displayed.
Step 4 Click Query and record the software version displayed on the Message tab page, as shown in
Figure 3-3.

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Figure 3-3 Querying the BTS3900 software version

Step 5 Click the MML tab.


Step 6 Run the DSP BRDVER command and record the board software version displayed in the
command output.
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3.8 Backing Up the Configuration Files


Back up the configuration files to prevent data loss during upgrade or rollback of a base
station. To back up the configuration files, perform the following steps:
Step 1 On the LMT, run the BKP CFGFILE command to back up the configuration files with File
Type set to XML(XML Format).
Step 2 Run the ULD CFGFILE command to upload the backup files to the FTP server. Set Server
IP to the IP address of the local PC, as shown in Figure 3-4.

Figure 3-4 Configuration file backup

For details about how to set FTP User Name, FTP Password, and Server Path, see Step 5.

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3.9 Checking Whether You Need to Apply for a License


3.9.1 Checking Whether You Need to Apply for an eNodeB
License
Check whether you need to apply for an eNodeB license based on Table 3-3.

Table 3-3 Checking the type of license used by the eNodeB

If... Then...
The eNodeB is using a commissioning, Check the expiration date of the license.
fixed-term, or temporary commercial license If the license has expired, you need to apply
for a new license.
If the license has not expired, see Table 3-4.
The eNodeB is using a commercial license See Table 3-4.

Table 3-4 Suggestions about whether to apply a new license for an eNodeB

If... Then...
New features are used after the Apply for a new license.
upgrade
The upgrade is a Apply for a new license.
cross-R-version upgrade
The upgrade is not a If the Inter-eNodeB CA based on Relaxed backhaul
cross-R-version upgrade and no feature is enabled at the eNodeB, apply for a new
new features are used license. Otherwise, you do not need to apply for a new
license.

3.10 Back Up the License File of an eNodeB


To back up the license of an eNodeB, perform the following steps:
Step 1 Log in to the LMT.
Step 2 Run the LST LICENSE command in the MML window to query the activated license file in
use of the eNodeB and obtain the name of the license file.
Step 3 Run the ULD LICENSE command in the MML window to upload the license file.
 Set FTPServer IP to the IP address of the local PC.
 Set User Name and User Password to the user name and password, respectively.

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 Set Directory Name to the working directory of the FTP server.


 Set File Name to the name of the license file in use.
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4 Performing the Upgrade

4.1 Querying the Software Status of the Base Station


To query the software status of the base station, run the DSP SOFTSTATUS command on the
LMT.
If the software status is Idle, the base station is not processing any services and you can
continue with the upgrade.
If the software status is not Idle, other processes such as software supplementation and
activation are in progress. When this happens, wait until the processes are complete and then
continue with the upgrade.

4.2 (Optional) Setting Loading Control Rights of a


Multimode Base Station

For a multimode base station, loading control rights must be set. The setting is not required
for a single-mode base station.
To set the loading control rights, perform the following steps:

Step 1 In the main window of the LMT, click MML.


The MML window is displayed.
Step 2 Run the DSP LOADCTRL command in the MML window. Query and record the settings of
the loading control rights as well as the software version of the peer mode.
Step 3 Run the SET LOADCTRL command with the parameter settings shown inFigure 4-1 in the
MML window.

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Figure 4-1 Setting the loading control rights for the eNodeB

Table 4-2 describes the parameter settings.

Table 4-1 Parameter setting for the loading control rights

Parameter Setting
Load Control Set this parameter to YES(Set Control Flag) or NO(Cancel Control
Flag Flag).
NOTE
 If the LTE mode is upgraded to the target version before the peer mode,
select YES(Set Control Flag).
 If the peer mode has been upgraded to the corresponding target version,
query the mode that has the loading control rights in Appendix 1 Version
Mapping Information, which can be obtained from the directoryRelease
Notes\ Multimode Base Station Release Notes\Release Notes
(Word_Excel) in the document package delivered with the software version
of the multimode base station.
 If the loading control rights belong to the LTE mode, select YES(Set
Control Flag).
If the loading control rights belong to the GSM, UMTS, or Wimax mode, select
NO(Cancel Control Flag).

Effect Set this parameter to NO(Effect Later).


Immediately
Flag
Self Software Set this parameter to BTS3900 V100R010C10SPC255, the target
Version version of the eNodeB.
Peer Software Enter the running version of the peer mode.
Version NOTE
To query the running version of the peer mode, run the DSP LOADCTRL
command.

Control Mode  If the base station is a UMTS+LTE base station, set this parameter
to UL.
 If the base station is a GSM+LTE base station, set this parameter to
GL.
 If the base station is a GSM+UMTS+LTE base station, set this

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Parameter Setting
parameter to UL and GL. Note that this can be done by setting
them individually in two separate sessions. The setting sequence
can be reversed.
 If the base station is a Wimax+LTE base station, set this parameter
to WL.
 The parameter value TL indicates that the base station is a
TD-SCDMA+LTE TDD base station, and therefore TL does not
apply to LTE FDD base stations.

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4.3 Upgrading the Base Station


4.3.1 (Optional) Upgrading the BootROM

 If the upgrade risk check results show that BootROM needs to be upgraded, download the
software package of BTS3900 V100R010C10SPC255 and upgrade the BootROM in the
software package.
 During the BootROM upgrade, an unexpected board reset may damage the BootROM or
cause a board restart failure. If this occurs, return the damaged board to Huawei for
repairs.

To upgrade the BootROM, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Log in to the LMT, and click Device Maintenance.
Step 2 The Device Maintenance window is displayed.
Step 3 On the left pane of the Device Maintenance window, click the BTS Maintenance tab.
Step 4 In the left navigation tree, choose BTS Maintenance > Common Maintenance > Software
Management, and then double-click Software Management.
Step 5 In the FTP Server Configuration area on the displayed Software Management tab page,
perform the following operations:
1. Enter the IP address of the local PC in the FTPServer IP text box.
2. Enter the user name of the FTP server in the FTPServer User text box.
3. Enter the password of the FTP server in the Password text box.

The user name and password must be the same as those set in Step 5.

Figure 4-2 shows the FTP server parameter settings.

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Figure 4-2 FTP server parameter settings

Step 6 On the Software Management tab page, click the Upgrade BootROM tab, and set the
upgrade options shown in Figure 4-3 as follows:
1. Select the Download BootROM and Activate BootROM check boxes.
2. In the File path text box, enter the save path of the BootROM package, such as D:\ftp.

Figure 4-3 BootROM upgrade

Step 7 Click Execute. A dialog box is displayed, indicating the status and progress of the BootROM
download and activation.

 After the activation progress reaches 100%, the boards that are activated and those that failed to be
activated are displayed.
 If a board fails to be activated, repeat Step 1 through Step 6 to upgrade the BootROM again.

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4.3.2 Upgrading the Base Station Software


Step 1 Log in to the LMT and click Device Maintenance.
Step 2 The Device Maintenance window is displayed.
Step 3 On the left pane of the Device Maintenance window, click the BTS Maintenance tab.
Step 4 In the left navigation tree, choose BTS Maintenance > Common Maintenance > Software
Management, and then double-click Software Management.
Step 5 In the FTP Server Configuration area on the displayed Software Management tab page,
perform the following operations:
1. Enter the IP address of the local PC in the FTPServer IP text box.
2. Enter the user name of the FTP server in the FTPServer User text box.
3. Enter the password of the FTP server in the Password text box.

The FTPServer User and Password must be the same as those specified in Step 5.

Figure 4-4 FTP server configuration

Step 6 On the Upgrade Software tab page shown in Figure 4-5, set download-associated parameters
as follows:
 Select Download Version Software.
 Set Delay Download by Flag to YES(Delay Download).
 (Optional) If you must upgrade the configuration files, select Download Configuration
File and Activate Configuration File.

When Delay Download by Flag is set to YES(Delay Download), the upgrade duration shortens by
approximately 10 minutes. As a result, only the basic functions of the LMT are available after the
upgrade. However, LMT files will be automatically supplemented on the NodeB four hours after the
upgrade. If all LMT functions are required in an emergency, run the SPL SOFTWARE command
immediately after the upgrade is complete.

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Figure 4-5 Software download

Step 7 On the Upgrade Software tab page, select Activate Version Software and click Query to
query the current software version of the base station. The query result is displayed on the
Message tab page, as shown in Figure 4-6.

Figure 4-6 Software version query

Step 8 On the Upgrade Software tab page shown in 4.3.2 Upgrading the Base Station Software, set
Software version to V100R010C10SPC255 and click Execute to start the upgrade.

The upgrade progress is displayed on the Message tab page. When the upgrade progress reaches 100%
and the upgrade is successful, the base station is automatically reset and disconnected from the LMT PC.
Perform corresponding operations if the following issues occur:

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 If Failed Boards are not 0, see 7.1 What Do I Do If the Number of Failed Boards Is Not 0?
 If Running Status is Fail and if a message is displayed indicating that the version after the upgrade
is not the target version, the upgrade has failed and the base station has been automatically rolled
back to the source version. When this happens, ensure that the software version is correct and
perform the upgrade again

Figure 4-7 Version software activation

After the software is successfully activated and the base station is reset, the base station
automatically rolls back to the source version if the base station fails to connect to the U2000
or LMT within 30 minutes.

Step 9 (Optional) On the LMT, click MML and then run the SPL SOFTWARE command in the
MML window to supplement the software, with the parameters setting as follows:

After the supplement is successful, the LMT exits automatically.


1. Set FTP Server IP to the IP address of the PC used for logging in to the LMT.
2. Set User Name and Password to the user name and password set in Step 5 in 3.5
Configuring the FTP Server respectively.
3. Set FTP Server Directory Name to D:\FTP.
4. Set Delay-Supported Download File to YES(Supply Delay-Supported File).
5. Retain the default values for other parameters.
Figure 4-8 shows the parameter settings.

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Figure 4-8 Setting parameters for supplementing the software

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4.4 (Optional) Reloading a License File


4.4.1 Reloading an eNodeB License File
Determine whether to reload a license file based on the verification result in 3.9.1 Checking
Whether You Need to Apply for an eNodeB License Services may fail to be properly provided
if the required license file fails to be loaded after the upgrade.
Run the INS LICENSE command and set corresponding parameters to load a license file, as
shown in Figure 4-9.

Figure 4-9 Loading a license file

The Force Flag parameter indicates whether to forcibly install the license. If this parameter is set to
YES(Yes), any minor error occurring during the license installation will be ignored and the license file is
forcibly installed. If this parameter is set to NO(No), any minor error occurring during the license
installation will be displayed and the license file is not installed.

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5 Verifying the Upgrade

After an upgrade, follow the instructions in this chapter to verify the upgrade.

If the base station cannot start up after the upgrade, it will be automatically rolled back to the
source version. The rollback takes about 15 minutes, during which base station services and
maintenance are interrupted. Therefore, wait 15 minutes before you log in to the base station
using the LMT. After you successfully log in to the base station, perform a self-test on the
LMT to check whether the rollback is successful. For details about how to perform a self-test,
see 3.6 Checking the Status of the Base Station.

5.1 Verification Checklist


After the upgrade is complete, perform the tasks in Table 5-1 to verify whether the upgrade is
successful.

Table 5-1 Verification checklist

No. Task Expected Result


1 5.2 Querying the Software Status The software status is Idle.
of the Base Station
2 5.3 Checking the Status of the The self-test results are normal.
Base Station
3 5.4 Querying the Software The software version is the target version.
Version
4 5.5 Checking Alarms No major alarm is reported within 10 minutes
after the upgrade.
5 5.6 Verifying Services Anomalies such as call drops, one-way audio,
and noise do not occur and data services are
processed properly.

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5.2 Querying the Software Status of the Base Station


To query the software status of the base station, run the DSP SOFTSTATUS command on the
LMT.
If the upgrade is successful, the software status is Idle.
If the software status is not Idle, wait 5 minutes and query the software status again. If the
software status is still not Idle, contact Huawei technical support. Do not reset the base station
or any board, power off the base station, or remove any board. Doing so may damage the
board files.

5.3 Checking the Status of the Base Station


See 3.6 Checking the Status of the Base Station.

5.4 Querying the Software Version


Run the LST VER command on the LMT to verify that the current software version of the
base station is BTS3900 V100R010C10SPC255.

5.5 Checking Alarms


Ensure that the following criteria are met:
 The base station does not generate major alarms within 10 minutes.
 The alarms that are expected to be cleared in the target version are cleared.
 The alarms that are not expected to be cleared in the target version are not cleared.
 No new alarm is introduced into the target version.

5.6 Verifying Services


Verify services according to Table A-1 after the upgrade.
 Perform dialing tests and verify that anomalies such as call drops, one-way audio, and
noise do not occur.
 Perform data service tests and verify that data services are processed properly.

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6 Rolling Back to the Source Version

For a multimode base station, if multiple modes that have been upgraded to the target versions
need to be rolled back, it is recommended that all the target versions be rolled back to the
source versions.
If configuration parameters are modified after an upgrade, this command will invalidate the
modified values of the parameters. Before running this command, assess impacts of the
modified configurations and determine whether the impacts are acceptable.

6.1 Manual Rollback


6.1.1 (Optional) Setting the Loading Control Rights Before the
Rollback of the Multimode Base Station
To set the loading control rights before the rollback of the multimode base station, perform
the following steps:
Step 1 Log in to the LMT.
Step 2 Run the SET LOADCTRL command with the parameter settings shown iniFigure 6-1 in the
MML window.
Table 6-1 lists the parameter settings.

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Figure 6-1 Setting the loading control rights for the eNodeB

Table 6-1 Parameter settings for the loading control rights

Parameter Setting
Load Control Select YES(Set Control Flag) or NO(Cancel Control Flag).
Flag NOTE
 If the peer mode has been upgraded to the required version of MBTS
BTS3900V100R010 before the rollback, select NO(Cancel Control Flag).
 If the peer mode has not been upgraded to the required version of MBTS
BTS3900V100R010, determine the settings of the loading control rights based
on section 4.2 Checking the Software Status of the eNodeB."
 If the loading control rights belong to the LTE mode, select YES(Set Control
Flag).
 If the loading control rights belong to the GSM, UMTS, or WiMAX mode,
select NO(Cancel Control Flag).

Effect Select NO(Effect Later).


Immediately
Flag
Self Software Enter the source version of the eNodeB.
Version
Peer Software Enter the running version of the peer mode.
Version NOTE
To query the running version of the peer mode, run the DSP LOADCTRL
command.

Control Mode  If the base station is a UMTS+LTE base station, set this parameter to
UL.
 If the base station is a GSM+LTE base station, set this parameter to
GL.
 If the base station is a GSM+UMTS+LTE base station, set this
parameter to UL and GL. Note that this can be done by setting them
individually in two separate sessions. The setting sequence can be
reversed.
 If the base station is a WiMAX+LTE base station, set this parameter
to WL.
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Parameter Setting
TD-SCDMA+LTE TDD base station, and therefore TL does not
apply to LTE FDD base stations.

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6.1.2 Rollback Process

During the rollback, do not reset the base station or any board, power off the base station, or
remove any board. Doing so will cause the rollback to fail.

Run the RBK SOFTWARE commandto perform a version rollback without the need of
parameter settings. Then, the configuration data is restored to the pre-upgrade status.
During the rollback, the MML command information pane shows the rollback progress. When
the progress reaches 100% and the execution result is Operation Succeeded, the system is
reset and the rollback is complete.
If the execution result shows that Failed Boards is not 0, refer to section 7.3 "How to Back Up
the License File of an eNodeB?" to resolve the problem.

If a license file is loaded during the upgrade, determine whether the license file needs to be
reloaded based Table 3-3 after the version rollback from V100R010C10SPC255.

6.2 Verifying Services


See 5 Verifying the Upgrade.

 After the software version is rolled back to a source version earlier than SRAN10.1, the names of
new alarms and events in SRAN10.1 will be displayed as Undefined on the LMT.
 After an eNodeB in V100R010C00SPC050 is rolled back to the source version that is earlier than
V100R010 series, there is a low possibility that ALM-26200 Board Hardware Fault is reported on
the LBBPc. If the alarm cannot be cleared within 10 minutes, run the RST BRD command to reset
the LBBPc to resume services.

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7 FAQs

7.1 What Do I Do If the Number of Failed Boards Is Not 0?


If the number of Failed Boards is not 0, check Failed Info in the MML command execution
result and troubleshoot any problems as follows:

Table 7-1 Troubleshooting anomalies

Anomaly Troubleshooting Method


RU type does not exist in the version The hardware type is incorrect. Check the
table hardware type first.
FTP connection failed Check the settings of the FTP parameters and
the connection to the NE.
RU is not online Run the DSP BRD command to check whether
the board is in service.
Operation times out Check whether alarms are generated. Identify
and clear the alarms if any, and run the MML
command again.

If the fault persists or Failed Info is none of the above, contact Huawei technical support.

7.2 How Do I Handle the LMT Malfunction after an


Upgrade?
If the local maintenance terminal (LMT) does not display the target version after the LMT
upgrade or rollback, or the MML configuration file parsed failed. message is displayed when
you run a man-machine language (MML) command, or the reported message cannot be
displayed or is not fully displayed or is displayed out of sequence after you have logged in to
the LMT and the tracing interface can be displayed, or Device Panel fails to be opened for the
first time after the upgrade, you need to clear the cache, cookies, and java applets in the
browser.

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Table 7-2 To clear the cache and cookies in the browser, perform the steps shown in the following
table

Browser Type Handling Procedure


Firefox 1. Open the Firefox browser, and choose Tools > Clear Private
Data from the menu bar.
2. In the displayed Clear Private Data dialog box, select the
Cache, Cookies, and Offline Website Data check boxes, and
click Clear Private Data Now.
Internet Explorer 7.0 1. Open the Internet Explorer, and choose Tools > Internet
Options from the menu bar. The Internet Options dialog box is
displayed.
2. On the General tab page, click Delete. The Delete Browsing
History dialog box is displayed.
3. To delete the files, click Delete Files and then click OK in the
displayed dialog box. To delete the cookies, click Delete
Cookies and then click OK in the displayed dialog box.
4. In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, click OK and close
the Internet Options dialog box.
Internet Explorer 8.0 1. Open the Internet Explorer, and choose Tools > Internet
or 9.0 Options from the menu bar. The Internet Options dialog box is
displayed.
2. On the General tab page, click Delete. The Delete Browsing
History dialog box is displayed.
3. Clear the Preserve Favorites website data check box and
select the Cookies and Temporary Internet files check boxes.
Then, click Delete and close the Internet Options dialog box.

Before you clear the Java Applet, exit the LMT. Otherwise, some loaded data will be lost and
unexpected errors will occur.

To clear the Java Applet, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Choose Start > Control Panel. The Control Panel is displayed.
Step 2 Double-click Java in the displayed window. The JAVA Control Panel is displayed.
Step 3 On the General tab page, click Settings. The Temporary Files Settings dialog box is
displayed.
Step 4 Click Delete Files. In the displayed Delete Temporary Files dialog box, select the
Applications and Applets and Trace and Log Files check boxes, and click OK.
Step 5 In Java Control Panel, click OK.
Step 6 The operations take effect after the browser restarts.
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7.3 How Do I Determine the BootROM Version?


Run the DSP BRDVER command to query the BootROM version of the board.
The released BootROM versions are numbered in two formats: XX.XXX.XX.XXX and
VXXXRXXXCXXBXXX. You can use either of the following method to determine which
version is an earlier one:
 Versions with the format XX.XXX.XX.XXX are released later than those with the
format VXXXRXXXCXXBXXX.
 Eliminate the non-digital characters contained in the version number in the same format,
and you get a number. The larger the number, the later the BootROM version is. For
example:
In Version A (01.012.00.200) and Version B (01.013.01.001), the number of Version A is
101200200 and the number of Version B is 101301001. Because 101301001 is larger
than 101200200, Version B was released later than Version A.

7.4 How Do I Select and Use Upgrade Software Packages?


Upgrade Software Packages
From BTS3900 V100R008 onwards, there are two kinds of upgrade software packages:
SRAN package and single-mode package.
The SRAN package includes the complete SRAN package and simplified SRAN package.
The single-mode package includes the GBTS package, NodeB package, and eNodeB package.
Table 7-3 lists the upgrade software packages for base stations of different RATs.

Table 7-3 Software packages for base stations of different RATs


Software Package Software Version Package Name
Package Type
Single-mode eNodeB BTS3900 BTS3900
package package V100R010C10SPC2 V100R010C10SPC255_eNodeB(So
55 ftware).7z

Usage of Upgrade Software Packages


 An SRAN package supports upgrades of base stations of different modes. If you need to
upgrade a multimode base station or a site with several single-mode base stations,
download the SRAN package.
− If the source versions are earlier than BTS3900 V100R008C00SPC150, download
the complete SRAN package.
− If the source versions are BTS3900 V100R008C00SPC150 or later, you are advised
to download the simplified SRAN package to save the download time.

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− If the source versions include versions earlier than BTS3900


V100R008C00SPC150 and BTS3900 V100R008C00SPC150 or later, download the
complete SRAN package.
 A single-mode package applies only to upgrades of the corresponding single-mode base
stations. If you need to upgrade a single-mode base station, you are advised to download
the corresponding single-mode package to reduce the download time.

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A Service Verification Record

Table A-1 Service Verification Record

Service Verification Record

Site Name
Verification Time
Verification Result □Passed □Failed

Cell Name
Cell ID

Task Result Description


CS Services □Good □Acceptable
□Unacceptable
PS Services □Smooth □Not smooth

Remarks

Verified By
(Signature)

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B Acronyms and Abbreviations

C
Co-MPT In an MBTS with co-MPT, different modes share one main control
board and one O&M channel.

E
eNodeB E-UTRAN NodeB

F
FTP File Transfer Protocol

G
GBTS GSM base transceiver station

I
ID ID
IP Internet Protocol

L
LMT Local Maintenance Terminal

M
MBTS Multimode Base Station
MML Man-machine Language

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S
SIM Subscriber Identity Module

U
UMPT Universal Main Processing and Transmission Unit

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