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  • 1.  Service Activation

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 17 days ago
    We are engaged in the modernization of order and activation system. We are looking to introduce TM Forum Open APIs.
    • Within the current deployment, the order management system is generating an XML file (specifying a set of service attributes), the XML file is queued into the provisioning and activation system. We consider in using TMF640 (service activation) as well as TMF664 (Resource Function Activation and Configuration API). We are seeking to translate the XML service attribute to the defined Open API specifications (not sure about the best way to do that). Any advice, or any other Open APIs to facilitate this modernization program would be highly appreciated. 
    Rephael
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  • 2.  RE: Service Activation

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi Rephael
    I think that the best way to start your analysis would be to sketch out some use cases as UML sequence diagrams. You'd identify the various software components in your subsystem, and the interactions between them. Possibly a service order (TMF641) would also be involved. And to define the service (payload in TMF640) you presumably need TMF633 Service Catalog.
    Good luck.

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    Jonathan Goldberg
    Amdocs Management Limited
    Any opinions and statements made by me on this forum are purely personal, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the TM Forum or my employer.
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  • 3.  RE: Service Activation

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 15 days ago
    Thank you very much Jonathan. After posting my post I looked into TMF641 and it appears that it is indeed relevant. Thanks again. 

    Rephael





  • 4.  RE: Service Activation

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Rephael,

    In IG1228 use case 008, we use TMF702 for resource activation. Could be relevant as you mention resource function activation.

    Best regards,

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    Roland Leners
    alvatross by SATEC
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  • 5.  RE: Service Activation

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi Roland,

    I thank you for your prompt response. You are right, I'm not sure, about using TMF640 for service activation vs. TMF641 or TM702, after all once the resource is provisioned, the service is launch. Thanks again

    Rephael





  • 6.  RE: Service Activation

    Posted 14 days ago
    As Jonathan pointed out, a sequence diagram should be prepared detailing the level of decomposition. then eh granular orders like Service orders, resource Orders etc can be decided adn the appropriate APIs used as per the object / Data entity that is to be reserved / allocated / provisioned.
    But based on your very high-level description, please look at 641 instead of 640.

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    Jag Baddukonda
    CSG
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  • 7.  RE: Service Activation

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 13 days ago
    I thank you Jag for your prompt response. 

    You are right, I'm not sure, about using TMF640 for service activation vs. TMF641 or TM702, after all once the resource is provisioned, the service is launch. Thanks again.

    Rephael