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  • 1.  Service Activation

    TM Forum Member
    Posted May 06, 2022 04:30
    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 May 08, 2022 03:50
    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 May 08, 2022 04:24
    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 May 09, 2022 02:54
    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 May 10, 2022 02:52
    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 May 09, 2022 08:23
    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 May 10, 2022 02:55
    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