telecomHall Experts Handbook - Huawei Inventory Data

These are steps to get Huawei Inventory (INV) Data to use with Boda.

To generate Inventory Report, Huawei has a Feature: Inventory Management

It provides an inventory file interface that allows users to export inventory data from the network to files at the scheduled time. The files are saved in specified directories for third-party systems to gain access to the files.

To ensure data transmission security, the M2000 supports SFTP-based file transfer with the third-party system. For details, see the optional feature WOFD-210100 Encrypted Transmission.

Benefits : The third-party system can be connected to the M2000 through the inventory file interface. In this way, the inventory data on the entire network is centrally handled, and OPEX is reduced. The interface files are featured by simple formats, easy interconnection, and low R&D costs.

Description : This feature periodically exports the inventory data to files. The third-party system can obtain files through either of the following methods:

  • The M2000 automatically uploads the exported inventory files using FTP to the specified directory of the third-party system.

  • The third-party system actively obtains the inventory files from the M2000 using FTP. After obtaining the files, the third-party system parses the files to obtain the inventory data.

The inventory file interface supports the following functions:

The file formats of XML, CSV and TXT are supported.

The M2000 provides a default file naming convention.

Users can also customize file naming convention according to the actual requirement.

Supporting centralized management and scheduling of tasks.

Users can set export task names, start time of export tasks, execution period of export tasks, file formats, and NEs.

The M2000 automatically uploads the exported inventory files using FTP to the specified directory of the third-party system.

Customers can select an upload mode according to actual requirements.

Dependency: This feature provides the NMS with NE inventory data and it is based on the feature Inventory Management. To use the feature Inventory File Interface , users need to purchase the feature Inventory Management.

This feature, together with the feature Automatic File Upload , allows the M2000 to actively upload inventory files to the third-party system or other systems.

Exporting Huawei 2G/3G/4G/5G Inventory via GUI

  1. Huawei Inventory export procedure.
  2. Launch “iManager U2000”.
  3. In the “Function Search”, do a search for Inventory Management;
  4. Or in the Application Center, choose:
    4.1 Application: Trace and Maintenance
    4.2 Menu Path: Monitor
    4.3 Function: Inventory Management
    TIP: You can add it to “My Favorites”, so next time access will be faster.
  5. In the left navigation tree, right click ‘Inventory Management’ and choose ‘Export…’
  6. Alternatively, click ‘ALT + S’ -> ‘Export Inventory Data’
  7. In the ‘Inventory Export Settings’ window:
    7.1 In the ‘Select NEs’ area, select all NEs.
    7.2 In the ‘Select Objects’ area, select all MOC.
    IMPORTANT: here we have several options (Accessory, Antenna, Board, BTS, Cabinet, Host, HostVer, North Bound Interfaces, Port, RRN, Slot, Subrack). One of the most important is the Board, but you can select all, as it will export to separate files.
    7.3 Export Mode: By MOC
    7.4 Export range: All Data
    7.5 File Format: CSV
    7.6 Encoding: UTF-8
    7.7 Export Path: choose the appropriate path to save the file.
  8. Click Export and wait for the files to be exported.

Exporting Huawei 2G/3G/4G/5G Inventory via CLI

  1. Task Management -> Inventory Data Export.
  2. Simply configure periodicity.