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ZTE 2G XML OSS Parameters Dump Parser


#1

Hello members.

Here you will find the Hunter Boda parser for ZTE 2G XML.

This specific post is for ZTE 2G XML issues only. If you have questions regarding other Vendor/RAT, please either find the appropriate topic or create a new one - if not already created.

The following sections contain the steps to obtain a ZTE 2G XML dump and parse it.

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Step by step procedure to download and configure Hunter Boda ZTE 2G XML Parser

  1. Click the link below and download the boda parser to an appropriate folder on your computer.
    Tip: follow the recommended Hunter folder structure so that it will be easier to organize future parser versions, and also other parsers for other RATs.
    Download Link: boda-bulkcmparser.zip (10.7 KB)

  2. The Hunter Structure starts with a “Hunter” base folder. Then, a subfolder for “Boda”. In the Boda folder, create a folder for this parser (“ZTE_2G”). And finally, the module folders: “Scripts”, “Output” and “Data”.

  3. For now, we will follow the Hunter folder structure and download the BODA parser “boda-bulkcmparser.jar” to “C:\Hunter\Boda\ZTE_2G\Scripts”

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Step by step procedure to download ZTE 2G XML Configuration Parameters from OSS

Let’s obtain the raw CM dump file.

  1. Launch “ZTE NetNumen OSS”.

  2. In the left topology tree of NetNumen main interface, right-click the shortcut menu corresponding to the created GSM NE agent and select Start.

  3. Right-click the started GSM NE and select Start.

  4. After the NE is started, in the left topology tree of NetNumen main interface, right-click shortcut menu corresponding to created GSM NE agent, select NE Agent Management > Configuration Management. The Configuration Management tab is displayed.

  5. In the Configure Resource tree window, right-click OMC > GERAN subnet user ID > BSC Management Element ID > Config Set ID > BSC Function ID > Export Configuration Data > Export Network Plan Data.

  6. Click Export Network Plan Data, and the Choose MOC to be Exported dialog box appears. Select the parameter list to be exported, and click Next.

  7. In the Choose Attributes of Each MOC to be Exported (RDN Excluded) dialog box, select the attributes of the parameter list to be exported, and click OK. Here, suppose the MOC selected is IBSCFUNCTION_TABLE, as shown in Figure.

  8. Select the file type to be exported (XML), and click OK.

  9. Set the saving path and file name for the exported data, and click Save.

Following the Hunter folder structure, download the file to “C:\Hunter\Boda\ZTE_2G\Data” . This folder will hold this specific dump. Of course you can download to any other folder you want - just make sure it will be easy to find later. :slight_smile:

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Step by step procedure to parse (process/extract) ZTE 2G Configuration Parameters

With the raw dump file downloaded, let’s extract the parameters!

  1. First, check if the downloaded files are compressed (ZIP, RAR, 7-z, GZ, etc…). If so, uncompress them using any compression/uncompression utility such as Winzip, Winrar or 7-zip.

  2. Next we run the parameter extraction command. We advise you to create an auxiliary text file, to store/modify the command. Under the Scripts folder, create a file called “zte_2g_xml_usage.txt” to store the command.
    Adjust the command based on the syntax below:
    “java -jar boda-bulkcmparser.jar inputFile outputDirectory”

  3. Run the command and wait for it to finish.
    IMPORTANT: Please make sure you run the command on ONE LINE ONLY (not on separate lines).

  4. Done! All your parameters will be extracted into csv files. These can be opened using any text editor, Microsoft Excel or Access .

Example
"java -jar C:\HUNTER\Boda\ZTE_2G\Scripts\boda-bulkcmparser.jar C:\HUNTER\Boda\ZTE_2G\Data\example_data_subfolder\example_cm_file.xml C:\HUNTER\Boda\ZTE_2G\Output\example_output_subfolder\"

Where:
“C:\HUNTER\Boda\ZTE_2G\Data\example_data_subfolder” is the folder where you have your dump file;
“example_cm_file.xml” is your dump file;
“C:\HUNTER\Boda\ZTE_2G\Output\example_output_subfolder” is the folder where all CSV files will be created.

For a more detailed example, please check this topic: General instructions for using the CM parsers to process any network dump

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That’s it.
Hope you all like and participate.
Help us by inviting your friends to the community, feedback/suggestions, and of course asking us whatever issue you may find.
Let’s build a totally new Telecom/IT global community.

BR,
Emmanuel


#4

Hi all,

A new version of the parser has been released. Everyone is strongly advised to download and use the new parser. Also, note that the old parser will/may not work after 1st August :). This we did so that members can get access to the new features and bug fixes.

Otherwise, enjoy and let us know if you run into any issues.

Emmanuel


#5

Hi Emmanuel,
I am having trouble to extract .xml file from Netnumen, The issue is Netnumen OSS already extract file 2G parameters in either .CSV or .xlsx format. I cant understand how you are getting .xml files. Can you please attach some step by step pictures for better understanding.

Thanks


#6

In addition to previous query i am unable to run script, it gives some error. Kindly look into it and suggest what am i doing wrong.

Thanks


#7

@mharris, download and install the latest Java runtime from https://java.com/en/download/.

Let us know if the parser fails again.

Emmanuel


#8

@Emmanuel, Thanks. After latest version of java installed the parser runs.
Can you tell how to extract xml format of ZTE configuration parameters? As far as i know ZTE already extracts data in either CSV or xls format.