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An introduction to the YateMMI
The Yate MMI's purpose if that of allowing a swift and easy configuration of all the Yate-based products: YateUCN, YateHSS/HLR, SatSite and STP>
The configuration procedures are easy, without an excess of technical information. The YateMMI does not demand special training or a dedicated network administrator to handle the overall configuration (especially not for the standard settings).
The YateMMI is installed on the first product you purchased or can be installed on a separate equipment, and can be accessed remotely from any part of the world. It uses the JSON API of each equipment. The MMI was created with the purpose of aiding operators in typical configuration scenarios. For more special configuration scenarios, a dedicated extension will be provided.
The Yate MMI allows to set generic information about the network, the roaming partners settings, the interconnect settings, the equipment settings, as well as the subscriber management for the YateHSS/HLR. All these configurations are done though wizards (link here).
Types of equipment
Our main RAN equipment is the SatSite Model 142, a complete 4G LTE eNodeB, containing both the radio and baseband functions. It can also be configured via software to operate as a 2.5G GSM/GPRS BTS+BSC.
For configuring and managing the SatSite via the YateMMI, refer to the following pages:
1. [link SatSite YateMMI LTE Configuration]
2. [link SatSite YateMMI GSM Configuration]
Our main core network equipment are:
- YateUCN, a unified core network solution that implements the functions below in software, in a single, commodity hardware server:
- all the functions and protocols of the LTE EPC (MME, S-GW, P-GW, PCRF, and PCEF)
- all the functions and protocols of the LTE VoLTE IMS P-CSCF, I/S-CSCF, IWF, and BGW
- all the functions and protocols of the GSM/GPRS core network (MSC/VLR/SGSN/GGSN/GMSC)
- YateHSS/HLR, the subscriber server for GSM, UMTS, LTE, IMS, WiFi networks, using both Diameter and SS7 MAP for authentication
YateMMI is organized in various contexts:
- My Network
- Subscriber Management
Each context has multiple modules and each of these modules can be either enabled or disabled. Contexts use wizards for a step-by-step configuration. To find out more about each wizard's fields, read the explanations marked with the ? (question mark).
There are different wizards for each equipment type. Each wizard was designed with the purpose of generating all the necessary SS7, Diameter and equipment-specific settings.
After setting up the equipment the administrator has to confirm if he wants the settings applied. A chron (link) will apply the settings to the equipment and will notify the administrator if the configuration was successful or not.
Currenty, the Network Settings tab has two setup types:
- Just YateHSS/HLR
- Extend a network
- Configure an entire network
The first setup is performed through pools that allow the administrator to setup an entire range of Yate-based products (multiple SatSites, YateUCNs, YateHSS/HLR(s) and YateSTP(s).
The second setup allows adding an new equipment to the already setup network.