Radio Management API (User Exposed)

These API define the calls that can be made by the system user for controlling radio-related features of the WiMAX system. These API are further classified based on the functionality they provide.

Custom Service Class Suport

These APIs will allow the user to create user-defined service flow types apart from the 5 standard service flows supported as a part of the current model.

createServiceFlow(SlideID, direction, priority, classifier-ips, classifier-ports, service_type, service_params)

  • Direction – Uplink or downlink for the class.
  • Priority – priority of the service class
  • Classifier-ips TLV - Source/Destination IP classifiers for flow classification
  • Classifier-ports TLV – Source/Destination port classifiers for flow classification.
  • Service_type - One of the five types – BE/UGS/rtPS/nrtPS/ertPS
  • Service params is the TLV for each service type
  • Return type: Service type id - STID (integer) > 6. 1-5 are reserved for the default service flow types.
  • Note that the service type is created by the Radio management grid service for

a specific slice ID and hence it will be specific to that slice.


  • SliceID identifies the requesting slice.
  • STIDs are the service type ids.
  • Success returns the Service class ID (SCID), which can be used in install or remove.


  • SliceID identifies the requesting slice.
  • Installs all the service flows that are part of the service class SCID.
  • Success results in end – to – end datapath setup between wireless clients and virtual machine slice.


  • SliceID identifies the requesting slice.
  • Un-installs all the service flows that are part of the service class SCID.
  • Success returns ok and nok otherwise.

deleteServiceClass(SlideID, SCID)

  • Deletes the service class corresponding to the specification in the request.
  • Returns success if the service class could be successfully deleted (none of the

flows are actively using these service classifiers).

deleteServiceFlow(SlideID, STID)

  • Results in deletion of service flow type identified by STID if any such flow type exists.
  • Success results in “ok” and “nok” otherwise.

Slice Radio Control

setMinimalMcs(SliceID, MSID, SCID, mcs)

  • Used to set the minimal modulation and coding scheme (MCS) to be used for

that service class. An auto rate provision will select a better MCS based on the observed CINR conditions.

  • The user can chose one among available MCSs as an option for that class.
  • We are still exploring the possibility of setting this per class per MSID. As per our

current understanding, this is difficult.

setFixedMcs(SliceID, MSID, SCID, mcs)

  • Used to set a fixed MCS for a particular service class.
  • This disables the automatic MCS adjustment using measured CINR.
  • If possible we wish to set this mcs value per MSID.

setRadioResource(SliceID, MSID, RR)

  • Information provided by this function should be consulted during initial ranging and connection setup.
  • RR – Radio resource uplink + downlink (set in % - 0 to 100)

setBandwithUlDlRatio(bandwidth UL_DL_ratio)

  • Set supported bandwidth: 10M, 7.5M, 5M Hz
  • Based on RR allocation in set_radio_resource(), this routine allows the user to set

the uplink-downlink ratio as a fraction of the RR.

  • UL_DL_ratio is used as a key to select one among standard UL_DL ratio supported by the BS. All MS has to use the same ul_dl_ratio

Slice Radio Monitoring

getAllClientsInfo( SLICEID )

  • Returns the number of WiMAX clients associated with a particular SLICEID.
  • Return value ranges between 0 and maximum number of clients that can be owned by a slice on success, “nok” otherwise

getClientInfo(SLICE ID, MSID)

  • Returns detailed information about a single client in the network.
  • Information for individual MAC address includes the amount of disk quota, disk space used, and the CPU quota (reserved and used).
  • Returns XML with appropriate parameters on success, “nok” otherwise


  • This mechanism allows every slice to monitor its current usage, and the limits
  • Values returned may vary based on the virtualization technology used - (disk space, CPU).
  • Returns XML with appropriate parameters on success, “nok” otherwise
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