bscontrol aggregate manager
The ORBIT service to manage basestations named bscontrol, which manages the basestations, including power/rf on/off status, power and frequency selection, and other physical parameters.
To use this service, install the package omf-aggmgr-bscontrol-5.4 from the ORBIT repository
The following basestation types are supported, although with varying subsets of features. At a minimum, they support RF On and Off.
Datapath features are currently managed by bscontrol, but will be migrated to a new service, dpcontrol, for additional flexibility, as the EPC/ ASNgw is often centrally managed for many eNBs. This will allow cross technology management of assigning users/device to specific networks/vlans/service classes.
The main configuration file is in /etc/omf-aggmgr-5.4/enabled/bscontrol.yaml Command line options needed are specific to each basestation type.
The types themselves are defined/listed in
Calls to bscontrol are simple REST calls, of the format
For calls requiring an input value, they are specified as
dpcontrol aggregate manager
dpcontrol is used to control client datapaths, in asn-gws and EPCs. Control is done via a REST API, wrapping calls to underlying software. The underlying software, either asn-gw, or EPC, is configured by editing the relevant text files or database.
This is responsible for registering and authenticating clients, as well as associating them with a vlan or network. The network control is done via openvswitch or the click software router, as appropriate.
- to successfully restart asngw:
- restart asngw
- restart omf
- restart asngw again