Zabbix Monitoring for BTS

Introduction

This guide will explain how to use Zabbix for monitoring BTS.

For installing Zabbix Server and basic configurations for Zabbix and the BTS , please refer to: Zabbix Monitoring for Basestation.

There are 3 main categories:

  • Critical triggers:
  • When the application restarted
  • When the Basestation is down
  • Unmet demands
    Showing when the network was unable to meet the demands of MSs with an indication of the cause.
  • RF Measurements
    Shows the Noise value.

Monitoring Triggers

From Zabbix frontend, navigate to Monitor -> problems to see list of the triggers.

Basestation Stopped

When the Basestation stops, will show a trigger named Basestation Stopped with high severity.

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when the Basestation is up again, the trigger will be auto resolved and the severity will be cleared.

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Application Restarted

When Yate-sdr service restarts it will show a trigger named Yate-sdr service restarted with average severity.
This trigger automatically clears itself after successful restart of the service and mostly doesn’t require any action from the admin.

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Monitoring Unmet Demands

Unmet demands shows some indications that MSs are failing to connect or to use the network resources. It meant to give an idea where the problem is happening and how dangerous its affecting the network. This graph is to give a clue of the problem and cannot be used for troubleshooting.

From Zabbix frontend, navigate to Monitor -> Graphs -> Select Group/ host -> Select BTS Unmet Demands graph from the drop down menu. The graph will show:

  • RACH Success Rate
  • Handover Success Rate
  • Paging Success Rate
  • SDCCH Assignment Success Rate
  • TCH Assignment Success Rate
  • Call FER
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RF Measurements

Shows the Noise value as an indication of the Rf environment. 

From Zabbix frontend, navigate to Monitor -> Graphs -> Select Group/ host -> Select BTS Noise

 

YateBTS noise graphic