Wednesday Feb 20, 2013

Brokering in Three Dimensions: Oracle Communications Service Broker Successors

Now that the successors of Oracle Communications Service Broker have been released, we’d like to provide some information about the documentation for these products. This information was provided by Osnat Rabi, Service Delivery Platform (SDP) InfoDev Team Lead. Osnat has been working in the Telecommunications industry for over 17 years at various companies as a software engineer, project manager, system engineer, and product manager. Her passion for writing and organization have kept her close to product documentation throughout her career and she is now leading the documentation and curriculum effort for the SDP team.

The successors to Oracle Communications Service Broker are:

  • Oracle Communications Converged Application Server, Service Controller 6.1
  • Oracle Communications Online Mediation Controller 6.1
  • Oracle Communications Policy Controller 6.1

In the previous release, these three products belonged to the same product line, Oracle Communications Service Broker. In release 6.1, each of the Oracle Communications Service Broker products is marketed as a separate product and has separate documentation. Some of the content is generic across the three products (for example, the Concepts and Installation Guide) and some of the content is product-specific.

In addition to documenting all of the new features for this release, we made the following improvements (the links below, from Oracle Technology Network, where the doc is common across the three products, are for the Oracle Communications Converged Application Server, Service Controller version):

  • Oracle Communications Converged Application Server, Service Controller documentation now has an Implementation Guide that describes the various product use cases and how to set them up.
  • All of the information about service orchestration is now consolidated in one book, the Orchestration User's Guide. In that book you can read about the concepts of orchestration, how to configure the Orchestration Engine, and how to use the Orchestration Studio to create service orchestration logic. 
  • We created three new Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) documents. You can consult the PICS documents to understand the standard protocols that are supported by the products and determine what standard requirements are met by the product's protocol implementation. There is one for each product: 
  • The Processing Domain Configuration Guide and Signaling Domain Configuration Guide have been renamed to Modules Configuration Guide and Signaling Server Units Configuration Guide. They cover configuration of Interworking Modules (IMs) and Signaling Server Units (SSUs).
  • The five Service Broker Java API References are now consolidated into the Configuration and Runtime MBean Java API Reference, which covers all of the configuration MBeans and runtime MBeans of the three products.
  • The configuration documentation describes how to configure modules and SSUs using the Administration Console, and no longer provide a reference of the Configuration MBeans. The Configuration MBeans are described in the Configuration and Runtime MBean Java API Reference.

The documentation for these three products are available for download on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and on the Oracle Technology Network. Documentation is available in PDF and HTML format, as well as ePub and Mobi formats for mobile devices.

We value your feedback! You can either respond to this blog or contact Oracle Communications Information Development using our email alias: cgbu_docfeedback_us_grp@oracle.com.

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This is a blog from the Oracle Communications Information Development team, led by Cheryl Lander, Sr. Director. She and members of her team from various functions (writers, curriculum developers, and architects) and product lines will share their approach to documentation and curriculum, all with the goal of getting feedback to improve their deliverables. We'd like to thank Joe Sciallo, UCS Tech Writer (former Sun) for pushing us into the social media world. The primary team driving this blog is called "Joe and the Blogettes"; other members include Brenda Roldan (BSS Tech Writer), Jodie Wilford (OSS InfoDev Director), Leif Lourie (SDP Curriculum Developer), and Scott T. Miller (Documentation Architect).

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