28 Installing GPRS AAA Manager

This chapter explains how to install the Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) GPRS AAA Manager software. The GPRS AAA Manager package includes both GPRS AAA Manager and a subset of Services Framework AAA Manager, which is installed as a dependent component during installation.


GPRS AAA Manager is an optional feature that requires a separate license.

Before you read this document, you should be familiar with BRM concepts and architecture. See BRM Concepts.

System Requirements

GPRS AAA Manager is available for the HP-UX IA64, Solaris, AIX, and Linux operating systems. For information on disk space requirements for these operating systems, see "Disk Space Requirements" in BRM Installation Guide.

Software Requirements

Before installing GPRS AAA Manager, install the following software:

  • Third-Party software, which includes the PERL libraries and JRE required for installing BRM components. See "Installing the Third-Party Software" in BRM Installation Guide.

  • BRM. See "Putting Together Your BRM System" in BRM Installation Guide.

  • Oracle 10g or Oracle 11g.

  • Resource Reservation Manager.


    If you offer concurrent use of multiple GPRS services or multiple GPRS sessions for a single customer account, you should also install Resource Reservation Manager before running GPRS AAA Manager. GPRS AAA Manager does not require Resource Reservation Manager to support concurrent sessions; however, without Resource Reservation Manager, you may encounter revenue leakage. For information about Resource Reservation Manager, see "Reserving Resources for Concurrent Network Sessions" in BRM Configuring and Collecting Payments.

Installing GPRS AAA Manager


If you have already installed the product, features that are already installed cannot be reinstalled without uninstalling them first. To reinstall a feature, uninstall it and then install it again.

To install GPRS AAA Manager:

  1. Download the software to a temporary directory (temp_dir).


    • If you download to a Windows workstation, use FTP to copy the .bin file to a temporary directory on your UNIX server.

    • You must increase the heap size used by the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) before running the installation program to avoid ”Out of Memory” error messages in the log file. For information, see "Increasing Heap Size to Avoid 'Out of Memory' Error Messages" in BRM Installation Guide.

  2. Go to the directory where you installed the Third-Party package and source the source.me file.


    You must source the source.me file to proceed with installation, otherwise ”suitable JVM not found” and other error messages appear.

    Bash shell:

    source source.me.sh

    C shell:

    source source.me.csh
  3. Go to the temp_dir directory and enter this command:


    where, platform is the operating system name.


    You can use the -console parameter to run the installation in command-line mode. To enable a graphical user interface (GUI) installation, install a GUI application such as X Windows and set the DISPLAY environment variable before you install the software.
  4. Follow the instructions displayed during installation. The default installation directory for GPRS AAA Manager is opt/portal/7.5.


    The installation program does not prompt you for the installation directory if BRM or GPRS AAA Manager is already installed on the machine and automatically installs the package at the BRM_Home location.
  5. Go to the directory where you installed the GPRS AAA Manager package and source the source.me file:

    Bash shell:

    source source.me.sh

    C shell:

    source source.me.csh
  6. Go to the BRM_Home/setup directory and run the pin_setup script.


    The pin_setup script starts all required BRM processes.
  7. If your event tables are partitioned, run the partition_utils utility with the -o update parameter from the BRM_Home/apps/partition_utils directory:

    perl partition_utils.pl -o update

    For more information, see "Updating Partitions" and "partition_utils" in BRM System Administrator's Guide.

Your GPRS AAA Manager installation is now complete.

Uninstalling GPRS AAA Manager

To uninstall GPRS AAA Manager, run the BRM_Home/uninstaller/GPRS_AAA_Mgr/uninstaller.bin.