What is SI ?
A web-based application for scheduling ,configuring and executing the generation of SI billing reports.
Java web service for retrieving, processing, and generating HCS SI reports in a Cisco common format.
An automated service for transferring report files to Service Provider (SP) configured SFTP hosts at regular intervals.
A backup repository for previously generated SI billing reports.
Service Inventory Feature Set
Web-based administrative portal for configuring and scheduling daily report generation operations.
Communicates via Secure SOAP protocol (over HTTPS) to CUCDM to request preliminary inventory data set.
The data set contains information about the UC elements configured on CUCDM.
Providers, resellers, customers, sites, subscribers, devices, lines, and features.
SI processes the inventory data and generates an accurate SI Report according to the Cisco Service Inventory Common Format Specification
SI also transfers, via SFTP, the final report output to up to 2 SP-configured SFTP hosts. (Typically billing servers in SP data center.) (2nd SFTP host is Optional)
Report execution is daily (every 24 hrs) @ the configured time. Time is in GMT.
SI retains backup copies of all final reports for a specified time period. Older files are removed automatically. This time period is configurable.
Backup copies of all intermediate and temporary files generated during processing are also retained for logging/debugging purposes. These are aged-out according to the configured time period above also.
Administration portal provides a mechanism for re-transfer of local backup copies (of final reports only) to the previously configured primary SFTP host.
Sign-in with administrator username & password as configured on Linux OS.
Configure Service Inventory host information
Configure primary SFTP host information
(Optional) Configure secondary SFTP host information Set logging level (Optional) Configure alert email information (Optional) Configure additional report customization SAVE
Report Generation Process :-
Report is scheduled and configuration saved by administrator
At proper time, SI web service will “fire” and submit a SOAP request to CUCDM
SI receives ACK from CUCDM
SI sleeps, waking periodically to monitor for file(s).
CUCDM generates report and sends via SFTP to SI
SI sees new file(s), decompresses file(s), and begins processing.
SI completes processing and outputs .si file(s).
SI creates backup copies of all files, including .si, for later retrieval if necessary.
SI transfers .si file(s) to SFTP host(s) as configured on GUI.
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