1) View BSC and SGSN Statistics
* View Channel and Data Usage
* See running versions
2) Administer Subscribers
* Authorize IMSIs dynamically
* Authorize IMSIs based on IMEI identification
* Name IMSI and IMEI for easily identification
3) Send SMS
* Send SMS to individual subscribers
* Broadcast SMS to attached subscribers (useful for notifying about system upgrade)
4) Administer BTS Settings
* View BTS IP address for easy debugging access
* Change physical channgel configuration for allocating Voice and Data channels as needed
5) Management Scripts
* In case of failure, the backend services can be restarted from the web interface.
Supported init.d scripts are:
6) Additional Scripts
* SubscriberMonitor: Welcome message to new or returning roaming subscribers
* RegisterIMEI: script for individually authorizing subscribers.
Its easier to have OpenBSC scan the network for the current IMEI-IMSI relationship and authorize a SIM card in a device than finding out the IMSI manually.
User only enters IMEI and the script does the rest
* both scripts are managed by hlr_mgmt module and can also be run individually from the command line
Installation & Configuration:
1) Customize the init file to suit your settings. Lines of particular interest are shown below:
# OpenBSC Settings
settings['provider'] = '<<Provider Name>>'
settings['db'] = '/etc/openbsc/hlr.sqlite3'
settings['bsc_ip'] = "127.0.0.1"
settings['sgsn_ip'] = "127.0.0.1"
settings['bsc_port'] = 4242
settings['sgsn_port'] = 4245
If you can produce custom SIM cards with your own MCC/MNC for use in your local network,
you can add your Provider Details at the end of hlr_mgmt/mcc_mnc.csv following the format:
2) Install osmo-oohmi. This installation process resolves all the required dependencies and sets up its init scripts.
sudo python setup.py install
3) Verify installation:
python setup.py nosetests
If the above command generates errors, try to fix these before running the software
4) Run the Server for the first time:
OPTIONAL DEVELOPER INFO:
the server can also be invoked manually as shown below
# pserve is a nice python daemonizing function, customize the execution of the hlr_mgmt module by changing runtime flags.
pserve production.ini start
5) Access the Web Interface