Credit Limit Resource Synchronization Issue Between Pipeline And CM
Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2015
Applies to:Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management - Version 22.214.171.124.0 to 126.96.36.199.0 [Release 7.5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Credit limit functionality enabled bot for pipeline and realtime rating, since the business requirement is to monitor a specific resource regardless of the rating type (in this Particular case , usage events are rated with the batch rating, while recurring & one-off fee are rated with real-time engine).
Service has credit floor -100 and threshold on -50 on resource.
Below are the steps for for the issue reproduction:
1. Starting resource balance: -100
2. Balance impact on resource in pipeline for 40. Resource value in pipeline: -60, resource value in CM: -100
3. Usage is not yet loaded to DB by pin_rel and there is event which impact resource for 30 in CM and notification is sent to pipeline about resource change. Resource value in pipeline: -30, resource value in CM: -70
4. Usage rated in point 2 is loaded. Resource value in pipeline: -30, resource value in CM: -30. No events Notification is getting generated because usage is loaded using sqlldr."
This limitation occurs only when:
- If both the usage and non-usage events taken individually, are not enough to breach a specific threshold (while their sum do)
- If the non-usage event arrives exactly between the rating and loading into BRM DB of the usage event.
Please also consider that:
- The pin_rel is executed right after the pipeline rating but a small delay can occur. If an event is rated by real-time pipeline in this delay (as explained above) the alert is not generated
- The real-time rating cannot stopped every time that pin_rel has to load some events on the DB.
Please investigate the issue and clarify the reason of event notification not getting generated and explain how it can be solved?
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