Release Notes

Aerial RAN CoLab Over-the-Air (ARC-OTA) v1.2

The release manifest can be found in the Installation Guide.

The release notes for the ASDK and OAI gNB can be found at https://developer.nvidia.com/aerial-sdk and https://gitlab.eurecom.fr/oai/cn5g/oai-cn5g-fed/-/blob/master/docs/ADVANCE_DEPLOYMENT.md. OAI CN detailed feature set and release notes can be found at https://gitlab.eurecom.fr/oai/cn5g/oai-cn5g-fed/-/blob/master/README.md.

  • Support for the Dell R750 platform to host gNB

  • Support for converged cards A100X

  • Kernel cmdline configuration updated.

  • Updates to the core assignment in the Aerial configuration.

  • Updates to PTP and phc2sys core assignment.

  • Changes to phc2sys cmdline.

  • Changes to the L2 Docker run cmd to use all non isolated cores.

  • Changes to the L2 configuration, max DL MCS defaults to 25.

  • Removal of unnecessary ORU firmware installation step because of Foxconn firmware default updates.

  • OAI_Aerial_v2.0 updated to OAI_Aerial_v2.2.1 throughout.

ARC-OTA A1.0 included the following OPENAIR-CN-5G network elements:

  • Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF)

  • Authentication Server Management Function (AUSF)

  • Location Management Function (LMF)

  • Network Exposure Function (NEF)

  • Network Repository Function (NRF)

  • Network Slicing Selection Function (NSSF)

  • Network Data Analytics Function (NWDAF)

  • Policy Control Function (PCF)

  • Session Management Function (SMF)

  • Unified Data Management (UDM)

  • Unified Data Repository (UDR)

  • User Plane Function (UPF) with 2 variants:

    • Simple Implementation (with a eBPF option) (UPF)

    • VPP-Based Implementation (UPF-VPP)

  • Unstructured Data Storage Function (UDSF)

256 QAM is not supported on ARC-OTA. You must disable 256 QAM support by issuing the following command at the gNB command license:

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--gNBs.[0].force_256qam_off


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