E1AP Client Test Suite Data Sheet
Test Suite:
E1AP Client Test Suite
Direction:
Client

E1 Application protocol (E1AP) provides the signalling service between the gNB-CU-CP and the gNB-CU-UP of a gNB within an NG-RAN, or between the gNB-CU-CP and the gNB-CU-UP of an en-gNB within an E-UTRAN. The services provided by the E1AP are divided to UE-associated and non UE-associated. The UE-associated services are related to one UE and the non UE-associated services are related to the E1 interface. The E1AP is transferred over SCTP. The E1AP protocol is defined in TS 38.463. The E1AP Client Test Suite has been designed to act as a malicious gNB-CU-CP that sends exceptional messages to the tested entity which is gNB-CU-UP.

Used specifications

Specification
Title
3GPP TS 38.463

5G; NG-RAN; E1 Application Protocol (E1AP)

Tool-specific information

Tested Interface
Notes
E1

Test suite acts as gNB-CU-CP to test gNB-CU-UP.

Tested messages
Specifications
Bearer Context Modification Confirm

3GPP TS 38.463

Bearer Context Modification Request

3GPP TS 38.463

Bearer Context Release Command

3GPP TS 38.463

Bearer Context Setup Request

3GPP TS 38.463

E1 Release Response

3GPP TS 38.463

Error Indication

3GPP TS 38.463

GNB-CU-CP Configuration Update

3GPP TS 38.463

GNB-CU-UP Configuration Update Acknowledge

3GPP TS 38.463

GNB-CU-UP E1 Setup Response

3GPP TS 38.463

Reset Acknowledge

3GPP TS 38.463

Test tool general features
  • Fully automated black-box negative testing
  • Ready-made test cases
  • Written in Java(tm)
  • GUI command line remote interface modes
  • Instrumentation (health-check) capability
  • Support and maintenance
  • Comprehensive user documentation
  • Results reporting and analysis