PCC Extensions (3.1)

Apart from the built-in data models for PCC, you can also create your own data models using the Development Toolkit(3.1).

The data models are defined in XML format and then packed up in an *.mzp file that is committed into the system using Command Line Interface(3.1). They will then be available in the regular web interface for provisioning.

To create a PCC Extension data model:

  1. In your DevKit directory, go to the /devkit-<version>/pcc_generation_tools/example/model/ folder.

    Here you will find four example XML files that you can use as a starting point if you do not want to start creating your model from scratch.

  2. Create your data model(s).

  3. Create a *.jar file of your data model(s) by running the following command:

    java -jar mzcli.jar <user name>/<password> --host <platform host> --port <platform port> generate_pcc_classes build/pcf.jar model -resource resource


    If you have configured a properties file for mzcli as described in mzcli(3.1) you can omit <user name>/<password> --host <platform host> --port <platform port> and you will be prompted for the password.

    You should now have a *.jar file created in a new directory called build on the same level as the model folder stated in step 1.

  4. Go to the devkit-<version> directory and create an *.mzp file of your *.jar file by running the following command:

    java -jar lib/devkit.jar pcreate "<package name>" 1.0 pcc_generation_tools/example/build/<package_name_1.0>.mzp -level platform file=pcc_generation_tools/example/build/<package_name>.jar

    You should now have an *.mzp file created in the same build folder as in the previous step.

  5. Copy the *.mzp file to the platform pod by running the following command:

    kubectl cp <package_name_1.0>.mzp platform-0:/opt/mz -n <namespace>
  6. Log into the platform pod by running the following command:

    kubectl exec -n <namespace> -it platform-0 -- bash
  7. Commit the package into your system by running the following command:

    mzsh <user name>/<password> pcommit <package_name_1.0>.mzp
  8. Restart the ui pod by running the following command:

    kubectl rollout restart deployment/ui

    The new data model(s) should now be visible when you click on PCC Extensions in the Manage view in Desktop.

There is an example of a 5G PCF Rules model included in the Development Toolkit(3.1).