ABSTRACT: The role of Operations System (OS) functionality is rapidly transitioning from supporting background administrative, engineering,
provisioning, and maintenance processes to supporting essentially real-time customer service provisioning, control, and network
reconfiguration/recovery. The network's increased dependence on the OSs has focused attention on the need for their reliability.
To ensure the reliability of OSs, an overall reliability assurance program that covers the entire life cycle of an OS needs to be
established. Developing reliability requirements is the first step towards realizing such an assurance program.
This document defines the Telcordia view of generic requirements for the reliability of the OS platform, which includes the hardware
and computer operating system software.