Understanding the Status Page

The Status Page–System Pane

Figure 22: Timing Client Status Page—System Pane

Timing
Client Status Page—System Pane

Table 5 describes the elements that appear on the Status page—System Pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 5: Elements on the Timing Client Status Page—System Pane

Element

Description

Overall Information SectionThis section provides general information about the Timing Client.

Hostname

The name assigned to the Timing Client. You can use the admin page to assign a name to the server.

Model

The model name of your Timing Client.

Location

Indicates the physical location where the Timing Client is installed.

System SN

The serial number of the Timing Client.

Local Time

The time set on the clock of the Timing Client.

Software Version

The version of software installed on the Timing Client.

Hardware Version

The version of the Timing Client hardware.

FPGA Version

The version of FPGA installed on the Timing Client.

Up Time

Displays how long the Timing Client has been running since the last power up.

Temperature

Shows the temperature of the Timing Client.

Network Interface SectionThis section provides information about the Timing Client network connections.

Port

Indicates the Timing Client port which the address and state information corresponds to.

Address

The IP address and MAC address used by the Timing Client port.

State

The connectivity state of the port with the network.

DNS Servers Window

This window lists the DNS servers the Timing Client is accessing.

The Status Page—Alarm Pane

The Alarm pane provides valuable information about the health of the system. The Alarm pane provides the necessary information to identify and analyze issues that may be caused as a result of a system problem or an issue external to the system.

Figure 23: Timing Client Status Page—Alarm Pane

Timing Client Status Page—Alarm Pane

Table 6 describes the elements that appear on the Status page—Alarm Pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 6: Elements on the Timing Client Status Page—Alarm Pane

Element

Description

Alarms SectionThis section lists the alarms the Timing Client issues.

Alarms Window

This window displays the alarms the Timing Client issues.

Time

Indicates the time an alarm occurred.

Severity

Indicates the severity of the generated alarm.

Entity

Indicates the entity this alarm is associated with. Alarms can be associated with an input/output or with the whole system.

Alarm

Describes the alarm. See Table 23 for details.

The Status Page—E1 Pane

Figure 24: Timing Client Status Page—E1 Pane

Timing Client Status Page—E1 Pane

Table 7 describes the elements that appear on the Status page—E1 Pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 7: Elements on the Timing Client Status Page—E1 Pane

Element

Description

E1 SectionThis section provides information about elements used by the Timing Client to maintain E1 parameters.

E1 Window

This section enables the setting of the E1 parameters on the Timing Client.

Port

This section indicates the E1 port number of the Timing Client.

Output Mode

Indicates the output modes of the E1 ports on the Timing Client.

Type

Indicates the type of port- BITS on the Timing Client.

Frame Status

Describes the Framing Status of the E1 output ports on the Timing Client as the follows:

  • SF, Super-Frame
  • ESF, Extended Super-Frame

Describes the Framing Status of the T1 input ports on the Timing Client as follows:

  • Normal
  • LFA, Loss of Frame Alignment
  • LMFA, Loss of Multi-Frame Alignment
  • RA, Remote Alarm
  • RAR, Remote Alarm Recovery
  • FAR, Frame Alignment Recovery
  • RRA, Receive Remote Alarm

Line Coding Status

Describes Line Coding of the E1 output ports on the Timing Client as follows:

  • B8ZS, Bipolar 8-Zero Substitution.

Describes Line Coding of the E1 input ports on the Timing Client as follows:

  • Normal
  • LOS, Loss of Signal
  • LOF, Loss of Frame

SSM

Indicates the E1 Synchronization Status Message for the respective port, and describes the stratum level of the signal as follows:

  • E1_QUALITY_UNKNOWN
  • E1_REC_G_811
  • E1_SSU_A
  • SSU_B
  • E1_SETS
  • E1_DO_NOT_USE

Admin State

Indicates the Port Administration Status in either Disable or Enable mode

The Status Page—Timing Pane

Figure 25: Timing Client Status Page—Timing Pane

Timing Client Status Page—Timing Pane

Table 8 describes the elements that appear on the Status page—Timing Pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 8: Elements on the Timing Client Status Page—Timing Pane

Element

Description

Frequency SectionDescribes the status of frequency synchronization.

Current Sync Source

Indicates the reference source used by the Timing Client for frequency synchronization.

Input Quality

Indicates the frequency accuracy, and Stratum level (1 to 3).

State

Indicates the state of the Timing Client as a frequency source:

  • Acquiring—in process to lock to a provisioned reference
  • Lock—locked to a provisional reference
  • Freerun—no reference is available
  • Holdover—in holdover state after all references are disqualified.

Note: Needs to be in the lock state for > 8 hours before holdover state is qualified.

Oscillator Type

The type of oscillator installed in the Timing Client.

Output Stratum

Stratum level: 1 to 3

Time Section

Describes status for timing synchronization.

Current Sync Source

Indicates the reference source used by the Timing Client.

Input Quality

Input Time accuracy, Stratum 1 to 3.

State

State of the Timing Client as a time source:

  • Acquiring—in process to lock to a provisioned reference
  • Lock—locked to a provisional reference
  • Freerun—no reference is available
  • Holdover—in holdover state after all references are disqualified

Output Stratum

Output Stratum level: 1 to 3

Synch Source Priority Section

Describes the priority of various available clock references the Timing Client uses for synchronization.

Priority List

Lists all available clock references in orders of priority for synchronization.

Timing Output SectionDescribes the configuration of the timing outputs.

1/5/10Mhz Output

Indicates if the output frequency of the 1/5/10 MHz. output is either 1MHz, 5MHz, or 10MHz.

PPx Output

Indicates the availability of the PPx output. Available options are PPS, PPM, PPS2 or PPH.

The Status Page—PTP Pane

Figure 26: Timing Client Status Page—PTP Pane

Timing Client Status Page—PTP Pane

Table 9 describes the elements that appear on the Status page—PTP Pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 9: Elements on the Timing Client Status Page—PTP Pane

Element

Description

PTP SectionThis section provides PTP information pertaining to the Timing Client.

Version Number

IEEE 1588-2008 version number.

Port Status

Indicates the current state of the PTP port. The values are:

  • PTP_STATE_INITIALIZING
  • PTP_STATE_FAULTY
  • PTP_STATE_DISALBED
  • PTP_STATE_LISTENING
  • PTP_STATE_PRE_MASTER
  • PTP_STATE_MASTER
  • PTP_STATE_PASSIVE
  • PTP_STATE_UNCALIBRATED

Mode

Indicates that the Timing Client is a PTP slave.

GM Clock Class

Indicates the traceability of the time or frequency distributed by the PTP Grandmaster clock. Clock classes are defined by the IEEE 1588-2008 spec, and are used in the Best Master Clock algorithm.

GM Clock Accuracy

Indicates the clock accuracy of the PTP Grandmaster clock. Clock accuracy value is also used in the Best Master Clock algorithm.

GM Priority-1

Indicates the priority-1 value of the PTP Grandmaster clock. The values range from 0 to 255. Priority-1 value is used in the Best Master Clock algorithm.

GM Priority-2

Indicates the priority-2 value of the PTP Grandmaster clock. The values range from 0 to 255. Priority-2 value is used in the Best Master Clock algorithm.

Domain Number

Indicates the current PTP domain which the Timing Client participates in.

GM Clock Variance

Indicates the inherent precision of the PTP Grandmaster clock. Clock variance is used in the BMC (Best Master Clock) algorithm.

Delay Mechanism

Indicates the delay measurement between the Grandmaster and slave. The system supports E2E.

LI-59

Indicates the last minute of the current UTC day contains 59 seconds. This field is used during leap second correction.

LI-61

Indicates the last minute of the current UTC day contains 61 seconds. This field is used during leap second correction.

Clock Identity

Indicates the local clock identity in 64 bits UUID.

Two Steps

Indicates the option for using one step or two step functions for the PTP protocol.

Port Number

Indicates the port number of the Grandmaster the PTP communicates with.

Offset From Master

Indicates the time difference between the TCA6500 Timing Client and the PTP Grandmaster.

Parent Src Port ID

Indicates the source port ID of the Grandmaster clock.

GM Current UTC Offset

Displays the offset between TAI and UTC for the Grandmaster clock. When the Grandmaster is locked to GPS. The current value of the UTC offset is 33.

GM Freq Traceable

Shows whether the frequency determining the time scale of the Grandmaster clock is traceable to a primary standard.

GM Time Traceable

Indicates whether the timestamp of the Grandmaster clock is traceable to a primary standard.

GM Time Source

Indicates the time source currently in use by the Grandmaster clock. Available options are GPS or Internal clock.

GM PTP Timescale

Displays the clock time scale of the Grandmaster clock. Available options are TRUE if it is PTP, or FALSE if not PTP.

Sync Interval

Indicates the number of sync packet per second the Grandmaster sends. Values are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64 packets per second.

Announce Interval

Indicates how long in seconds for the Grandmaster to send the announce packet. The values are one packet per 1, 2, 4 or 8 seconds.

Delay Req Interval

Indicates the number of delay packet per second the Grandmaster sends. Values are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64 packets per second.

PTP STATThis section displays the PTP statistics pertaining to the Timing Client.

Port Type

Indicates that the port of the Timing Client is a slave.

Valid Sync Msgs Rcvd

Indicates the total number of valid synchronization messages received by the Timing Client from the PTP source.

Valid Announce Msgs Rcvd

Indicates the total number of valid announce messages received by the Timing Client from the PTP source.

Valid Delay Responses Rcvd

Indicates the total number of valid delay responses received by the Timing Client from the PTP source.

Invalid Followup Msgs Rcvd

Indicates the total number of invalid follow up messages received by the Timing Client from the PTP source.

Invalid Delay Responses Rcvd

Indicates the total number of invalid delay responses received by the Timing Client from the PTP source.

Valid Followup Msgs Rcvd

Indicates the total number of valid follow up messages received by the Timing Client from the PTP source.

Valid Delay Req Sent

Indicates the total number of valid delay requests sent from the Timing Client to the PTP source.

Invalid Sync Msgs Rcvd

Indicates the total number of invalid synchronization messages received by the Timing Client from the PTP source.

Invalid Announce Msgs Rcvd

Indicates the total number of invalid announce messages received by the Timing Client from the PTP source.

Clear Stat Button

Click to clear PTP statistics.

Note: Read-Only users cannot clear the displayed PTP statistics.

The Status Page—GPS Pane (When GPS Option Is Connected)

Figure 27: Timing Client Status Page—GPS Pane

Timing Client Status Page—GPS Pane

Table 10 describes the elements that appear on the Status page—GPS Pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 10: Elements on the Timing Client Status Page—GPS Pane

Element

Description

GPS SectionThis section provides information about the GPS functionality

Receiver Description

Indicates the source that the Timing Client uses to synchronize time.

Receiver Status

Indicates the GPS receiver status of the Timing Client clock. Option states are:

  • Good—Receiver is functioning normally
  • No GPS Time.
  • Doing Fixes—GPS receiver is tracking minimum of three satellites for position solution
  • No Usable Satellites.
  • Survey in Progress—GPS board is in self-survey mode and waiting to complete. Do not move unit until finished.
  • Position is Questionable—Saved stored position does not track to the GPS location while tracking present moment.
  • Almanac not Complete—GPS constellation information not completely downloaded. Upon initial power-on, can take up to 12.5 minutes.
  • Not Tracking Satellites.
  • Only X usable satellite(s).
  • The chosen Satellite is unusable.
  • TRAIM rejected the fix— Timing Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring, only in Timing GPS boards, will disregard satellite with highest residual range rate.

Antenna Status

Indicates the condition of the connection between the Timing Client sync-server and the antenna.

  • Open—Electronically open.
  • Short—Electronically short.
  • Good—Electronically good.

Antenna Voltage

Indicates the antenna voltage. Available options are 3.3v or 5.0v

Anti-Jamming

Indicates whether the anti-jamming functionality of the Resolution SMT GPS Timing Receiver is enabled or disabled.

Note: This field is visible only if the TCA6500 Timing Client uses the Resolution SMT GPS Timing Receiver.

Position

Indicates the coordinates of the Timing Client antenna.

Altitude

Indicates the height of the antenna as determined using GPS information relative to sea level.

Number of Usable Satellites

Indicates the number of satellites observed.

Satellites SectionThis window provides information about the satellites to which the Timing Client has established a connection.

Sat Number

Indicates the number of the satellite observed.

Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)

Indicates the strength of the satellite signal. Typical SNR value should be 4 AMU or higher.

Status

Indicates the communication status between the satellite and the Timing Client.

  • Acquired—Communication is established.
  • Never Acquired—Communication with a satellite has never been established.