Understanding the Config Page

The Config Page—Network Pane

Figure 29: Timing Client Config Page—Network Pane

Timing Client Config Page—Network Pane

Table 11 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—Network pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 11: Elements on the Timing Client Config Page—Network Pane

Element

Description

Network SectionThis section allows you to change the network related parameters for the Timing Client.

LAN1 Radio Buttons

Indicates that the network setting is for LAN1.

IP Address

The IP address assigned to the selected port.

Mask

The subnet mask assigned to the selected port.

Gateway

The IP address of the gateway the Timing Client uses to communicate across the network.

Primary DNS

The IP address of the primary DNS used by the Timing Client.

Secondary DNS

IP address of the secondary DNS used by the Timing Client.

Domain

Domain name of the LAN.

Mode

The method used by the Timing Client to obtain an IP address.

  • Static—Choose this option button to manually assign an IP address.
  • DHCP—Select this option button if you want the DHCP server to assign an IP address to the Timing Client automatically.
  • Apply Button—Click to activate the mode you have selected.

Speed

Allows you to select either 100Mbps or 10Mbps for the LAN port.

Duplex

Allows you to select either full or half duplex mode for the LAN port.

Auto Negotiation

Allows you to enable or disable autonegotiation for the LAN port.

Ping

Allows you to ping a device on the network.

  • Go Button—Click this button to run the ping command.
VLAN SectionThis section allows you to configure or change the VLAN related parameters for the Timing Client.

VLAN

Use the option button to configure or change the VLAN settings for the Ethernet port.

IP Address

Enter the IP address for the selected VLAN.

Mask

Enter the subnet mask assigned to the selected VLAN.

Id

Enter the VLAN ID ranging from 2 through 4095, which is used to identify the VLAN encapsulation packet.

Priority

Enter a priority value for the VLAN header to be used for differential services transporting the packet. This value ranges from 0 through 7.

Mode

Select a mode to be used by the Timing Client to obtain an IP address for the VLAN.

  • Static—Select this option to manually assign an IP address for the VLAN.
  • DHCP—Select this option if you want the IP address to be automatically assigned for the VLAN by using the DHCP server.

Enable

Use the option button to enable or disable VLAN encapsulation for IP packets.

Apply

Click to save and implement the changes.

The Config Page—Timing Pane

Figure 30: Timing Client Config Page—Timing Pane

Timing Client Config Page—Timing
Pane

Table 12 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—Timing pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 12: Elements on the Timing Client Config Page—Timing Pane

Element

Description

Timing Config SectionThis section allows the user to configure the timing output options on the Timing Client.

PPx

Allows user to set PPS, PP2S, PPM, or PPH signal for the PPx output port. Click the Apply button to commit the changes.

PPS Squelch

Allows you to turn on or off the PPS squelch.

  • Yes—The PPS squelch is turned on, thereby disabling the PPS output when the TCA system is not locked to GPS or PTP.
  • No (default)—The PPS squelch is turned off, thereby enabling the PPS output even when the TCA system is not locked to GPS or PTP.

Holdover State

Allows you to set the TCA system to remain in the holdover state or change to the internal state after 24 hours of holdover state.

  • Yes—The system remains in the holdover state instead of changing to the internal state after 24 hours of holdover state. However, the system changes to the internal state when the signal is lost during acquisition, locking, or resetting the system.
  • No (default)—The system changes to the internal state after 24 hours of holdover state.

1/5/10MHz

Allows you to set the frequency of the 1/5/10MHz output port.

Time Zone SectionAllows you to set the local time zones.

Antenna Voltage

Allows you to set the antenna voltage. Available options are 3.3v or 5v.

Antenna Cable Delay Compensation (ns)

Allows you to set the ability to compensate for varying cable lengths.

SNR

Allows you to set the signal strength display format to be either AMU or dBHz.

Note: This field is not visible if the TCA6500 Timing Client uses the Resolution SMT GPS Timing Receiver. The AMU is not an industry standard unit of measurement.

Synch Source Priority SectionAllows you to configure the priority of various synchronization reference sources. Available options are N/A, GPS, PTP or Internal

Priority List

Allows you to enable a priority to be assigned to a reference source. The sync source list is arranged in orders of priority, with 1 being the highest order.

Apply

Allows you to save the current configuration and apply to memory

AntiJamming SectionThis section allows you to enable or disable the anti-jamming capability of the Resolution SMT GPS Timing Receiver.

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

Anti-Jamming

Allows you to enable or disable the anti-jamming capability of the Resolution SMT GPS Timing Receiver.

  • Enable—Enables the anti-jamming capability of the Resolution SMT GPS Timing Receiver.
  • Disable—Disables the anti-jamming capability of the Resolution SMT GPS Timing Receiver.

Apply button

Allows you to save the anti-jamming configuration.

The Config Page—E1 Pane

Figure 31: Timing Client Config Page—E1 Pane

Timing Client Config Page—E1 Pane

Table 13 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—E1 pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 13: Elements on the Timing Client Config Page—E1 Pane

Element

Description

E1 Output Configuration SectionThis windows displays the available E1 output ports and their current configuration.

Port

Port number.

Mode

Describes E1 port mode as BITS.

Frame

  • E1 Framing modes
  • CRC4 = Common Channel Signaling (CCS) +CRC4
  • No CRC4 = Common Channel Signaling (CCS)
  • Channel Associated Signaling (CAS) is NOT supported

Coding

Describes E1 line coding, AMI or HDB3

LBO

E1 Line Build Out (DB):

  • 0dB
  • –7.5dB
  • –15dB
  • –22.5dB

TxClk

Describes the Tx clock source as internal

RxSen

Describes the Rx clock sensitivity as auto

SSM

Describes Synchronization Status Message state. Options are Enabled or Disabled

State

Describes admin state. Options are Enabled or Disabled

Edit Button

Allows the user to edit the parameters of the selected output port using the pull-down manuals at the bottom of the screen

Port Number

Allows the user to configure the port number.

Mode

Allows user to configure E1 port mode. For the current software release, only BITS is supported.

Framing

Allows user to configure E1 Framing modes:

  • CRC4 = Common Channel Signaling (CCS) +CRC4
  • No CRC4 = Common Channel Signaling (CCS)
  • Channel Associated Signaling (CAS) is NOT supported

Line Coding

Allows user to configure E1 line coding. For the current software release, only HDB3 is supported.

Line Build Out (LBO)

E1 Line Build Out (DB):

  • 0dB
  • –7.5dB
  • –15dB
  • –22.5dB

Tx Clock Source

Allows the user to configure TX clock source. For the current software release, only Internal is supported.

Rx Sensitivity

Allows the user to configure the Rx Clock Sensitivity. Options are:

  • Auto
  • Short Haul
  • Long Haul

SSM State

Allows the user to configure Synchronization Status Message state. Options are Enabled or Disabled.

The Config Page—PTP Pane

Figure 32: Timing Client Config Page—PTP Pane

Timing Client Config Page—PTP Pane

Table 14 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—PTP pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 14: Elements on the Timing Client Config Page—PTP Pane

Element

Description

PTP Config SectionThis window lists devices with which the Timing Client has a PTP relationship

Telecom Profile

Two options are available–Enabled and Disabled

Priority 1

Field not configurable

Priority 2

Field not configurable

Domain Number

Enter a value ranging between 0-254 to set the domain number associated with the network broadcast domain the Timing Client will join.

Delay Req Mode

Two options are available. Unicast or Multicast

Log Mean Delay Req Interval

Available options: 32 or 64 packets/second

Log Mean Announce Interval

Field not configurable

Log Mean Sync Interval

Field not configurable

Announce Receipt Timeout

Configurable options 2-10

DSCP

Enter the Differential Service (DiffServ) value for the IP packet.

Note: This should be configured to Explicit Forward (EF) which is a value of 46 decimal.

Apply

Click to save the PTP configuration.

Unicast SectionThis section allows you to configure the unicast related parameters.

Sync

Select the sync message rate that the Timing Client requests from the Grandmaster. The available options are:

  • 32 packet/sec
  • 64 packet/sec

Note: It is recommended to select 64 packet/sec.

Delay

Select the delay response message rate that the Timing Client requests from the Grandmaster. The available options are:

  • 32 packet/sec
  • 64 packet/sec

Note: It is recommended to select 64 packet/sec.

Announce

Select the announce message rate that the Timing Client requests from the Grandmaster. The available options are:

  • 1 packet/1 sec
  • 1 packet/2 sec
  • 1 packet/4 sec
  • 1 packet/8 sec

Duration

Enter the Timing Client expiration duration for sending signaling messages without receiving an acknowledgement from the Grandmaster. This value ranges from 100 seconds through 3000 seconds.

Signaling

Select an option button to enable or disable the sending of signaling messages to the Grandmaster.

Note: When reverting to profiles other than the Telecom profile, signaling needs to be disabled.

Apply

Click to save the unicast configuration.

Acceptable Master List SectionThis section allows you to add or delete the acceptable Grandmasters for the Timing Client, which is used for the Ethernet network packet IP protocol.

Acceptable Master List Window

Displays a list of acceptable Grandmasters with their IP addresses.

Delete

Click to delete the selected Grandmaster entry.

IP Address

Enter the IP address of the acceptable Grandmaster for the Timing Client.

Add

Click to add the acceptable Grandmaster to the Timing Client.

TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Client Configurable Profiles

Table 15: Configuration for Each Profile

Profile

Event Message Type

Packet Type

Juniper Profile

Sync/Delay Response

Multicast

Delay Request

Unicast

Telecom Profile

Sync/Delay Response

Unicast

Delay Request

Unicast

Default Profile

Sync/Delay Response

Multicast

Delay Request

Multicast

The Config Page—Trap Pane

Figure 33: Timing Client Config Page—Trap Pane

Timing Client Config Page—Trap Pane

Table 16 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—Trap pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 16: Elements on the Timing Client Config Page—Trap Pane

Element

Description

SNMP SectionThis section allows you to set the SNMP contact parameters to be used by the Timing Client.

sysLocation

Specifies the location of the Timing Client.

sysName

Provides information describing the Timing Client.

sysContact

Specify contact information of the administrator assigned to manage the Timing Client.

ReadOnlyComm

Enter the command the network will use to request read community strings.

RWriteComm

Enter the command the network will use to request write community strings.

Apply Button

Click to save SNMP parameters to memory.

Trap Section

View and specify trap destinations to which the Timing Client sends alarm information.

Destination

The IP address of the trap to which the Timing Client sends SNMP data.

Ver

Version of the SNMP trap.

Edit Button

Edit the parameters of the trap destination.

Delete

Delete the trap destination.

Address

Enter the IP address of the Trap to which the Timing Client will send alarm information.

Version

Allows you to specify version of the SNMP trap.

Save Button

Save information to memory.

The Config Page—SNMPv3 Pane

Figure 34: Timing Client Config Page—SNMPv3 Pane

Timing Client Config Page—SNMPv3 Pane

Table 17 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—SNMPv3 pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 17: Elements on the Timing Client Config Page—SNMPv3 Pane

Element

Description

V3 User SectionThe v3 User section allows the identification of SNMPv3 users who have access to information about the Timing Client.

Username

Login name of the user.

Auth Crypt

Specifies the type of encryption a user will use to log in to the Timing Client.

Pri Protocol

Selects encryption mode on the Timing Client. Available options are DES, AES, No Privacy.

Edit

Edit the parameters for the v3 user.

Delete

Removes a user from the list.

Name

The username assigned to access the Timing Client.

Auth Phrase

Creates a unique authentication password for a user. The password must contain six or more characters.

Auth Crypt

Selects encryption type:

  • MD5—Use MD5 cryptographic scheme
  • SHA1—Use SHA1 cryptographic scheme

Pri Phrase

Creates a unique encryption privilege-phrase for messages exchanged between the user and the Timing Client.

Pri Protocol

Allows you to configure the privacy protocol for the SNMPv3 user.

  • DES = Use DES (Data Encryption Standard)
  • AES = Use AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)
  • No Privacy = Do not use encryption

Save Button

Save information to memory.

The Config Page—Users Pane

Figure 35: Timing Client Config Page—Users Pane

Timing Client Config Page—Users Pane

Table 18 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—Users pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Note: For Read/Write users, the Profile pane is available instead of the Users pane. The Users pane is visible only to the Admin user. For information about the Profile pane, see The Config Page—Profile Pane.

Table 18: Elements on the Timing Client Config Page—Users Pane

Element

Description

Users SectionThis section allows you (Admin user) to view and configure user account details

Users Window

Displays a list of configured user accounts with their username and login class details.

Note:

  • Account information of the Admin user is not displayed in this list. Only the information of the Read-Only and Read/Write users is listed.
  • You can create only a maximum of 5 user accounts.

Edit Button

Click to modify the configuration details of the selected user account.

Delete Button

Click to delete the selected user account from the user account list.

Username

Enter the username for the user account. The character length ranges from 4 through 12 characters. The characters that can be used are alphanumeric and underscore (that is, _).

Password

Enter the password for the user account. The character length ranges from 4 through 12 characters. The characters that can be used are alphanumeric and special characters (that is, !@#$_).

Class

Select to configure the login class for the user account. The options are:

  • ReadOnly—User is given show view privilege. For more information, see table Table 3.
  • Read/Write—User is given modify privilege. For more information, see table Table 3.

Save Button

Click to save the changes.

The Config Page—Profile Pane

Figure 36: Timing Client Config Page—Profile Pane

Timing Client Config Page—Profile Pane

Table 19 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—Profile pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Note: For the Admin user, Users pane is available instead of the Profile pane. Profile pane is visible only to the Read/Write user. For information about the Users pane, see The Config Page—Users Pane. The password of the Admin user can be changed from the Admin page.

Table 19: Elements on the Timing Client Config Page—Profile Pane

Element

Description

Change Password SectionThis section allows you (Read/Write user) to change the password for your user account.

Old Password

Enter the current password.

New Password

Enter the new password to be set for your user account. The character length ranges from 4 through 12 characters. The characters that can be used are alphanumeric and special characters (that is, !@#$_).

Retype New Password

Reenter the password typed in the New Password field.

Save Button

Click to change your password and save the changes.

Note: The new password will be effective from next login onwards. The current session is not affected.

The Config Page—RADIUS Pane

Figure 37: Timing Client Config Page—RADIUS Pane

Timing Client Config Page—RADIUS Pane

Table 20 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—RADIUS pane of the TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients.

Table 20: Elements on the Timing Client Config Page—RADIUS Pane

Element

Description

RADIUS Authentication Servers SectionThis section allows you to view and configure RADIUS authentication servers to be used by the Timing Client for user authentication.

Radius Authentication Servers window

Displays a list of configured RADIUS authentication servers with their corresponding configuration details.

Note: You can add only a maximum of 3 RADIUS authentication servers.

Edit Button

Click to modify the configuration details of the selected RADIUS authentication server.

Delete Button

Click to delete the selected RADIUS authentication server from the server list.

Server IP

Enter the IP address of the RADIUS authentication server to be used for user authentication.

Port

Enter the port through which the specified RADIUS authentication server is contacted for user authentication. The default port number is 1812.

Retry

Enter the number of attempts to be tried for contacting the specified RADIUS authentication server. The value ranges from 1 through 10. The default value is 3.

When all retries fail, the Timing Client contacts the next RADIUS authentication server in the authentication server list.

Timeout

Enter the time in seconds till which the Timing Client waits for a response from the specified RADIUS authentication server. The value ranges from 1 through 90 seconds. The default value is 3 seconds.

If the response is not received within the specified time period and the configured retry limit is not attained, then the Timing Client once again tries to contact the authentication server.

If the response is not received within the specified time period and the configured retry limit is attained, then the Timing Client contacts the next RADIUS authentication server in the authentication server list.

Secret Word

Enter the password shared with the specified RADIUS authentication server. The character length ranges from 16 through 32 characters. The characters that can be used to define the secret word are A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and special symbols (that is, ` ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) _ + - = { } [ ] : ; < > , . /).

Save Button

Click to save the configuration details of the RADIUS authentication server.

Authentication Order Section

This section allows you to configure the order of authentication. The default authentication order is RADIUS server authentication and then the local authentication.

  • radius—User is authenticated by using configured RADIUS authentication servers.
  • local—User is authenticated locally.

Note: The value in the first drop box takes precedence over the value in the second drop box.

RADIUS Accounting Servers SectionThis section allows you to view and configure RADIUS accounting servers to be used by the Timing Client for accounting.

Radius Accounting Servers window

Displays a list of configured RADIUS accounting servers with their corresponding configuration details.

Note: You can add only a maximum of 3 RADIUS accounting servers.

Edit Button

Click to modify the configuration details of the selected RADIUS accounting server.

Delete Button

Click to delete the selected RADIUS accounting server from the server list.

Server IP

Enter the IP address of the RADIUS accounting server to be used for accounting.

Port

Enter the port through which the specified RADIUS accounting server is contacted for accounting. The default port number is 1813.

Retry

Enter the number of attempts should be made for contacting the specified RADIUS accounting server. The value ranges from 1 through 10. The default value is 3.

When all retries fail, the Timing Client contacts the next RADIUS accounting server in the accounting server list.

Timeout

Enter the time in seconds till which the Timing Client waits for a response from the specified RADIUS accounting server. The value ranges from 1 through 90 seconds. The default value is 3 seconds.

If the response is not received within the specified time period and the configured retry limit is not attained, then the Timing Client once again tries to contact the accounting server.

If the response is not received within the specified time period and the configured retry limit is attained, then the Timing Client contacts the next RADIUS accounting server in the accounting server list.

Secret Word

Enter the password shared with the specified RADIUS accounting server. The character length ranges from 16 through 32 characters. The characters that can be used to define the secret word are A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and special symbols (that is, ` ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) _ + - = { } [ ] : ; < > , . /).

Save Button

Click to save the configuration details of the RADIUS accounting server.

RADIUS Accounting Level Section

This section allows you to configure the type of accounting information to be logged in the RADIUS accounting server.

  • 1: For login accounting only—Only the login information is sent to the RADIUS accounting server for accounting.
  • 2: For interactive and login accounting—The login information and interactive command details are sent to the RADIUS accounting server for accounting.
  • 3: For configuration, interactive and login accounting—The login information, interactive command details, and configuration command details are sent to the RADIUS accounting server for accounting.

The default value is 3: For configuration, interactive and login accounting.

Apply Button

Click to activate the selected accounting level.

RADIUS Accounting Status Section

This section allows you to enable or disable RADIUS accounting in the Timing Client.

  • Enable—Enables RADIUS accounting.
  • Disable—Disables RADIUS accounting.

By default RADIUS accounting is enabled.

Apply Button

Click to activate the selected RADIUS accounting status.