Changing the IP Address

The TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers are configured to use the manufacturer’s default static IP addresses assigned to the Ethernet ports. Use the user interface to manually change the IP addresses of the Ethernet ports and configure or change VLAN settings for the Ethernet ports.

Note: You cannot configure Ethernet and VLAN port addresses to be in the same subnet (that is, all logical and physical interfaces should be configured to be in different subnets).

To change the address information for Ethernet ports:

  1. Click the Config tab. The Config page appears. See Figure 7.
  2. In the Mode field, click the Static button to activate the address fields.
  3. In the IP Address field, enter the IP address that you want the Timing Server to use.

    Note: After you save the IP address change, you must launch the Timing Server user interface using the new IP address to view and configure the current settings.

  4. In the Mask field, enter the subnet mask that you want the Timing Server to use.
  5. In the Gateway field, enter the IP address of the gateway with which you want the Timing Server to register.
  6. In the Primary DNS field, enter the IP address of the Primary DNS with which you want to register the Timing Server.
  7. In the Secondary DNS field, enter the IP address of the Secondary DNS with which you want to register the Timing Server.
  8. To determine whether an IP address is currently assigned, enter the IP address in the Ping field and click Go. If the ping goes through, then the IP address is already taken. Otherwise, it is not assigned, and can be used by the Timing Server.
  9. Click the Apply button to save and implement the changes.

To configure or change VLAN settings for the Ethernet ports:

  1. Click the Config tab. The Config page appears. See Figure 7.
  2. In the LAN field, select a LAN (LAN1 or LAN2) for which VLAN settings to be configured.
  3. In the Mode field, select the Static option button to activate the VLAN address fields.
  4. In the VLAN field, select a VLAN (VLAN1 or VLAN2) for which settings should be configured.
  5. In the IP Address field, enter the IP address for the selected VLAN.
  6. In the Mask field, enter the subnet mask assigned to the selected VLAN.
  7. In the Id field, enter a unique identifier in the range 2 through 4095 that is used to identify the VLAN encapsulation packet.

    Note: If the ID you have entered is already being used by any other VLAN, a warning message is displayed.

  8. In the Priority field, enter a priority value for the VLAN header to be used for differential services transporting the packet.
  9. In the Enable field, select the Yes option button to enable VLAN encapsulation for IP packets, or select the No option button to disable VLAN encapsulation for IP packets.
  10. Click Apply to save and implement the changes.

    Figure 7: Timing Server Config Page—Network Pane

    Timing Server Config Page—Network Pane