Upgrade Requirements

The TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers are shipped with software preinstalled and ready to be configured when the Timing Server is powered on. To upgrade the software you must connect to the Timing Server using the web GUI or a telnet connection.

Upgrades affect service and cause the Timing Server to reboot. The Timing Server must reboot to load the new software version. All timing outputs are interrupted during this period (approximately 1-3 minutes). After the new version is loaded, frequency and time lock can take up to 50 minutes to resume normal status (LOCKED) for PTP features.

Gather the following information before upgrading the Timing Server: