Understanding the Login Page

Table 4 describes the elements that appear in the Login page of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

Note: After the Login page opens, select the Refresh button in the browser to update the page.

Table 4: Elements on the Timing Server Login Page




Enter the name to be used as a login to the Timing Server.


Enter the user password.

Login Button

Click to access the Timing Server pages.

Sync LED

Indicates whether the Timing Server is providing time synchronization to a device on the network.

  • Green—Indicates that the Timing Server is in the PTP lock state.
  • Amber—Indicates that the Timing Server is receiving PTP timing packets from the TCA8000 or TCA8500 Timing Server and is in the Timing acquire state.

Alarms LED

Indicates whether there are active alarms present on the Timing Server.

  • Green—Indicates that there are no active alarms on the Timing Server.
  • Red—Indicates that there is one or more active alarms on the Timing Server.

Local Time

The time kept by the Timing Server clock.

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The name assigned to the Timing Server.

PTP Mode

Indicates that the Timing Server is a PTP grandmaster.

Clock Identity

A unique 64-bit value identifies the clock.

Current Sync Source

Indicates the current sync source type.

Hardware Clock Status

Indicates the synchronization status of the hardware clock.

  • Acquiring—Indicates hardware clock is in process to lock to a provisioned reference.
  • Locked—Indicates hardware clock is synchronized to the reference source.
  • Freerun—Indicates no reference is available.
  • Holdover—Indicates hardware clock is in holdover state after all references are disqualified.

GPS Receiver Status

Indicates the GPS receiver status of the Timing Server clock. States are as follows:

  • No GPS Time
  • Good—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 100%. Do not move unit.
  • 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.

Number of Satellites

Indicates the number of GPS satellites the Timing Server has located. All satellites may not be visible.

Alarm Status

Indicates whether there are active alarms in effect.


Specifies the Juniper Networks Timing Server model.


Displays the location of the Timing Server.

Software Version

Indicates the software version of the Timing Server.

Up Time

Indicate the uptime since the most recent power up.

Network Status Window

This window provides network connection information of the Timing Server.


Indicates the port the Timing Server is using.


Lists the IP address assigned to the Timing Server.

Lists the MAC address assigned to the Timing Server by the manufacturer.


Displays the status of the connection—up or down.