Understanding the Status Page

The Status Page–System Pane

Figure 23: Timing Server Status Page—System Pane

Timing
Server Status Page—System Pane

Table 5 describes the elements that appear on the Status page—System Pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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

Element

Description

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

Hostname

The name assigned to the Timing Server. You can use the Admin page to assign a name to the server.

Model

The model name of your Timing Server.

Location

Indicates the physical location where the Timing Server is installed.

Board SN

The serial number of the Timing Server motherboard.

System SN

The serial number of the Timing Server system assembly.

Local Time

The time set on the clock of the Timing Server.

Software Version

The version of software installed on the Timing Server.

Hardware Version

The version of the Timing Server hardware.

FPGA Version

The version of FPGA installed on the Timing Server.

Up Time

Indicates how long the Timing Server has run since the last power up.

Temperature

Shows the temperature of the Timing Server.

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

Port

Indicates the Timing Server port to which the address and state information pertains.

Address

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

State

The connectivity state of the port with the network.

DNS Servers Window

This window lists the DNS servers the Timing Server 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 24: Timing Server Status Page—Alarm Pane

Timing Server Status Page—Alarm Pane

Table 6 describes the elements that appear on the Status page—Alarm Pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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

Element

Description

Alarms SectionThis section lists the alarms the Timing Server 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 descriptions.

The Status Page—E1 Pane

Figure 25: Timing Server Status Page—E1 Pane

Timing Server Status Page—E1 Pane

Table 7 describes the elements that appear on the Status page—E1 Pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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

Element

Description

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

Port

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

I/O Mode

Indicates the input or output modes of the E1 ports on the Timing Server.

Type

Indicates that the E1 ports on the Timing Server are BITS ports.

Frame/Line Coding

Describes the framing status of the E1 output ports on the Timing Server as the follows:

  • Normal
  • LFA, Loss of Frame Alignment
  • LMFA, Loss of Multi-Frame Alignment
  • RA, Remote Alarm
  • RAR, Remote Alarm Recovery
  • FAR, Frame Alignment Recovery
  • AIS_ACT, AIS Active
  • AIS_DEACT, AIS De-active
  • RRA, Receive Remote Alarm
  • LOS, Loss of Signal
  • LOF, Loss of Frame

Describes the line coding of the E1 ports as HDB3.

SSM

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

  • QUALITY_UNKNOWN
  • REC_G_811
  • SSU_A
  • SSU_B
  • SETS
  • DO_NOT_USE

Admin State

Indicates the Port Administration Status in either Disable or Enable mode.

The Status Page—Timing Pane

Figure 26: Timing Server Status Page—Timing Pane

Timing Server Status Page—Timing Pane

Table 8 describes the elements that appear on the Status page—Timing Pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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

Element

Description

Frequency SectionDescribes the status of frequency synchronization.

Current Sync Source

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

Input Quality

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

State

Indicates the state of the Timing Server 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

Oscillator Type

The type of oscillator installed in the Timing Server.

Output Stratum

Stratum level: 1 to 3

Time SectionDescribes status for timing synchronization.

Current Sync Source

Indicates the reference source the Timing Server uses for synchronization.

Input Quality

Input time accuracy, Stratum 1 to 3

State

Indicates the state of the Timing Server as a time reference:

  • 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
Synch Source Priority SectionDescribes the priority of various available clock references the Timing Server 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.

1/5Mhz Output

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

IRIG-B

Output Indicates the format of the IRIG-B output.

PPS Output

Indicates the availability of the PPS output.

10Mhz Output

Indicates the availability of the 10 MHz output.

Syn Source Revertive SectionDescribes the configuration of the synchronization source revertive feature.

Note: This section is visible only to the Admin user.

Revertive

Indicates if the synchronization source selection mode is set as revertive or not.

Time Period

Indicates the time period used by the Timing Server for changing back to the available highest priority synchronization source when the revertive feature is enabled (that is, the synchronization source selection mode is set as revertive and the time period is not configured as zero minute).

The Status Page—PTP Pane

Figure 27: Timing Server Status Page—PTP Pane

Timing Server Status Page—PTP Pane

Table 9 describes the elements that appear on the Status page—PTP Pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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

Element

Description

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

Version Number

IEEE 1588-2008v2 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 Server is a PTP slave.

GM Clock Class

Indicates the traceability of the time or frequency distributed by the PTP Grandmaster clock. When the Timing Server is a Grandmaster clock, this field represents the Timing Server clock class. Clock classes are defined by the configured telecom standard, and are used in the BMC (Best Master Clock) algorithm.

The telecom standard can be set as ITU-T G.8265.1, ITU-T G.8275.1, or IEEE1588v2 by using the config telecom-standard command or through the PTP pane in the timing server configuration page.

GM Clock Accuracy

Indicates the clock accuracy of the PTP Grandmaster clock. When the Timing Server is a Grandmaster clock, this field represents the server’s clock accuracy. Clock accuracy value is also used in the BMC (Best Master Clock) algorithm.

GM Priority-1

Indicates the priority1 value of the PTP Grandmaster clock. The values range from 0 to 254. Priority1 value is used in the BMC (Best Master Clock) algorithm.

GM Priority-2

Indicates the priority2 value of the PTP Grandmaster clock. The values range from 0 to 254. Priority2 value is used in the BMC (Best Master Clock) algorithm.

Domain Number

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

GM Clock Variance

Indicates the inherent precision of the PTP Grandmaster clock. When the Timing Server is a Grandmaster clock, this field represents the clock variance of the Timing Server. Clock variance is used in the BMC (Best Master Clock) algorithm.

Delay Mechanism

Indicates the delay measurement between the Grandmaster and Timing Server. 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.

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.

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

Figure 28: Timing Server Status Page—GPS Pane

Timing Server Status Page—GPS Pane

Table 10 describes the elements that appear on the Status page—GPS Pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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

Element

Description

GPS SectionThis section provides information about the GPS functionality

Receiver Description

Indicates the satellite source to which the Timing Server synchronizes time.

Receiver Status

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

  • No GPS Time.
  • Good—Receiver is functioning normally
  • 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.

Antenna Status

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

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

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 TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers use the Resolution SMT GPS Timing Receiver.

Position

Indicates the coordinates of the Timing Server antenna.

Altitude

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

Note: Not accurate to survey height tied to GPS normalized altitude.

No. of Usable Satellites

Indicates the number of satellites observed with an appropriate SNR level.

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

Sat Number

Indicates the number of the satellite contacted.

Signal to Noise Ration (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 Server.

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