Understanding the Config Page

The Config Page—Network Pane

Figure 30: Timing Server Config Page—Network Pane

Timing Server Config Page—Network Pane

Table 11 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—Network pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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

Element

Description

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

LAN1/LAN2 Radio Buttons

Allows the user to change the network setting for LAN port 1/2.

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 Server uses to communicate across the network.

Note: TCA supports only one default gateway for both eth0 and eth1 interfaces.

Primary DNS

IP address of the primary DNS the Timing Server uses.

Secondary DNS

IP address of the secondary DNS the Timing Server uses.

Domain

Domain name of the LAN.

Mode

Allows you to select the method you want the Timing Server to use to obtain an IP address.

  • Static—Choose this option button to manually assign an IP address.
  • DHCP—Choose this option button to have the network assign an IP address to the Timing Server.

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 auto negotiation for the LAN port.

Ping

Allows you to ping a device on the network by entering the device IP address in the box next to the Go button.

  • 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 Server.

VLAN

Use the option button to configure or change the VLAN settings per Ethernet port (that is, LAN1 (eth0) and LAN2 (eth1)).

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 Server 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 31: Timing Server Config Page—Timing Pane

Timing Server Config Page—Timing Pane

Table 12 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—Timing pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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

Element

Description

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

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.

IRIG-B Format

Allows you to set the IRIG-B output format.

1/5MHz

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

Time Zone SectionAllows you to set the local time zones.

Time Zone

Allows you to set the local time zone.

Antenna Voltage SectionAllows user to set antenna voltage.

Voltage

Allows you to set the antenna voltage to be either 3.3V or 5V.

Antenna Cable Delay Compensation (ns)

Allows you to set a delay compensation value to compensate for varying cable lengths. This value ranges from -10000 through 10000 nanoseconds.

Note: You are advised to enter:

  • A negative delay compensation value to compensate the positive delay introduced by the cable.
  • A positive delay compensation value to advance the PPS output delay relative to the absolute value.
SNR SectionAllows user to select different display format for the GPS satellite signal and noise ratio.

SNR

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

Note: This field is not visible if the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers use the Resolution SMT GPS Timing Receiver. The AMU is not an industry standard unit of measurement.

Sync Source Priority SectionAllows you to configure the priority of various synchronization reference sources. Available options are NA, gps, e1, or internal.

Note: The t1 option is displayed instead of e1 when the Timing Server uses T1 interface type.

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.

Sync Source Revertive SectionAllows you to configure the synchronization source revertive feature.

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

Revertive

Allows you to configure the synchronization source selection mode. By default, the synchronization source selection mode is set as revertive.

  • Yes—Sets the synchronization source selection mode as revertive.
  • No—Sets the synchronization source selection mode as non-revertive.

Time Period

Allows you to select the time period used by the Timing Server for changing back to the available highest priority synchronization source when the synchronization source selection mode is set as revertive. The default value is 0 minute.

  • 0 Min
  • 10 Min
  • 20 Min
  • 30 Min
  • 40 Min
  • 50 Min
  • 60 Min

Apply

Allows you to save the revertive feature configuration.

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 TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers use 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 32: Timing Server Config Page—E1 Pane

Timing Server Config Page—E1 Pane

Table 13 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—E1 pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

Table 13: Elements on the Timing Server 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

Describes 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, HDB3, or 2.048MHz (2 MHz) clock.

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:

  • Auto
  • Short Haul
  • LongHaul

SSM

Describes Synchronization Status Message state. Options are Enable or Disable.

State

Describes admin state. Options are Enable or Disable.

Edit Button

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

E1 Input Configuration SectionThis windows displays the available E1 input ports and their current configuration.

Port Number

Allows the user to configure the port number.

Frame

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. HDB3, or 2.048MHz (2MHz) clock.

Line Build Out (LBO)

E1 Line Build Out (DB):

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

Rx Sensitivity

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

  • Auto
  • Short Haul
  • Long Haul

SSM

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

State

Describes admin state, Enable or Disable.

Edit Button

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

Port Number

Allows the user to configure the port number.

Admin State

Allows the user to enable or disable the port.

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. HDB3, or 2.048MHz (2MHz) clock.

Line Build Out (LBO)

E1 Line Build Out (DB):

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

Tx Clock Source

Allows 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 user to configure Synchronous Status Message, either enable or disable.

The Config Page—PTP Pane

Figure 33: Timing Server Config Page—PTP Pane

Timing Server Config Page—PTP Pane

Table 14 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—PTP pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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

Element

Description

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

Profile

Allows you to select the PTP profiles supported by the Timing Server.

  • 0: Default (Default: 0)
  • 1: Juniper Type I
  • 2: Telecom Profile (By default, signalling is disabled, but can be enabled using the CLI)
  • 3: Juniper Type II

Priority 1

Allows you to enter a value within the range of 0 – 254 to configure the Priority 1 parameter of the Timing Server for proper Best Master Clock (BMC) algorithm operation.

0 to 254 (Default: 128)

Priority 2

Allows you to enter a value within the range of 0 – 254 to configure the Priority 2 parameter of the Timing Server for proper Best Master Clock (BMC) algorithm operation.

0 to 254 (Default: 128)

Domain Number

Allows you to select a value within the range of 0 – 254 to configure the PTP domain for the Timing Server, which then becomes a synchronization reference source to all the slave clocks within the same domain using the PTP protocol. 0 to 254 (Default: 0) PTP protocol.

0 to 254 (Default: 0)

Two Step

Configure the Timing Server to use either one-step or two-step messaging mechanism

0:no (Default: 0)

1:yes

Log Mean Delay Req Interval

Allows you to select a minimum mean time interval at which you want the Timing Server to respond to successive Delay Request packets from a slave clock. The default value is 32 packets per seconds.

  • 0: 1packet/sec
  • 1: 2packet/sec
  • 2: 4packet/sec
  • 3: 8packet/sec
  • 4: 16packet/sec
  • 5: 32packet/sec
  • 6: 64packet/sec

Log Mean Announce Interval

Allows you to select a mean time interval between successive Announce messages. The default value is 1 packet per second.

  • 0: 1packet/sec
  • 1: 2packet/sec
  • 2: 4packet/sec
  • 3: 8packet/sec

Log Mean Sync Interval

Allows you to select a mean time interval between successive Sync messages. The default value is 32 packets per second.

  • 0: 1packet/sec
  • 1: 2packet/sec
  • 2: 4packet/sec
  • 3: 8packet/sec
  • 4: 16packet/sec
  • 5: 32packet/sec
  • 6: 64packet/sec

Announce Receipt Timeout

2 to 10 intervals

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.

Telecom Standard

Allows you to select the telecom standard to be implemented with the telecom profile for advertising the announce message based on the selected standard. The default standard is Telecom-IEEE1588. The telecom standard defines the clock class value in Freerun, Acquire, Lock and Holdover states.

  • Telecom-IEEE1588
  • Telecom-G8265.1-option 1
  • Telecom-G8265.1-option 2
  • Telecom-G8275.1

Note: You can select a specific telecom standard only if the Profile field is set as Telecom Profile. For other profiles, the telecom standard is always set as Telecom-IEEE1588.

Announce Start Timeout

Allows you to enter a value within the range of 0–120 minutes to delay the transmission of announce messages.

On rebooting, the TCA Timing Server starts transmitting the announce messages for the synchronization source selection if any one of the following condition is satisfied:

  • After the expiry of the configured timeout value
  • Any configured synchronization source is locked to the frequency within the configured timeout value

When you set the value as 0 (default value), the transmission delay feature is disabled.

Note:

  • The transmission delay feature is applicable only to the first lock state of any synchronization source.
  • The configured timeout value is effective on next reboot.

Apply

Click this button to save the PTP configuration changes.

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

Delay Range

Select the range for delay request or response event message rate. The available options are:

  • 1 packet/sec
  • 2 packet/sec
  • 4 packet/sec
  • 8 packet/sec
  • 16 packet/sec
  • 32 packet/sec
  • 64 packet/sec

Note: It is recommended that the range be set for the full range support (that is, minimum = 1 packet/sec and maximum = 64 packet/sec).

Announce Range

Select the range for announce interval message rate. The available options are:

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

Note: It is recommended that the range be set for the full range support (that is, minimum = 1 packet/1 sec and maximum = 1 packet/8 sec).

Sync Interval

Select the range for sync event message rate. The available options are:

  • 1 packet/sec
  • 2 packet/sec
  • 4 packet/sec
  • 8 packet/sec
  • 16 packet/sec
  • 32 packet/sec
  • 64 packet/sec

Note: It is recommended that the range be set for the full range support (that is, minimum = 1 packet/sec and maximum = 64 packet/sec).

Apply

Click this button to save the unicast parameter changes.

Slave List SectionThis section allows you to add or delete the Timing Clients (Slaves) for the Timing Server through which the Grandmaster sends or receives event messages.

Slave List window

Displays a list of Timing Clients with their IP addresses and MAC addresses.

Delete

Click to delete the selected Timing Client entry.

Clear All

Click to delete all the Timing Client entries in the Slave List window.

IP Address

Enter the IP address of the Timing Client (Slave) for the Timing Server.

Add

Click to add the Timing Client (Slave) to the Timing Server.

TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Server Configurable Profiles

Table 15: Configuration for Each Profile

Profile

Event Message Type

Setting

Brilliant/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 34: Timing Server Config Page—Trap Pane

Timing Server Config Page—Trap Pane

Table 16 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—Trap pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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

Element

Description

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

sysLocation

Specifies the location of the Timing Server.

sysName

Provides information describing the Timing Server.

sysContact

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

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.

Trap SectionView and specify trap destinations to which the Timing Server sends alarm information.

Destination

The IP address of the trap to which the Timing Server 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 Server will send alarm information.

Version

Allows you to specify version of the SNMP trap.

Save Button

Save information.

The Config Page—SNMPv3 Pane

Figure 35: Timing Server Config Page—SNMPv3 Pane

Timing Server Config Page—SNMPv3 Pane

Table 17 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—SNMPv3 pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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

Element

Description

V3User SectionThe V3User section allows the identification of SNMPv3 users who have access to information about the Timing Server.

Username

Login name of the SNMPv3 user.

Auth Crypt

Allows you to specify the type of encryption you want this SNMPv3 user to use to log in to the Timing Server.

Pri Protocol

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

Edit Button

Edit the parameters for the SNMPv3 user.

Delete Button

Removes a user from the list.

Name

The username assigned to access the Timing Server.

Auth Phrase

Create an authentication password for this user. The password must be six or more characters long.

Auth Crypt

Selects encryption type:

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

Pri Phrase

Allows you to create a unique encryption privilege-phrase pass phrase for messages exchanged between the user and the Timing Server.

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

This button allows you to add this user to the V3User window and to save this information.

The Config Page—Users Pane

Figure 36: Timing Server Config Page—Users Pane

Timing Server Config Page—Users Pane

Table 18 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—Users pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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 Server 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 five 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 37: Timing Server Config Page—Profile Pane

Timing Server Config Page—Profile Pane

Table 19 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—Profile pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

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 Server 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 38: Timing Server Config Page—RADIUS Pane

Timing Server Config Page—RADIUS Pane

Table 20 describes the elements that appear on the Config page—RADIUS pane of the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers.

Table 20: Elements on the Timing Server 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 Server 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 three 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 Server contacts the next RADIUS authentication server in the authentication server list.

Timeout

Enter the time in seconds till which the Timing Server 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 Server 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 Server 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 Server 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 three 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 Server contacts the next RADIUS accounting server in the accounting server list.

Timeout

Enter the time in seconds till which the Timing Server 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 Server 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 Server 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 Server.

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

By default RADIUS accounting is enabled.

Apply Button

Click to activate the selected RADIUS accounting status.