Artel Quarra 1G / 10G AES67 PTP Setup Guide (Transparent Clock)


This guide makes the assumtion that the E-IPA card will be PTP grandmaster and is using the E-IPA’s default protocol settings (pictured below)

If using an external GM or custom protocol settings, make sure these differences are reflected in the PTP Clock Configuration section of this guide.


Configurtion → Green Ethernet → Port Power Savings:

  • Uncheck Power Saving for all ports connected to ClearCom devices

  • Click ‘Save’

Configuration → IPMC → IGMP Snooping → Basic Configuration:

  • Check ‘Snooping Enabled’, ‘Leave Proxy Enabled’ and ‘Proxy Enabled’

  • Click ‘Save’

Configuration → IPMC → IGMP Snooping → VLAN Configuration:

  • Click ‘Add New IGMP VLAN’

  • Check ‘Snooping Enabled’

  • Check ‘Querier Election’

  • Select ‘Forced IGMPv2’ under Compatibility

  • Click ‘Save’

Configuration → QoS → QoS Ingress Port Classification:

  • Check ‘DSCP Based’ for all ports

  • Click ‘Save’


Configuration → QoS → DSCP-Based QoS Ingress Classification:

  • Change the ‘QoS Class’ values for ‘DSCP 34 (AF31)', and 'DSCP 46 (EF)’ to 4 and 7 respectively.

  • Check the ‘Trust’ box for both DSCP 34 and 46

Configuration → PTP → PTP Clock Configuration:

  • Click ‘Add New PTP Clock’

  • Select ‘E2eTransp' from the 'Device Type’ dropdown menu

  • Click ‘Save’

Configuration → PTP → PTP Clock Configuration:

  • Click the ‘Clock Instance’ of the new clock (Clock Instance 0 in this example) in order to open this ‘PTP Clock’s Configuation and Staus’ page and ammend settings under each header below

    • ‘Port Enable and Confiuration’ : Check all ports that need to subscribe to PTP

    • ‘Clock Default DataSet’ :

      • ‘2 Step Flag’ = ‘True’

      • ‘Dom’ = '0'

      • ‘Protocol' = 'IPv4Multi’

      • ‘DSCP’ = ‘46’

  • Click ‘Save’

Maintainance → Configuration → Save Startup-config:

  • Click ‘Save Configuration’ to make these changes persist after power cycle.