Test - Integrate - Control

Oct 2010

Drop Database

In TSC it’s possible to completely drop the current MIB database without restarting the system! This is quite an advanced feature; you could use it if you find that there is a fairly big error throughout your database that cannot be handled by online patches.

Dropping the MIB completely cannot be done while data is arriving and being processed. If you drop the database, the following happen:
  • the current plugin is disconnected, so that no TM is arriving
  • all current test sequences are suspended, so that TC sending has to stop
  • the current MIB is deallocated
To restart, all you have to do is connect again, and resume the suspended test sequences. On connection the new DB is loaded. Test sequences only resume when you tell them to.

The whole cycle can be done within a few seconds! Read More...

Patch synthetic scripts

It’s now possible to online patch synthetic scripts from TCL, via the uTOPE command “patchscript”. Several patch commands were already available: patchcurveused (fixed or dynamically selectable), patchlimits, patchnumericalcurve, patchtextualcurve, patchpolynomialcurve, patchlogarithmiccurve. This is now one step closer to completing the list of possible online MIB patches.

The online help and manuals have been updated to reflect these commands. Read More...

Application Modes

TSC now allows different operator modes. Just by switching modes in the “Mode” menu, you can automatically enable or disable features of the user interface. This feature is intended so that you can customise the user interface to restrict what the user can do. The implementation is very flexible, and can be set up just by changing settings; you can easily define your own new application modes. It is also possible to query the current mode, or to change mode directly from TCL Read More...

Self-Training pack

The installer now contains a self-training test pack. You can learn a little about using TSC and SYN for yourself without the need for a specific training course. Read More...