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Overview of TIM Evolution

Question asked by Hallett_German Employee on Jun 8, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 10, 2015 by Hallett_German

Dear Team:

I am writing this up as a KB and decided to release early. Please let me know of any corrections or additions

 

Description:

This describes the different types of TIMs and their customer impacts.

 

Solution:

This is the evolution of the TIM:

First Generation:

- Through 4.x, TIM is a hardware appliance running Red Hat Linux. CA Technologies is responsible for system software and security updates

 

Second Generation:

- From 9.0.x through 9.5.x , TIM become TIMSoft running Red Hat Linux (software version only.) CA Technologies is responsible for system software and security updates. Recommendations on hardware are provided.

- From 9.1x through 9.5.x . For those wanting network information corresponding to the customer transactions, MTP Support was provided. This is a hardware appliance running CentOS.

 

Third Generation:

- From 9.6 onward, only the TIM Software is provided. Customer is responsible for system software and security updates. A non-MTP CentOS version is available.

- From 9.7 onward, a high-performance TIM which is the fastest of all the TIM types becomes available.

- From 9.6x onward . For those wanting network information corresponding to the customer transactions, MTP Support was provided. This is a faster hardware appliance than older MTP releases. It is running CentOS.

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