Evolution of the TIM.

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

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

 

Solution:

The following 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 became 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 is 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 is provided. This is a faster hardware appliance than older MTP releases. It is running CentOS.