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Configuring Time Settings

The Time page lets you configure Network Time Protocol (NTP) parameters to allow the host event logs to be time-stamped based on NTP time.

Time Parameter Limitations

  • If the host is configured for DHCP and the DHCP server provides an NTP server address, this address will override any manually configured NTP server. It will also enable NTP if it is disabled.

  • The host does not get time zone or Daylight Saving Time (DST) information from the NTP server.

You can access this page from the Configuration > Time menu.

AWI Time Page

Time stamps in event logs

To simplify system troubleshooting, set the NTP parameters to allow user events to correlate with the relevant diagnostic event log entries.

AWI Time Page Parameters

Parameter Description
Current Time Displays the time based on the NTP.
Enable NTP Enable or disable the NTP feature.
Identify NTP Host by Select if the NTP host is identified by IP address or by fully qualified domain name (FQDN). If NTP is disabled, this field is not required and is not editable. If you enter an invalid IP address or DNS name, a message appears to prompt you to correct it. The parameter depends on which method you choose.
  • IP Address: Shows the NTP Host IP address
  • FQDN: Shows the NTP Host DNS name
  • NTP Host Port Configure the port number of the NTP server. The default NTP server port value is 123.
    NTP Query Interval Configure the query interval. The first field is for the interval period and the second field is for the time unit in minutes, hours, days, or weeks.
    Time Zone Select the local time zone.
    Enable Daylight Savings Time Enable or disable the automatic adjustment for Daylight Saving Time (DST).