Configuring storage server date and time

Server and Cluster Administration Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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  1. Navigate to Home > Server Settings > Date and Time.

    Server Settings Date and Time

    Note: Proper server operation requires time synchronization with a reliable time source. For example, Kerberos authentication (required when operating with Active Directory) depends on the current time. Clock ’drift’ may also cause inaccurate reporting of file access and modification times, with unexpected results in data migrations. NTP provides the best and most reliable method for maintaining the server’s time accuracy.
    Field/Item Description
    Time The current time (in 24-hour format).
    Date The current date in (YYYY-MM-DD format). To enter a date, click the calendar icon, and then select the date.
    Time Zone Select from the drop-down list. For guidance on which zone to select, see
    NTP Server IP/Name Enter the IP addresses or names of up to five NTP server(s) you want to use to synchronize the server’s time. The system qualifies and compares all listed NTP servers to determine and set the most accurate time.

    For servers set up on the private management network, add the SMU’s eth1 IP address to the list of NTP servers.

    When adding servers, click the down arrow button between entries to add them. To delete an entry, select it, and then click X to delete it from the list.

    apply Saves configuration changes, and closes the page.
    Note: Never try to compensate for daylight saving by changing the time zone or time in the Time and Date fields. This can cause synchronization problems if you have a dual server configuration or an NTP server.
  2. Set the time, date, and time zone.
  3. Specify if the time is to be synchronized with the NTP server at boot time.
  4. Specify NTP server or servers for the server to access to get accurate time settings.
  5. Click apply to save time and date settings, and close the page.