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Administrator Guide 15

OceanStor 5300 V3, 5500 V3, 5600 V3, 5800 V3, and 6800 V3 Storage System V300R003

Routine maintenance activities are the most common activities for the storage device, including powering on or off the storage device, managing users, modifying basic parameters of the storage device, and managing hardware components. This document applies to the system administrators who are responsible for carrying out routine maintenance activities, monitoring the storage device, and rectifying common device faults.
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Setting the Device Time (Applicable to V300R003C00/V300R003C10)

Setting the Device Time (Applicable to V300R003C00/V300R003C10)

If the system time of the storage system is inaccurate, change the system time of the storage system. In this way, when alarms are generated, you can accurately determine the alarm generation time based on alarm logs. This operation allows you to synchronize the client time to the storage system and set NTP automatic synchronization or manually change the system time.

Prerequisites

  • Complete the NTP server configuration before setting NTP automatic synchronization. For details about the operations, see related configuration documents of the NTP server.
  • In an environment with the firewall function, when the NTP automatic synchronization function is enabled, you need to enable port 123.

Context

  • Network time protocol (NTP) is a computer system time synchronization protocol, which can synchronize the computer system time to universal time coordinated (UTC). The server supporting and running the NTP is referred to as the NTP server.
  • By synchronizing the client time, you can adjust the storage system time to be consistent with the client time.
  • By configuring the NTP automatic synchronization, you can periodically and automatically synchronize a storage device with the NTP server which serves as an external time source.

Procedure

  1. Log in to DeviceManager.
  2. Choose Settings > Basic Information > Device Time.
  3. Configure the storage device time.

    The storage device time can be configured in the following ways:

    • Synchronize client time
      Select Synchronize client time.
      NOTE:

      If the DeviceManager cannot obtain the time zone ID, Time Zone is displayed. Set Time Zone to the time zone of the place where the client resides.

    • Set NTP automatic synchronization
      1. Select Set NTP automatic synchronization.
      2. Type the IP address of the NTP server in NTP Server IP Address .
        NOTE:
        A maximum of two NTP servers can be added. If the time of the one NTP server cannot be automatically synchronized to devices, the system synchronizes the time of another NTP server to devices.
      3. In Synchronization Period, set the period for synchronizing the server time to the device time.
        NOTE:

        You can set day, hours, minutes, and seconds of the synchronization period.

    • Manual
      1. Select Manual.
      2. Click Modify.

        The Change Time dialog box is displayed.

      3. Change the storage device time.
        • In the Date group box, change the device date.
        • In the Time group box, change the device time.
        • From the Current Time Zone drop-down list, select the time zone of the storage device.
      4. Click OK.
        NOTE:

        Please set the correct time zone and time, otherwise it may cause the time recorded in the alarms or logs to be inconsistent with the actual time which influences subsequent problem location.

  4. Confirm the device time setting.
    1. Click Save.

      The security alert dialog box is displayed.

    2. Confirm the information in the dialog box and select I have read and understand the consequences associated with performing this operation.
    3. Click OK.

      The Execution Result dialog box is displayed, indicating that the operation succeeded.

    4. Click Close.
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Updated: 2019-04-17

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