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FusionServer Pro Rack Server iBMC (V260 to V278) User Guide 14

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Setting the Time Zone (timezone)

Setting the Time Zone (timezone)


The timezone command is used to set the time zone.


ipmcset -d timezone -v <timezone>


Parameter Description Value
timezone Time zone.

You can set the time zone by specifying either of the following:

  • Time offset

    Value range:
    • -12:00 to +14:00. For example, +8:00 or -4:30.
    • GMT-12:00 to GMT+14:00. For example, GMT+8:00 or GMT-4:30.
  • Area name

    Value range: Global time zone area names. For example, Asia/Shanghai or America/New_York.

You can run the ipmcset -d timezone -v <a> command to query the time zones supported.

Usage Guidelines

In the time zones that use daylight saving time (DST), the iBMC automatically adjusts the time one hour forward when the DST starts and adjusts the time backward to standard time when the DST ends.


# Set the iBMC time zone to +8:00.

iBMC:/->ipmcset -d timezone -v +8:00
Set time zone successfully.

# Set the iBMC time zone to GMT+8:00.

iBMC:/->ipmcset -d timezone -v GMT+8:00
Set time zone successfully.

# Query the iBMC time zone.

iBMC:/->ipmcget -d time
2014-06-28 Saturday 16:43:51 GMT+08:00

# Set the iBMC time zone to Asia/Shanghai.

iBMC:/->ipmcset -d timezone -v Asia/Shanghai
Set time zone successfully.

# Query the iBMC time zone.

iBMC:/->ipmcget -d time
2017-09-06 Wednesday 16:43:51 Asia/Shanghai(GMT+08:00)
Updated: 2019-11-19

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