Selecting a site time server for the Site Director ADS/ADX (multicast method only) - Metasys - LIT-1201645 - MS-ADSxxx-x - MS-ADXxxx-x - Server - ADS Server - ADX Server - 12.0

ADS/ADX Commissioning Guide

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About this task

Before selecting a site time server for the Site Director ADS/ADX , follow the steps in the Setting the time zone in the Site Director ADS/ADX section.


  1. Log in to ADS/ADX .
  2. Drag and drop the Site object to the Display frame.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. In the Time section, in the Site Time Servers field, click the browse button (Figure 1).
    Note: Leave the Device Time Servers field blank. Do not change the value for the Time Sync Period attribute.
    Figure 1. Site Time Servers in the Site Object

  5. In the screen that appears (Figure 2), click Add.
    Figure 2. Add Site Time Server

  6. Enter the IP address of the SNTP server from which the Site Director receives its time.

    Specify a host name only if a DNS server is available to the Site Director. Leave the Device Time Servers field blank.

    For Multicast time synchronization, if you add more than one address, the Site Director ADS/ADX tries to contact only the first address.

  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Save. The Site Director now requests the date and time from the selected time server and propagates it to all other engines/servers on the site.
  9. Go to Configuring additional multicast time synchronization settings.