Configuring time synchronization - Metasys - LIT-12012458 - Field Device - 13.0

Metasys IP Networks for BACnet/IP Controllers Technical Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-12012458
Version
13.0
Revision date
2023-10-23
Product status
Active
Language
English
While time synchronization between Metasys and network system is not required, the use of a common network time is taken for granted in debugging, network monitoring and network security. All the debug output and syslogs from all the switches are time-synced, simplifying the identification and correlation of related events on multiple switches.
Table 1. Configuring time synchronization on a Cisco managed switch

Configuration step

Cisco IOS CLI command

1

Enter global configuration mode.

Switch# configure terminal

2

Configure the time zone of the switch. In this example, U.S. Central Standard Time (CST) is being configured, which has an offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of -6 hours and 0 minutes).

Switch(config)# clock timezone CST -6 0

3

Configure daylight savings time, if applicable. In this example, Central Daylight Savings Time (CDT) is being configured.

Switch(config)# clock summer-time CDT recurring

4

Configure a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server as the clock source. In this example, the IP address of the NTP server (10.10.10.10) rather than the name of the server being specified.

Switch(config)# ntp server 10.10.10.10

5

Turn on timestamping for debug output.

Switch(config)# service timestamps debug datetime msec localtime

6

Turn on timestamping for syslog output.

Switch(config)# service timestamps log datetime msec localtime

7

Exit global configuration mode.

Switch(config)# exit