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NAE Commissioning Guide

Brand
Metasys
Product name
NAE35 Network Automation Engine
NAE45 Network Automation Engine
NAE55 Network Automation Engine
NAE85 Network Automation Engine
NCE25 Network Control Engine
Document type
Commissioning Guide
Document number
LIT-1201519
Version
11.0
Revision date
2022-02-09
Language
English

The following table describes the Multicast time sychronization attributes.

Table 1. Multicast Time Synchronization Fields

Attribute

Description

Multicast Group Address

Specifies the IP address used to multicast the SNTP message. This address identifies the group of devices to receive the SNTP message. The RFC-2030 defined standard address is 224.0.1.1. The address is configurable to allow site-specific use.

Multicast UDP Port

Specifies the UDP port on which Multicast time synchronization polls and listens for messages. The RFC-2030 defined standard port is 123.The UDP port defined here must match the Time Server’s UDP port for successful polling to occur.

Multicast TTL

Specifies the Time-to-Live (TTL) for a Multicast message. The value indicates the number of router hops allowed (number of routers to pass through) before the message is not sent. Routers must be configured to pass Multicast messages to allow the time sync message to pass.

Note: A default value of 1 typically stops the Multicast message from leaving the IP subnet of the Site Director. Most routers decrease the existing TTL upon arrival of a packet, and drop the packet instead of rerouting it when the TTL reaches 0.

Multicast Heartbeat Interval

Specifies the number of minutes between forcing a Multicast time synchronization message from the Site Director to participating devices.