Configuring Site Director for Multicast time synchronization - Metasys - LIT-1201519 - MS-NAE35xx-2 - MS-NAE45xx-2 - MS-NAE5510-2U - MS-NAE5510-3U - MS-NAE551S-2 - MS-NAE55xx-3 - MS-NCE25xx-0 - MS-NXE85SW-x - Supervisory Device - NAE35 Network Automation Engine - NAE45 Network Automation Engine - NAE55 Network Automation Engine - NAE85 Network Automation Engine - NCE25 Network Control Engine - 11.0

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

About this task

Follow these steps to set the time synchronization method to Multicast for the Site Director, either the Metasys Server or a network engine.

Procedure

  1. Log on the server or network engine Site Director.
  2. Drag the Site object to the display frame.
  3. Select Advanced.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. In the Time section under the Time Sync Method drop-down box, select Multicast.
    Figure 1. Time Sync Method field set to Multicast
  6. Retain the default values for the following Multicast attributes as follows:
    • Multicast Group Address: 244.0.1.1
    • Multicast UDP Port: 123
    • Multicast TTL: 1
    • Multicast Heartbeat Interval: 5

    For descriptions of these Multicast attributes, see Multicast time synchronization settings.

  7. Click Save. With Multicast time synchronization enabled, the Windows win32time service in the background of the operating system is terminated. Time synchronization occurs when you change the clock locally at the Metasys Server or upon expiration of the Time Sync Period.
  8. Click on the Date and time on the bottom right corner of Windows®. Click Date and time settings to verify that the Set time automatically parameter is set to On.