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Configuring the system time

HCP can be configured to maintain the system time internally or to synchronize the system time to one or more external time servers. In the latter case, if either of the following events occurs, the HCP system restarts automatically:

  • The time on the time server is changed by more than 1,000 seconds.
  • The HCP system starts using a new time server whose time differs from the original time server by more than 1,000 seconds.
NoteChanging the system time restarts the HCP system automatically, which makes system data unavailable for several minutes.


  1. On the Configuration menu, click Time.

    The Time Settings dialog box appears.
  2. Perform one of the following steps:

    • To configure the HCP system to use an external time server, enter the server's hostname or IP address in the Time Servers field. If specifying more than one time server, separate each one with a comma.
    • To configure the HCP system to use an internal time server, enter the current time in the Current Time field, and then use the Time Zone drop-down list to select the time zone with which the current time will be associated.
  3. Click Update Settings.


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