Configuring the Time Zone

The Time Zone Summary page displays information about the current system time, the time zone, and the daylight saving time (also known as summer time) settings configured on the device.

To access this page, click System > Advanced Configuration > Time Zone > Summary in the navigation menu.

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Time Zone Summary Fields

Field Description
Current Time This section contains information about the system time and date on the device. If the current time has not been acquired by the SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol) client on the device or configured manually, this section shows the default time and date plus the amount of time since the system was last rebooted.
  • Time: The current time on the system clock. This time is used to provide time stamps on log messages. Additionally, some CLI show commands include the time in the command output.
  • Zone: The acronym that represents the time zone.
  • Date: The current date on the system.
  • Time Source: The time source from which the time update is taken – one of the following:
    • SNTP: The time has been acquired from an SNTP server.
    • No Time Source: The time has either been manually configured or not configured at all.
Time Zone This section contains information about the time zone and offset.
  • Zone: The acronym that represents the time zone. It can be any 0- to 4-character text string.
  • Offset: The number of hours offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is also known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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