configure time

configure time month day year hour min sec


Configures the system date and time.

Syntax Description

month Specifies the month. The range is 1-12.
day Specifies the day of the month. The range is 1-31.
year Specifies the year in the YYYY format.The range is 2003 to 2036.
hour Specifies the hour of the day. The range is 0 (midnight) to 23 (11 pm).
min Specifies the minute. The range is 0-59.
sec Specifies the second. The range is 0-59.



Usage Guidelines

The format for the system date and time is as follows:

mm dd yyyy hh mm ss

The time uses a 24-hour clock format. You cannot set the year earlier than 2003 or past 2036. You have the choice of inputting the entire time/date string. If you provide one item at a time and press [Tab], the screen prompts you for the next item. Press [cr] to complete the input.


The following command configures a system date of February 15, 2002 and a system time of 8:42 AM and 55 seconds:

configure time 02 15 2002 08 42 55


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420, 5520, and 5720 series switches.