On the Device Configuration (Time Settings) screen, you can configure the settings for how the system tracks time. The TippingPoint device comes with pre-defined time zone entries. Although system logs are kept in Universal Time (UTC), the SMS translates UTC time values into local time values for viewing purposes. You must choose one of the following radio buttons:
Internal Device Time: Sets the IPS/TPS device to use its internal CMOS clock. You must then set the internal time for this device from the Local Security Manager (LSM).
Remote SNTP Server: Sets the IPS/TPS device to use an Internet Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) server. You must define the Primary SNTP Server Address. Optionally, you can define a second server.
Note: TippingPoint recommends that you use the SMS as your primary SNTP server.
- Log in to the SMS from a client.
- On the SMS toolbar, navigate to the Devices > All Devices and expand the tab.
- Select a device from the display window and do one of the following:
- Right-click and select Edit > Device Configuration.
- On the top menu select Edit > Details > Device Configuration.
- Double-click the device and click on Device Configuration.
- On the Device Configuration Wizard screen, click the Time Settings tab.
- The Device Configuration (Time Settings) screen displays.
- In the Clock Source section, select one of the following:
- Manual-Internal Device Time - Sets the IPS/TPS to use its internal CMOS clock
- Synchronize Device Time with SMS
- NTP Server - Sets the IPS/TPS to use an Internet Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) server
- Time Zone: You can select a time zone (predefined with countries and major cities). The SMS keeps system logs in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and can translate UTC in to other time zones.
- Click OK to update the device.
Reference: SMS User Guide