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Command line - DellPower Connect and N-Series switch example

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Log into the device with Telnet or SSH. Enter privileged mode by typing enable and entering your enable password.

Enable DNS lookup

Make sure DNS lookups are enabled on your device so it can be synced to an NTP server. Run the following command. Replace 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4 with the DNS servers you’d like to use.

enable
ip domain lookup
ip name-server 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4
exit

Set the clock, time zone, and NTP server

There are four locations shown as examples. To see the available global zones from NTP Pool, refer to https://www.ntppool.org/zone/@.

For each example, replace clock set 09:00:00 with the current time, clock set month January, clock set day 01 and clock set year 2018 at the time the setting was applied. If you use a zone not shown below, also update clock timezone -5.

North America (specifically Eastern Time, UTC-5):

enable
configure
clock set time 09:00:00
clock set month January
clock set day 01
clock set year 2018
clock timezone -5
sntp server pool.ntp.org
exit

Europe (specifically Central European Time, UTC+1):

enable
configure
clock set time 09:00:00
clock set month January
clock set day 01
clock set year 2018
clock timezone +1
sntp server pool.ntp.org
exit

Brazil (specifically Brasília, UTC-3):

enable
configure
clock set time 09:00:00
clock set month January
clock set day 01
clock set year 2018
clock timezone -3
sntp server pool.ntp.org
exit

Australia (specifically Sydney, UTC+11):

enable
configure
clock set time 09:00:00
clock set month January
clock set day 01
clock set year 2018
clock timezone +11
sntp server pool.ntp.org
exit

Confirm the NTP settings

To make sure the settings took effect, run the following command: show clock

Synchronize with an NTP server

To make sure the unit has synchronized with an NTP server, run the following command: show sntp status

Exit configuration mode and save changes

Lock in your changes so they'll survive a reboot of the router: copy running-config startup-config

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