3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 6, 2015 2:14 PM by Jon Scholten

    Changing NTP setting to external source ?

    mekafir

      Hi folks,

       

      Recently I have elected new physical box domain controller and wondering do I need to reboot the appliances after I configured the McAfee Web gateway physical and Virtual Appliance with the new NTP setting ?

       

      Thanks,

      M

        • 1. Re: Changing NTP setting to external source ?
          Jon Scholten

          Hi M,

           

          Rebooting would sync the clocks but its not necessary.

           

          If you wanted to sync the clocks manually you can do the following:

          # Sync the system time with NTP:

          service ntpd stop

          service ntpdate start

          service ntpd start

           

          # Check the hardware time

          hwclock

          # Check the system time

          date

           

          # If the system time (date) is correct and there is a time difference with the hwclock

          hwclock --systohc

          # If the hwclock is correct and there is a time difference with the system time

          hwclock --hctosys

           

          # Then check the times again

          hwclock;date

           

          Best Regards,

          Jon

          • 2. Re: Changing NTP setting to external source ?
            mekafir

            Thanks John.

             

            So if I changed the NTP from the Web console, as per below instruction

             

            1. Open Web Browser and go to the https://applianceIP:4712/ for each respective appliance.
            2. Go to Appliances Tab >  expand Appliances container then click on the Date and Time and then change it into the new NTP server IP address.
            3. Click on [Save Changes] button on the top right hand corner
            4. Exit the setting page.
            5. Close the browser.

             

            do I have to to do it from the SSH console as well ?

            • 3. Re: Changing NTP setting to external source ?
              Jon Scholten

              Hi M,

               

              You don't have to do it from SSH, performing it from the GUI will do it as well.

               

              Best Regards,

              Jon