Configure the system time zone for a CE series switch


Run the clock timezone time-zone-name { add | minus } offset command in the user view or system view to configure the local time zone for a switch. By default, the time zone is not configured and a switch uses the default value Time Zone(DefaultZoneName): UTC.

For example, if a switch is located in Beijing, China, set the local time zone name to BJ and the time zone to UTC+8.

clock timezone BJ add 08:00:00

Other related questions:
Configure the system date and time of switch
Run the clock datetime [ utc ] HH:MM:SS YYYY-MM-DD command in the user view to configure the current date and time of a switch. # Set the current date and time of a switch to 2016-01-01 00:00:00. clock datetime 0:0:0 2016-01-01 Note: If the scheduled restart function is configured in the user view using the schedule reboot { at time | delay interval [ force ] } command, and the system time is set to be over 10 minutes later than the scheduled restart time, the scheduled restart function becomes ineffective. For example, if the scheduled restart time is 2016-01-01 00:00:00 and the system time is changed to 2016-01-01 01:00:00, the scheduled restart function becomes ineffective.

Add the storage device and server to a zone on a CE series switch
On a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) network, you can configure zones to control access between ENodes to improve the network security.
A zone contains multiple members, and an ENode can join different zones. Members in the same zone can communicate with each other, whereas members in different zones cannot.
Member nodes can be added to a zone based on the WWPN, WWNN, FC_ID, and FC or FCoE interface. The WWPN mode is recommended. system-view
[~HUAWEI] zone zone1
[*HUAWEI-zone-zone1] member wwpn 20:00:00:9f:be:30:20:10
[*HUAWEI-zone-zone1] quit
[*HUAWEI] commit

Why is the time in a log on CE series switches inconsistent with that on the NMS
Logs sent to the NMS use the standard UTC time. Therefore, the log time displayed on the NMS has no time zone. If the time zone is configured on the device, the log time displayed on the device will differ from that displayed on the NMS.

Time and time zone policy of the server BMC
The default time zone of iMana/iBMC is the GMT time zone. The time zone and time synchronization policy is as follows: iMana and iBMC of rack servers synchronize time with the BIOS every minute but does not synchronize the time zone. Therefore, if the iMana/iBMC time is different from the OS time, the difference is caused by different time zone settings. iMana/iBMC of blade servers (E9000 and E6000) synchronize time with the management module every hour. The management module supports NTP settings for time synchronization.

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