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Table of Contents

FortiVoice Gateway Administration Guide

Configuring the time and date

The System > Configuration > Time tab lets you configure the system time and date of the FortiVoice Gateway.

You can either manually set the FortiVoice Gateway system time or configure the FortiVoice Gateway to automatically keep its system time correct by synchronizing with Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers.

Note

For many features to work, including scheduling, logging, and certificate-dependent features, the FortiVoice Gateway system time must be accurate.
FortiVoice Gateway supports daylight savings time (DST), including recent changes in the USA, Canada and Western Australia.

To configure the system time
  1. Go to System > Configuration > Time.
  2. Configure the following:

    GUI field

    Description

    System time

    Displays the date and time according to the FortiVoice Gateway’s clock at the time that this tab was loaded, or when you last selected the Refresh button.

    Time zone

    Select the time zone in which the FortiVoice Gateway is located.

    Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving time changes: Enable to adjust the FortiVoice Gateway system clock automatically when your time zone changes to daylight savings time (DST) and back to standard time.

    Set date

    Select this option to manually set the date and time of the FortiVoice Gateway’s clock, then select the Year, Month, Day,Hour, Minute, and Second fields before you click Apply.

    Alternatively, configure Synchronize with NTP server.

    Synchronize with NTP Server

    Select to use a network time protocol (NTP) server to automatically set the system date and time, then configure Server and Sync Interval.

    • Server: Enter the IP address or domain name of an NTP server.
    • You can add a maximum of 10 NTP servers. The FortiVoice Gateway uses the first NTP server based on the selection mechanism of the NTP protocol.

      Click the + sign to add more servers.

      Click the - sign to remove servers. Note that you cannot remove the last server.

      To find the NTP servers that you can use, see http://www.ntp.org.

    • Sync interval: Enter how often, in minutes, the FortiVoice Gateway should synchronize its time with the NTP server. For example, entering 1440 causes the FortiVoice Gateway to synchronize its time once a day.
    • Depending on your network traffic, it may take some time for the FortiVoice Gateway to synchronize its time with the NTP server.

  3. Click Apply.

Configuring the time and date

The System > Configuration > Time tab lets you configure the system time and date of the FortiVoice Gateway.

You can either manually set the FortiVoice Gateway system time or configure the FortiVoice Gateway to automatically keep its system time correct by synchronizing with Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers.

Note

For many features to work, including scheduling, logging, and certificate-dependent features, the FortiVoice Gateway system time must be accurate.
FortiVoice Gateway supports daylight savings time (DST), including recent changes in the USA, Canada and Western Australia.

To configure the system time
  1. Go to System > Configuration > Time.
  2. Configure the following:

    GUI field

    Description

    System time

    Displays the date and time according to the FortiVoice Gateway’s clock at the time that this tab was loaded, or when you last selected the Refresh button.

    Time zone

    Select the time zone in which the FortiVoice Gateway is located.

    Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving time changes: Enable to adjust the FortiVoice Gateway system clock automatically when your time zone changes to daylight savings time (DST) and back to standard time.

    Set date

    Select this option to manually set the date and time of the FortiVoice Gateway’s clock, then select the Year, Month, Day,Hour, Minute, and Second fields before you click Apply.

    Alternatively, configure Synchronize with NTP server.

    Synchronize with NTP Server

    Select to use a network time protocol (NTP) server to automatically set the system date and time, then configure Server and Sync Interval.

    • Server: Enter the IP address or domain name of an NTP server.
    • You can add a maximum of 10 NTP servers. The FortiVoice Gateway uses the first NTP server based on the selection mechanism of the NTP protocol.

      Click the + sign to add more servers.

      Click the - sign to remove servers. Note that you cannot remove the last server.

      To find the NTP servers that you can use, see http://www.ntp.org.

    • Sync interval: Enter how often, in minutes, the FortiVoice Gateway should synchronize its time with the NTP server. For example, entering 1440 causes the FortiVoice Gateway to synchronize its time once a day.
    • Depending on your network traffic, it may take some time for the FortiVoice Gateway to synchronize its time with the NTP server.

  3. Click Apply.