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Configuring Date and Time

When you log on to the everRun system for the first time, configure the date and time to enable the Network Time Protocol (NTP) service. Using the NTP service automatically sets the system clock and ensures that it does not drift from the actual time.

Caution: When you change the date and time settings, the primary physical machine (PMs) may reboot and the secondary PM may shutdown if system time has drifted from actual time. All virtual machines (VMs) are stopped and business processing is interrupted until the reboot is complete.
Note: The clock swaps between time zones whenever VMs migrate or restart. To ensure that the time zone in VMs does not change:

To configure date and time settings

  1. Click Preferences in the left-hand navigation panel, to open the Preferences page.
  2. On the Preferences page, click Date & Time.
  3. In the Date & Time display, the default setting for Configure Time Zone is America, New York. Select a time zone appropriate for your location, if necessary.
  4. Select one of the following for Configure Date and Time:

  5. Click Save (or click Reset to restore the previously-saved values).

If the system requires a reboot because of time drift, a message appears in the everRun Availability Consolemasthead telling you that the system will reboot. In this case, the primary physical machine (PM) reboots and the secondary PM shuts down. While the primary PM reboots, you lose your connection to the everRun Availability Console. When the reboot is complete, the PM re-establishes a connection to the console and you receive an alert telling you to restart the secondary PM.

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The everRun Availability Console

The Preferences Page

Using the everRun Availability Console