Configuring the clock and timezone for the gateway
The gateway allows you to manually set the date/time and timezone of the server. The command to set the date/time is available in operational mode only. The command to set the timezone is available in configuration mode only. The default timezone setting for the gateway is UTC.
Note: NTP must be disabled before configuring the time and date manually. If NTP is enabled, you cannot manually set the time and date. NTP is mutually exclusive with the manual option for setting the clock. You can enable NTP after you manually set the clock to ensure that the time and date stay in sync with a common clock source. Blue Cedar highly recommends using NTP to ensure a synchronized clock. This is critical for verifying time-sensitive objects such as certificate expiration and renewal dates. See Configuring system protocols and services for details on enabling and disabling NTP.
When configuring the timezone, you can only set this parameter manually. NTP does not modify timezone.
Setting the current date and time
To set the date/time, use the request command with the current-datetime parameter in operational mode.