DOCA0172EN-12

Date and Time

Presentation

The date and time function is used to configure date and time either manually or with automatic synchronization. Accurate date and time are required to enable TLS certificate validity checking, as well as to obtain properly time-stamped logs.

EcoStruxure Panel Server date and time are used for time stamping events to provide a chronological order.

Availability

This function is available on Panel Server Entry , Universal , and Advanced .

Setting the Parameters

The date and time function is set as follows:
  • With EcoStruxure Power Commission (EPC) software

  • On the EcoStruxure Panel Server webpages, at Settings > General > Date and time

General Settings

The following table describes the settings and where they are available.

Parameter Description EPC software Webpages
Synchro mode Used to select the date and time configuration mode of the EcoStruxure Panel Server :
  • Select Manual to set the date and time manually in the dedicated fields.

  • Select NTP to synchronize the date and time automatically with an external NTP server.

  • Select Cloud (default setting) to synchronize the date and time automatically with an NTP server hosted by Schneider Electric cloud services.

NTP Server Settings

The following parameters are displayed only when the parameter of date and time synchronization mode is set to NTP.

The following table describes the settings and where they are available.

Parameter Description EPC software Webpages

Mode

Used to select the synchronization mode:

  • Select Static to set NTP server address manually.

  • Select DHCP (default setting) to obtain date and time automatically from the NTP server that is specified by a DHCP server

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    NOTE: To use DHCP mode, the network settings must be set to DHCP (see related topic).

Polling interval (s)

Allows you to enter the polling interval to set how frequently (in seconds) the EcoStruxure Panel Server requests updates from the time server.

  • 64

  • 128

  • 256

  • 512

  • 1024

Primary server address

Used to enter the primary NTP server address when the parameter NTP settings > Mode is set to Static.

Secondary server address

Used to enter the secondary NTP server address when the parameter NTP settings > Mode is set to Static.

Setting Date and Time Manually

EcoStruxure Panel Server date and time can be set manually:
  • With EcoStruxure Power Commission (EPC) software

    • By manually setting the date and time in the dedicated fields.

    • By user-initiated synchronization with date and time of the PC running EcoStruxure Power Commission software.

  • On the EcoStruxure Panel Server webpages, at Settings > General > Date & Time > General settings > Synchro mode > Manual

    • By user-initiated synchronization with date and time of the PC.

The following parameters are displayed only when the parameter of date and time synchronization mode is set to Manual.

Parameter Description EPC software Webpages
Date & Time Used to set the date by using a date picker. Set time in UTC+00:00.
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