Set date and time manually on Linux based Endura Devices

Issue

  • System manager is not synced to a time server and time drift needs to be corrected
  • Date and time on devices need to be temporarily corrected during time server / system manager issues

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

All Linux based Endura devices

Cause

Date and time needs to be set manually

Resolution

1. Log into Endura Utilities using your admin login [Default username: admin, password: admin]

2. Right click the device in Endura Utilities and select SSH into [Default username: root, password: pel2899100]

3. Set the date/time manually with the date command. For Example, if we want to set the date to May 23 2013 and the time to 9:05 AM, we can use one of the following date commands listed to do so:

date -s "23 MAY 2013 9:05:00" - Most Linux based Endura devices, including the System Manager, will work with this command format.

date 05230905002013 - Some devices may require this format. In this case the format follows a strict number and placement of characters for each value: MMDDhhmmssYYYY

4. Use the date command without any arguments to verify the correct date/time is displayed: date