Time sync client PC or DSSRV / DSSRV2 to NTP server using Meinberg.

Issue

  • Configured DSSRV/2 or CMG as time server but need to have other System running Meinberg time synced as well.
  • Have a client PC time synced to Meinberg.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Windows PC
  • DS
    • DSSRV / DSSRV2, DS NVs
  • VideoXpert
    • Ops Center, CMG

Cause

How to install Meinberg to time sync to a server already configured with Meinberg.

Resolution

Note: Before beginning please disable the firewall.

  1. Download Meinberg NTP and install it on the DSSRV/DSSRV2.
     
  2. Run the setup wizard.
     
  3. Click I Agree.


     
  4. Click Next.



     
  5. Click Next.


     
  6. Make sure the following is enabled:

    Create an initial configuration file with the following settings:   = Check the box and enable

    Want to use predefined public NTP Servers                           = None.

    You can specify up to 9 NTP servers you want to use            = Enter the server name or IP address of the NTP server the system will sync time from.



     
  7. Click Next.
     
  8. Click Yes.
     
  9. Click No to review the generated config file.
     
  10. Select "Use SYSTEM account".


     
  11. Click Next


     
  12. Click Finish

  13. Run the Meinberg Quick NTP status (Start > All Programs > Meinberg > Network Time Protocol > Quick NTP Status.)

  14. Verify there is a ' * ' asterist in front of the NTP server. (Note: the asterist can take upto 15min to display.)