Date and Time

The date, time and time zone configured on your UCx systems is used by various features such as:

  • CDR records and call history entries
  • Log files generated on the system
  • The date and time shown on the display of Nortel IP phones

Therefore it is important to set the correct system time and date. If your UCx system is connected to the Internet, Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to keep the system time accurate. In that case, you have to configure just the correct time zone. If your system is not connected to the Internet, you should make sure that you set the date, time and time zone correctly.

To set the date, time and time zone, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the UCx Web-based Configuration Utility
  2. From the System tab, select Preferences
  3. From the left side column, select Date/Time
  4. Selet the box beside the New Date label and a drop-down box appears to set the current date.
  5. Use the drop-down list boxes beside the New Time label to set the current time.
  6. Use the drop-down list box beside the New Time Zone label to set your time zone.
  7. Press the Apply Changes button

When a time change is applied on this page by the administrator or due to DST, the time on Nortel IP phones will be updated within 5 seconds.