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NTP Synchronization in Meeting Place Express





    Steps for NTP Synchronization in Meeting Place Express


         Login to MPE system as mpxadmin then switch to root user using su -

         Step 1:


              Stop the Meetingplace services with command: /opt/cisco/meetingplace_express/bin/mpx_sys stop


              Stop Ntpd (if needed) /etc/init.d/ntpd stop


         Step 2:


              Sync the time: /usr/sbin/ntpdate -s <NTP server>


         Step 3:


            Sync to hardware clock: /sbin/hwclock --systohc


         Step 4:


             Verify if time has been synced using command date


         Step 5:


             Now verify if ntp will auto start:


             /sbin/chkconfig --list | grep ntpd


              If you do not see an output similar to one below: "ntpd 0:off 1:off 2:off  3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off" then run the command:


              /sbin/chkconfig ntpd on


         Step 6:


              Configure NTP in MPE using the command net


              Then select option 7 to enter the NTP server.


              Enter "none" if you wish to leave an entry unset.You can configure up to 3 network time protocol servers.


              Then  select option 8 to exit "net" configuration.


         Step 7:


             Now reboot the system with command reboot


         Step 8:


             After reboot verify if ntpd started:


             ps -ef | grep ntpd


         Step 9:


             Verify if date/time is correct: date


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