NTP Overview

Network Time Protocol (NTP) provides accurate time across a whole network of devices such as routers or switches and synchronizes time among these devices on a network. NTP uses an NTP server that maintains a highly accurate time. An NTP network is comprised of devices (clients) that are to be synchronized with the NTP server that has UTC time and provides it to the client devices.


  • Install and configure an NTP server on your network and remember the IP address of the NTP server.

Supported Platforms

Not all features are necessarily supported on each hardware platform. Refer to the Platform Guide for the features and the sub-features that are or are not supported by each platform.