NTP server synchronization problem with IMM Web GUI - IBM System x
RETAIN tip: H21630
When setting the Network Time Protocol (NTP) server on the Integrated Management Module (IMM) Web Graphical User Interface (GUI), if users use the 'time.nist.gov' (NTP server domain name) in 'NTP server host name or IP address' setting, the server IMM date and time will not be synchronized.
Refer to the attached error screen shot for details.
The system can be any of the following IBM servers:
This tip is not software specific.
This tip is not option specific.The following system firmware levels are affected: IMM Build ID: YUOOE9B and earlier versions
This behavior will be corrected in a future release of IMM.
The target date for this release is fourth quarter 2013.
The file will be available by selecting the appropriate Product Group, type of System, Product name, Product machine type, and Operating system on IBM Support's Fix Central web page, at the following URL:
To workaround the issue, use the NTP server Internet Protocol (IP) address 220.127.116.11 as input in:
The time will be synchronized.
The issue is caused by the incorrect behavior of IMM code.
Applicable countries and regions
Document id: MIGR-5093514