Cisco CallManager Administration Guide, Release 3.0(1)
Date/Time Group
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Date/Time Group

Table Of Contents

Date/Time Group

Adding a Date/Time Group

Updating a Date/Time Group

Deleting a Date/Time Group


Date/Time Group


Use Date/Time Groups to define time zones for the various devices connected to Cisco CallManager. Each device is a member of only one device pool, and each device pool is a member of only one Date/Time Group.

A default Date/Time Group called CMLocal is configured automatically when you install Cisco CallManager. CMLocal is based on the active date and time of the operating system on the server where Cisco CallManager is installed. After installing Cisco CallManager, you can change the settings for CMLocal as desired.


Note CMLocal resets to the operating system date and time whenever you restart Cisco CallManager or upgrade the Cisco CallManager software to a new release. Do not change the name of CMLocal.


Use the following procedures to add, update, or delete Date/Time Groups:

Adding a Date/Time Group

Updating a Date/Time Group

Deleting a Date/Time Group

Adding a Date/Time Group

This section describes how to add a new Date/Time Group to the Cisco CallManager database.

Procedure


Step 1 Open Cisco CallManager Administration.

Step 2 Select System > Date/Time Group.

Step 3 If there is an existing Date/Time Group with settings that are similar to the new group you want to create, select the exiting group to display its settings. If you want to use a copy of the existing group to create the new group, click Copy.

Step 4 In the Date/Time Group Name box, type the name you want to assign to the new Date/Time Group.

Step 5 From the Time Zone drop-down list box, select the time zone for the group you are adding. The option "local time zone of CallManager" copies the time zone information from the operating system of the server where Cisco CallManager is installed.

Step 6 In the Separator box, type the separator character to use between the date fields.

Step 7 From the Date Format drop-down list box, select the date format. This selection sets the format for the date displayed on the Cisco IP Phones.

Step 8 From the Time Format drop-down list box, select 12-hour or 24-hour time.

Step 9 Click Insert to save the new Date/Time Group in the database.


Related Procedures

After adding a new Date/Time Group to the database, you can use it to configure the date and time information for device pools. For more information, see:

Adding a Device Pool

Updating a Date/Time Group

This section describes how to update a Date/Time Group.

Procedure


Step 1 Open Cisco CallManager Administration.

Step 2 Select System > Date/Time Group.

Step 3 From the Date/Time Group list, select the Date/Time Group you want to update.

Step 4 Make the desired changes in the fields you want to update. Before saving the changes, you can click Cancel to reset all fields to their original value.

Step 5 Click Update to save the changes in the database.


Additional Information

The Restart Devices button restarts all devices in the selected Date/Time Group. This button is only for your convenience in restarting devices. You do not have to use it when making changes to a Date/Time Group.


Caution Restarting devices can cause them to drop calls.

Deleting a Date/Time Group

This section describes how to delete a Date/Time Group from the Cisco CallManager database.

Before You Begin

You cannot delete a Date/Time Group that has any device pools assigned to it. If you try to delete a Date/Time Group that is in use, Cisco CallManager displays an error message. Before deleting a Date/Time Group that is currently in use, you must perform either or both of the following tasks:

Update the device pools to assign them to a different Date/Time Group. See the "Updating a Device Pool" section.

Delete the devices pools assigned to the Date/Time Group you want to delete. See the "Deleting a Device Pool" section.

Procedure


Step 1 Open Cisco CallManager Administration.

Step 2 Select System > Date/Time Group.

Step 3 From the Date/Time Group list, select the Date/Time Group you want to delete.

Step 4 Click Delete.

Step 5 When asked to confirm the delete operation, click either OK to delete or Cancel to cancel the delete operation.