Cisco CallManager Administration Guide, Release 3.2(1)
Date/Time Group Configuration
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Date/Time Group Configuration

Table Of Contents

Date/Time Group Configuration

Adding a Date/Time Group

Updating a Date/Time Group

Deleting a Date/Time Group

Date/Time Group Configuration Settings


Date/Time Group Configuration


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

Installing Cisco CallManager automatically configures a default Date/Time Group called CMLocal. CMLocal synchronizes to 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. Normally, adjust server date/time to the local time zone date and time.


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.



Tip For a worldwide distribution of Cisco IP phones, create one named Date/Time Group for each of the 24 time zones.


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

Adding a Date/Time Group

Updating a Date/Time Group

Deleting a Date/Time Group

Date/Time Group Configuration Settings

Adding a Date/Time Group

This section describes how to add a new date/time group to the Cisco CallManager database.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Date/Time Group.

Step 2 To create a new date/time group from an existing group, choose the date/time group with settings that are similar to the group you want to create, and click Copy.

Step 3 Enter or edit the appropriate settings as described in Table 5-1.

Step 4 Click Insert to save the new date/time group in the database.


Next Steps

After adding a new date/time group to the database, you can assign it to a device pool to configure the date and time information for that device pool. For more information, see the "Adding a Device Pool" section.

Related Topics

Updating a Date/Time Group

Deleting a Date/Time Group

Date/Time Group Configuration Settings

Updating a Date/Time Group

This section describes how to update a date/time group.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Date/Time Group.

Step 2 From the Date/Time Group list, choose the date/time group you want to update.

Step 3 Update the appropriate settings as described in Table 5-1.

Step 4 Click Update to save the changes in the database.

Step 5 To apply the changes, restart the devices in the device pool that uses this date/time group. See the "Updating a Device Pool" section for information on restarting devices.


Related Topics

Adding a Date/Time Group

Deleting a Date/Time Group

Date/Time Group Configuration Settings

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 is used by any device pool. 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:

Assign a different date/time group to any device pools that are using the date/time group you want to delete. See the "Updating a Device Pool" section.

Delete the device pools that are using the date/time group you want to delete. See the "Deleting a Device Pool" section.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Date/Time Group.

Step 2 From the Date/Time Group list, choose the date/time group you want to delete.

Step 3 Click Delete.

Step 4 When prompted to confirm the delete operation, click either OK to delete or Cancel to cancel the delete operation.


Related Topics

Adding a Date/Time Group

Updating a Date/Time Group

Date/Time Group Configuration Settings

Date/Time Group Configuration Settings

Table 5-1 describes the date/time group configuration settings.

Table 5-1 Date/Time Group Configuration Settings 

Field
Description

Group Name

Enter the name you want to assign to the new date/time group.

Time Zone

Choose 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.

Separator

Choose the separator character to use between the date fields.

Date Format

Choose the date format for the date displayed on the Cisco IP phones.

Time Format

Choose 12-hour or 24-hour time.


Related Topics

Adding a Date/Time Group

Updating a Date/Time Group

Deleting a Date/Time Group