Cisco 2960 as NTP server and client

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Jul 6th, 2010
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Hi,


I was wondering if anyone can advise, as I am new to Cisco.


I have been asked to setup a Cicso 2960 as both an NTP Client and an NTP server.

This is so that it will be able to get it's NTP updates from a Windows server, and will also act as an NTP server itself to enable other switches and firewalls to get their updates from it.


I have found some information about setting it up as a client, but any verification on how to this this would be appreciated.


Also I can't find any info on setting it up as an NTP server. Is it possible to do this?


Many Thanks in advance


Nicola

Correct Answer by Hitesh Vinzoda about 7 years 2 weeks ago

you can configure 2960 as a client but cannot be configured as a NTP server.


use this command to configure it as a client


config>ntp server >


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Hitesh Vinzoda Tue, 07/06/2010 - 01:46
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you can configure 2960 as a client but cannot be configured as a NTP server.


use this command to configure it as a client


config>ntp server >


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nicwill1970 Tue, 07/06/2010 - 02:12
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Thanks for the quick response, much appreciated :-)


Just out of interest, do you know if there are any Cisco switches that can be configured as NTP servers ?

Ganesh Hariharan Tue, 07/06/2010 - 02:28
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Thanks for the quick response, much appreciated :-)


Just out of interest, do you know if there are any Cisco switches that can be configured as NTP servers ?

Cisco 3750,4500,6500 series can act ntp server


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Leo Laohoo Tue, 07/06/2010 - 15:33
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I wouldn't configure Cisco appliance as an authoritative NTP server.


If you have Windows servers, you can configure them to be an authoritative NTP server.


How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314054


How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042


How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216734


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