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What's the standard way to set up time in your network devices when you have multiple locations around the world?

What's the standard way to set up time for your network devices when you have offices in the US, Canada, the UK,...? Is it better to set up the local time of our HQ everywhere?

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Re: What's the standard way to set up time in your network devic

Set up a NTP server. Point your devices to the ntp servers (note some devices may not support this, e.g. PIX version 6.1 or lower).

Then set corresponding timezone for each country.

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Re: What's the standard way to set up time in your network devic

If your support team is in the US, then time relative to the US might make sense for all locations.

Otherwise, a common practice for organizations that are global in nature is to use GMT, or UTC as the base and just make sure everyone knows how to add and subtract hours when reviewing logs to determine when an event occured in that particular timezone.

If you are logging messages to a centralized loghost, then it does make sense to fix all devices to one timezone so sorting is easier.

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