Would you like to learn how to configure the iDRAC NTP feature on a Dell server? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure the NTP service on iDRAC to enable the automatic date and time configuration.

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Tutorial iDrac - NTP and Timezone Configuration

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your iDRAC interface and access the administrative web interface.

dell idrac webinterface

On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.

Factory default access information:
Username: Root
Password: calvin

After a successful login, the administrative menu will be displayed.

Access the iDRAC settings menu.

idrac settings menu

On the top of the screen, access the Settings tab.

idrac ntp menu

On the Settings screen, locate the NTP configuration area.

Enable the Network Time protocol checkbox, enter the NTP server address and click on the Apply button.

idrac ntp configuration

In our example, we set the NTP server IP address 200.160.7.186.

On the Settings screen, locate the Timezone configuration area.

Select the desired timezone configuration and click on the Apply button.

idrac timezone configuration

Congratulations! You have finished the iDrac NTP configuration.