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MSM765zl system time & establishing tunnel to APs

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MSM765zl system time & establishing tunnel to APs

Hopefully somebody has some thoughts re: our problem.


Running an MSM765zl controller with 40 x MSM460 (+ 1 x external AP) access points attached.


Controller power was lost unexpectedly.  When power was restored the controller system time reset to 1990 and shows 41 access points as 'Configured' but most show as 'Pending' or 'Detected'.  When browsing on the management for the controller, each AP shows under diagnostic as 'Establishing tunnel.


Have tried restoring controller configuration to prior to power-loss via backed up config file.  No effect.


Any thoughts welcome.  System Log attached.

Richard Litchfield
Respected Contributor

Re: MSM765zl system time & establishing tunnel to APs

The MSM765zl gets its time from the zl chassis it sits in. I don't think you can even set NTP. You must therefore ensure that the host chassis has the correct time, by enabling NTP on it.


Example for zl chassis NTP below.


time daylight-time-rule user-defined begin-date 10/01 end-date 04/01
time timezone 600
timesync sntp
sntp unicast
sntp server priority 1