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I noticed that you may not initially be able to set the clock time and date on Nexus 5Ks. For example:
SWITCH-5K2# sh clock 18:16:56.460 UTC Fri Jun 12 2009 SWITCH-5K2# clock set 13:21:00 13 feb 2014 Setting clock from CLI is not allowed in this VDC. SWITCH-5K2#
However, the clock set command worked fine on my Nexus 7Ks. After a bit of digging, I found that this is a known big in NX-OS 5.2(1) on Nexus 5Ks: https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCub52048/?referring_site=ss
I also noticed that I had an impacted version of the NX-OS:
SWITCH-5K2# sh ver | i system: system: version 5.2(1)N1(1b) SWITCH-5K2#
There are a couple of work-arounds:
a) You can set the clock protocol to none in configuration mode, and then set the clock and time.
SWITCH-5K2#conf t Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z. SWITCH-5K2(config)# clock prot none SWITCH-5K2(config)# clock set 13:23:00 13 feb 2014 Thu Feb 13 13:23:00 UTC 2014 SWITCH-5K2(config)# sh clock 13:23:11.122 UTC Thu Feb 13 2014 SWITCH-5K2(config)#
b) You could also use NTP (or PTP) to set the clock and date.
SWITCH-5K2(config)# clock prot ntp SWITCH-5K2(config)# sh cloc 13:23:31.519 UTC Thu Feb 13 2014 SWITCH-5K2(config)# sh run | i ntp SWITCH-5K2(config)# SWITCH-5K2(config)# ntp server 172.16.3.4 use-vrf management SWITCH-5K2(config)# ! my NTP server is reachable from the management port . . . ! wait awhile for NTP to synch with the server (also for me to eat lunch) SWITCH-5K2# SWITCH-5K2# sh clock 14:34:43.470 UTC Thu Feb 13 2014 SWITCH-5K2# sh ntp statistic loc system uptime: 8017 time since reset: 8017 old version packets: 482 new version packets: 0 unknown version number: 0 bad packet format: 0 packets processed: 482 bad authentication: 0 SWITCH-5K2# sh ntp peer-status Total peers : 1 * - selected for sync, + - peer mode(active), - - peer mode(passive), = - polled in client mode remote local st poll reach delay ------------------------------------------------------------------------ *172.16.3.4 0.0.0.0 2 64 377 0.00189 SWITCH-5K2#
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