Enabling Network Time protocol broadcasts

You can instruct each node in a cluster to listen for Network time protocol (NTP) broadcasts instead of querying an NTP server for updates by using the broadcast client setting.

Before you begin

About this task

The NTP is used to synchronize clocks over a network. Connection to an internal or external NTP server should be part of the initial cluster setup.

You can enter up to five different NTP servers.

Note: You can use both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
Note: This feature is unavailable in SolidFire Enterprise SDS clusters.


  1. Click Cluster > Settings.
  2. Under Network Time Protocol Settings, select Yes to use as a broadcast client.
  3. In the Server field, enter the NTP server you configured in broadcast mode.
  4. Click Save Changes.