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Applies to versions: 2.0, 2.1



ASP System Settings



The System Settings page lists the configuration settings for core components of your TimeIPS® Server. This includes System Management, Time/Date Configuration, Mail Settings, Memory Settings, and Remote Database Configuration.

 

 

Using the left pane Main Menu » Administration, click on: System » System Settings


 

 

System Management

You can Enable Remote Service, Restart your master TimeIPS station, Restart the networking, and Shutdown your TimeIPS station for maintenance or moving.

  • If the Registration Number is blank, enter in your Registration Number and/or Customer ID. After saving this change, it will appear in the footer of your TimeIPS system.


  • Some troubleshooting procedures may require a TimeIPS support representative to access your TimeIPS® system. If directed by a TimeIPS support representative, click the Enable Remote Service button to access the Remote Service Authorization page.
  • Click the Restart Server button to restart your TimeIPS® server. Please wait 4-5 minutes for a full restart to finish. TimeIPS will be unavailable during this time.
    NOTE: The RESTART SERVER button is a complete power cycle whereas the RESTART SERVER NETWORK button restarts only the networking component of the server.
  • Click the Restart Server Network button to restart the TimeIPS® server's network. Please wait 2-3 minutes for a network restart to finish. TimeIPS may be briefly unavailable.
  • If you need to move or completely turn off power to the TimeIPS Server, click on the Shutdown Server button. Please wait 3-4 minutes for the system shutdown to complete. When the fan on the back of the TimeIPS system stops, the shutdown is complete, and the power cord can safely be removed.
    NOTE: If you have multiple TimeIPS stations, the clock stations can be shut down and restarted from their respective IP address links in Clock Configuration.
  • Click the Save Registration Number button to save your changes.

 

 

 

DST Config

Modify DST Boundaries for Time Zones.

  • If your company, any employees or divisions are in a time zone that observes Daylight Saving Time, select the time zone from the drop down list and click Edit DST Boundaries to view the dates when DST starts and stops each year.

 

 

  • To add an additional DST period, go to the top of the list then enter a date and time in the DST Begins column (in Standard Time) and a date and time in the DST Ends column (in Daylight Saving/Summer Time).
  • Enter an amount of time in the Time saved column. This represents the amount of time clocks are shifted when entering or exiting DST, which is normally 60 minutes (1 hour).
  • Then click the Add New button.

 

  • To edit a DST period, simply click on the appropriate item to put the row into edit mode. Hit "Esc" or click Cancel to cancel the edit, or hit "Enter" or click Edit to commit the changes.

 

 

Time & Date

  • Check the Use NTP box to enable automatic time synchronization.
    NOTE: Using NTP for time synchronization on your TimeIPS® Server is recommended.
  • On some VM systems, the NTP service can still lose significant time. To combat this, you can force a restart of the NTP service every 10 minutes by checking the Force Restart box.
  • Enter the NTP Server Address you wish to synchronize to. (Recommended: ntp.timeips.com) By using Automatic Time Synchronization, your TimeIPS Station will automatically connect and synchronize its time to an NTP server. This is highly recommended because an unsynchronized local clock will drift, eventually resulting in incorrect times. Using this option requires an Internet connection or an NTP server available on your local network. If you have a firewall, be sure that port 123 is not blocked.
  • System Time: Set the date and time of your TimeIPS® Server's internal clock.
    Manually setting the time on your TimeIPS® Server is NOT generally recommended.
    If you do not have an Internet connection or an NTP server on your local network, you will need to use the local clock option. In this case we recommend checking the time at least once a week and adjusting as needed.
  • Click the Restart NTP Service button to manually perform a one time restart of the NTP server.
  • Click the Apply Changes button to save your changes.

 

 

System Mail Settings

  • Mail Server: Enter the outgoing SMTP server you would like the TimeIPS® System to send mail through. The default port is 25; use "server:port" to specify a different port.
  • Email Link Configuration: Some outgoing email will contain links pointing back to specific pages on this server. If email is always accessed from inside your network, select Internal IP Address. If email is accessed from outside your network, and/or you have a router/firewall with port forwarding configured, select Domain Name and set the domain name under Company/Divisions->URL tab. NOTE: Some router/firewall configurations do not allow internal access to an external IP with port forwarding. If this is the case for you, Domain Name links will NOT work inside your network. In this case, select Provide Both Links.
  • Email Link Port Number: If you use port forwarding to redirect external requests to your TimeIPS® Server, set the port here so that links in E-Mails sent by this system will route properly.
  • Many mail servers require that SSL be used to send messages. Check the Secure Sockets box if your mail server requires that the TimeIPS® system use SMTP over SSL. Do not check this box if your mail server needs to use STARTTLS; support for STARTTLS will be automatically detected. Checking this box causes the port to default to 465.
  • Disable STARTTLS : Some mail servers report that they have support for STARTTLS, but in fact do not. If you see messages in the "View Errors" link below indicating an inability to connect to server, try checking this option.
  • Enter the Username to log into the SMTP server above. Contact your System Administrator or ISP for this information if needed.
  • Enter the Password required to log into the SMTP server.
  • Click the Update Mail Settings button to save your changes.

 

 

PHP Memory Settings

The PHP Memory Settings can have a significant impact on the performance of your system. Please only make changes if you are confident of their impact.

  • Server Memory Allocation (Will Restart System): Specify the amount of internal system memory PHP is allowed to use, in MB. For installations with a significant number of employees, increasing this value is recommended. The valid range is 50 up to 231
  • Server Opcode Cache Memory Allocation (Will Restart System): Specify the amount of internal system memory that the PHP Opcode Cache is allowed to use, in MB. The amount of memory needed for the Opcode Cache is static so changing this value may decrease system performance. The valid range is 32 up to 77
  • Background Process Memory Allocation: Specify the amount of internal system memory PHP is allowed to use when running background processes, in MB. For installations with a significant number of employees that run large or lengthy reports, increasing this value is recommended. The valid range is 50 up to 231
  • Background Process Opcode Cache Memory Allocation: Specify the amount of internal system memory that the PHP Opcode Cache is allowed to use when running background processes, in MB. The amount of memory needed for the Opcode Cache is static so changing this value may decrease system performance. The valid range is 32 up to 77
  • Click the Apply Memory Settings button to save your changes.

 

 

IPSDBRO Database Configuration

  • The Limited Remote Database Username is the username used for remote database access such as from an ODBC-compliant application. This user is used primarily for read-only access.
  • The Limited Remote Database Password must be between 8 and 16 characters long (inclusive). Leave blank unless changing password.
  • Confirm the Limited Remote Database Password by typing it a second time.
  • Click the Update Database Configuration button to save your changes.


See Also:
Enable Remote Service (1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
Restarting/Shutting Down TimeIPS (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
TimeIPS Server DST Configuration (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
Adjusting Time/Date Settings (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
Adjusting SMTP Mail Settings (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
PHP Memory Settings (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
IPSDBBRO Database Configuration (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
System Settings (2.0, 2.1)

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