Date printed: 03-21-2019   Last updated: 02-06-2014

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Applies to versions: 2.0, 2.1

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.




DST Config

Modify DST Boundaries for Time Zones.






Time & Date



System Mail Settings



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.



UPS Power Management

TimeIPS supports graceful shut down with APC brand Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) battery backup devices. Most APC brand SmartUPS and BackUPS devices are supported. The Intelligent Personnel System Upgrade (IPSIPS) module is required.

  1. Plug TimeIPS into the UPS device once TimeIPS has been properly shut down.
    1. Shut down your TimeIPS system by clicking on the Shutdown Server button in the System Management tab of the page.
    2. NOTE: Wait until the system completely shuts down, indicated by the small LCD display turning off.
    3. Unplug the power cord from the wall and wait at least 60 seconds.
    4. Plug the power cord into the UPS device and TimeIPS will restart.
    5. NOTE: If TimeIPS does not start the boot process after plugging the power cord into the UPS device, unplug the power cord and wait at least 60 seconds so the power can drain completely from the motherboard and reset capacitor.
    6. Once TimeIPS has completed booting back up, which may take up to 5 minutes, login and return to the System Settings page.
  2. Select the UPS Cable Type, Notify of Power Loss after time frame, and Automatically Shut Down time frame in the pull-downs.
    • UPS Cable Type pull-down includes all supported APC brand cable model numbers.
      NOTE: Be sure to indicate the exact model number found on the cable.
    • Notify of Power Loss After pull-down indicates when TimeIPS will notify all employees with System Administrator security of the power loss via email and through the TimeIPS My Messages section.
    • Automatically shut down indicates when TimeIPS should be shut down after power loss.
      Note: The "When the battery is low" setting does not work with the 940-0020B or 940-0023A cables. All other devices will automatically shut the TimeIPS system down when the battery is low or when the "Automatically shut down" time has elapsed, whichever comes first.
  3. Click on the Update UPS Settings button to save the changes.




The Redundant Storage Status section shows the current status of the Redundant Storage hard drives.


If TimeIPS detects a non-operating hard drive on a redundant storage system, the System Message Sender E-mail will be alerted via email. You should first attempt to resynchronize the hard drive by clicking on the Resynchronize button as shown below. If the resynchronization does not complete, please contact TimeIPS technical support for assistance.



Network Configuration

TimeIPS initially uses DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to automatically gain an IP address from your network during setup. Once your TimeIPS system has been configured, you need to assign it a static, or never changing, IP address for easy access to your TimeIPS system.

  1. Check the Confirm Network Change check box.
    NOTE: If you are adjusting the Addressing Method, IP Address, Subnet Mast, or Default Gateway and the Addressing is currently STATIC, you first need to check the Confirm Network Change checkbox.
  2. Enter/Adjust the Addressing Method, IP Address, Subnet Mast, Default Gateway, DNS Servers, and Clock Access Port information as necessary.
    • Use the Static Addressing Method whenever possible. Ask your network administrator what IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway used on your network or, if your TimeIPS system is connected directly to your computer, you may set the automatically attained settings to static.
    • A DNS (Domain Name System) Server translates domain names, such as, into its IP address, such as
    • If you need your TimeIPS clock stations to access the TimeIPS master station through a nonstandard port, for instance due to network policy restrictions, enter a Clock Access Port number between 1 and 65535 here.
  3. Click on the Update Network Configuration button to save the changes or any link in the left pane Main Menu to leave the page without applying the changes.


Setting Static Routes (Routing Table)

For advanced networks, TimeIPS can be configured with static routes. This can be done on TimeIPS master or client systems by browsing to http://{ip address of TimeIPS}/staticRoutes.php



IPSDBRO Database Configuration

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, 3.0)
Restarting/Shutting Down TimeIPS (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0)
TimeIPS Server DST Configuration (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0)
Adjusting Time/Date Settings (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0)
Adjusting SMTP Mail Settings (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0)
PHP Memory Settings (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0)
System Settings (2.0, 2.1)
IPSDBBRO Database Configuration (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0)

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