hp 2910al poe switch sntp

Im struggling.

here is my time settings:

HP-E2910al-48G-PoE(config)# show sntp

 SNTP Configuration

  SNTP Authentication : Disabled
  Time Sync Mode: Sntp
  SNTP Mode : Broadcast
  Poll Interval (sec) [720] : 720
  Source IP Selection: Outgoing Interface

  Priority SNTP Server Address                      Version Key-id
  -------- ---------------------------------------  ------- ----------
  1                             3       0
  2                            3       0

HP-E2910al-48G-PoE(config)# show time

ideas why the time wont set?
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
is there an NTP server running on those two systems, is that ntp server allowing you access to query the time? Is routing setup so you can reach them?
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
i believe so, a uk one.  http://www.timetools.co.uk/2013/07/25/ntp-server-uk/

i can ping the 2nd one.
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
The first is actualy a name with matching ip:

# dig chronos.csr.net
chronos.csr.net.        10751   IN      A

The 2nd is a rotation scheme, and might not be valid anymore.
# dig ntp.my-inbox.co.uk

ntp.my-inbox.co.uk.     14384   IN      CNAME   uk.pool.ntp.org.
uk.pool.ntp.org.        134     IN      A
uk.pool.ntp.org.        134     IN      A
uk.pool.ntp.org.        134     IN      A
uk.pool.ntp.org.        134     IN      A

# ntpdate -q ntp.my-inbox.co.uk
server, stratum 2, offset -0.000256, delay 0.03625
server, stratum 1, offset 0.003214, delay 0.05713
server, stratum 2, offset -0.000068, delay 0.03629
server, stratum 3, offset 0.003939, delay 0.04333
22 Sep 21:01:20 ntpdate[9989]: adjust time server offset 0.003214 sec
# ntpdate -q
server, stratum 0, offset 0.000000, delay 0.00000
22 Sep 21:01:41 ntpdate[10050]: no server suitable for synchronization found

The first one isn't likely to give you a date/time, the rotation only translates a name
and not on IP address
# ntpdate -q
server, stratum 3, offset 0.001047, delay 0.07198
22 Sep 21:05:45 ntpdate[11247]: adjust time server offset 0.001047 sec
# sntp
22 Sep 21:15:08 sntp[13156]: Started sntp
2014-09-22 21:15:08.333173 (-0100) -0.0013 +/- 0.048355 secs

the 2nd IP should be able to provide a date. as others on the up.pool rotation.
Try to add a few more from the rotation.
do you also allow the UDP 123 port through a firewall? and the reply to the queries (return UDP's with source port 123)
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Do you know the command to replace IP address of SNTP server?
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
I just happened to come across timesync sntp command which in running config now shows timesync sntp..

Deleted and added 2x new IPs...

Is there a command to force a sync?
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
its now syncing.  just need to get the correct time, 1hr behind.
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
set the time within a reasonable range (<10 minutes from the right time).

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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
unicast and timesync command enabled,.
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