When my system elements (ASEs, PAMs, and clients) are located in different time zones, which time zone should I set each ASE to?
A. ASEs, PAMs, and clients work together to assure the statistics collected are stored with the proper time reference. There is no need to set clocks on the ASEs. However, each PAM and client should be set to its own local time zone so data you display on the PAM or client is relative to your viewing location. The client’s local time determines the time displayed for all events (in the Event Processor window), conversations, traffic captures, troubleshooting data, and client-displayed report data. Some tasks—data collection, database maintenance, and scheduled report group generation—which you schedule from the client, actually occur on the PAM and their results are displayed in log files on the PAM. Consequently, enter the PAM’s time in the client’s corresponding window when scheduling these tasks.