Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.
Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.
Configure the server that NTP queries when the router or switch boots to determine the local date and time.
When you boot the router or switch, it issues an ntpdate request, which polls a network server to determine the local date and time. You need to configure a server that the router or switch uses to determine the time when the router or switch boots. You can either configure an IP address or a hostname for the boot server. If you configure a hostname instead of an IP address, the ntpdate request resolves the hostname to an IP address when the router or switch boots up.
If you configure an NTP boot server, then when the router or switch boots, it immediately synchronizes with the boot server even if the NTP process is explicitly disabled or if the time difference between the client and the boot server exceeds the threshold value of 1000 seconds.
address—The IP address of an NTP boot server.
hostname—The hostname of an NTP boot server.
Required Privilege Level
system—To view this statement in the configuration.
system-control—To add this statement to the configuration.