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NTP Issues Today



As a reminder - time infrastructure is not recommended for
virtualization.  Make them physicals.


On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 5:03 PM, Blake Dunlap <ikiris at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's what happens when you just follow vendor recommendations blindly. If
> you do follow that on vm's (which can actually be a good practice), make
> sure they pull from your own time infrastructure, and not just the world at
> large, and that those servers behave in a sane fashion with regard to time
> jumps.
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM, Darius Jahandarie <djahandarie at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 7:49 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Are you sure that you are actually using NTP to set your clock?
>> > For you to sync with 2000,  you should have had multiple confused
>> > peers from multiple time sources;  possibly a false radio signal....
>> >
>> > NTP by default has a panic threshold of 1000 seconds.
>> >
>> > This  _should_   have caused NTP to execute a panic shutdown,
>> > instead of setting the clock back  30 million seconds.
>>
>> For VMWare at least, their official recommendation[1] for NTP is to
>>
>> tinker panic 0
>>
>> for suspend/resume reasons. I've seen it default in some places.
>>
>> [1]
>> http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1006427
>>
>> --
>> Darius Jahandarie
>>
>>



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