UPDATE::Configuring NTP in VMware ITBM Standard Appliance

Related Categories: #General         Info-Standard 2014-02-27

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Guys,

There is another way. If you follow the previous post there would be a problem J . In ITBM standard appliance by default the following lines are on :


Server 127.0.0.1
fudge  127.0.0.1 stratum 10

so when you check the time with ntpq –pn you would see that by default 127.0.0.1 is set up as default time server. Since I could not use any local editor to edit the file and all the three appliance vCAC, Identity and ITBM standard follows the same NTP configuration and server, did the following:

  1. Log in to the vCAC appliance console (you can use putty as well)

  2. Made the required changes to the /etc/ntp.conf file in vCAC appliance ( you get nice VIM editor there – VI editor with color code )


$ scp /etc/ntp.conf root@<itbm appliance="" ip="">:/root

$ ssh <itbm appliance="" ip="">

$ cp /etc/ntp.conf /etc/ntp.conf.orig

$ mv /root/ntp.conf  /etc/ntp.conf

$ chmod 640 /etc/ntp.conf

$ chown root:ntp /etc/ntp.conf

$ service ntp restart

$ ntpq –pn
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At this time if you see time drift is too high, you can force sync


$ service ntp stop

$ ntpd –gq

$ service ntp start

Hope this helps.

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