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Re: [opensuse] Timesync problem
  • From: J Sloan <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 12:49:37 -0800
  • Message-id: <45ABE8E1.4080608@xxxxxxxxxx>

Verner Kjærsgaard wrote:
> Hi list,
> - I've read and searched and read and searched all vmware docs and more...and
> still, I take the liberty to ask this list. Its got a little to do with
> SuSE10.2, so please forgive me...
> - I'm running SLES10 as a host OS onto which I'm running a number of SuSE10.2s
> using vmware server. My time in the quests is way off. I set it using
> ntpdate -s on the clients. Then I initiate ntpd on the client. Or not, no
> difference. The time in my clients lacks behing by several hours/day.
> - I'm currently trying a real dirty hack...on the client I'm running a cronjob
> every 10 minutes, doing a ntpdate -s -b IP-OF-TIMESERVER. I tried that hack
> by running the cronjob every 30 minutes, - but that didn't work...

Sadly, vmware is broken in this regard. We found that vmware guests simply
have no way to keep accurate time. We've resorted to running ntpdate in a cron
job every minute, which still gives us 15 second jumps. Most serious
applications can't tolerate that sort of time inaccuracy.

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