[ntp:questions] R: Re: debugging strange ntp in virtual environment

Riccardo Castellani ric.castellani at alice.it
Thu Sep 19 05:41:43 UTC 2013

I converted physical machine to virtual one, where there is NTPd service.
ESX host is running several guest OS included this NTP server.
Can it be this 
one the problem ? Virtualization ? I'd like to know if ntpd adjusts only OS 
time or it adjust hardware clock too.
In latter case if it adjusted hardwrae 
clock it shuld modify hardware clock directly on ESX server (where there are 
running 0 virtual machine)  ?!

>Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
- is this some sort of "we've only qualified OS version foo
>but we need to run 
on new hardware which does not support OS version
>foo, so let's use a virtual 
machine on the new hardware" thing?

>Has there been more load added to the 
host on which this virtualNTP server is running?
>rick jones

You reference ESX 
host or guest OS ?
Guest OS (where ntpd is running) does other jobs
ESX host 
has 20 runningl virtual machines.

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