[ntp:questions] VMWare as a NTP server

Jan Ceuleers jan.ceuleers at computer.org
Tue Jun 2 10:32:57 UTC 2015


On 01/06/15 14:45, Louis Demers wrote:
> Hello,
> What is your opinion about using a VM as NTP server?
> 

Don't do it if you need accuracy. If you can't run ntpd on the bare
metal (e.g. for security reasons, or because the platform doesn't
support it) and if you can't justify dedicating a small box to ntpd then
I assume that accuracy won't be a significant factor for you.

ntpd will probably still work when run in a VM, but the stability of the
clock (and therefore the accuracy of the time served) will be far worse
than running ntpd on the bare metal of the same machine.

Jan


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