[ntp:questions] NTP under AIX?

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Wed May 17 07:12:50 UTC 2017

Greg Moeller wrote:
> On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:21:07 PM UTC-5, William Unruh wrote:
>> On 2017-05-16, Greg Moeller  wrote:
>>> On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:37:55 AM UTC-5, Greg Moeller wrote:
>>>> Has anyone come across the advisability of running an enterprise-wide NTP server under an AIX LPAR?
>>>> We're currently running NTP on old Intel hardware and the company policy is to refresh hardware on a regular basis.
>>>> It seems a waste to buy several new servers if we could just put the NTP service on an AIX LPAR.
>>> I'm at a large company, serving NTP to over >1000 systems.
>>> Policy is that we can't have old hardware, so they will spend several thousand $$ on servers to run a single process.  (we're an IBM/Lenovo based shop)
>> Raspberry Pi is not old hardware. 
> Oh, I could imagine the fun trying to install a Pi into the datacentre. :)
> "it needs redundant power supplies, dual network, mirrored drives, Gold support contract (on hardware and OS of course), proper rack mounting system"

You could also just get an NTP server appliance which you can install in
your data center, e.g. one of these devices, depending on your requirements:

Take care, I'm biased. ;-)

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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