[ntp:questions] NTP under AIX?

Greg Moeller skywise at gmail.com
Tue May 16 18:53:53 UTC 2017

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)

Technically, yes, this is a virtual machine, but this is on 250K$+ hardware, not something like ESXi or Xen.
(and CPU/RAM/hardware can be dedicated to the LPAR if needed)
These boxes are meant for heavy lifting, the same type of frames power AIX, iSeries, IBM mainframe, and Watson.

Is there a way to test?  It seems like I'm heading into the unknown here.  :)

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