[ntp:questions] NTP under AIX?

David Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Thu May 18 12:24:17 UTC 2017

On 16/05/2017 19:53, 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)
> 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.  :)

You could get a dedicated NTP box such as:


and scatter a few or a dozen around your enterprise.  Brand new hardware!

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