[Pool] time reset

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at develooper.com
Fri Mar 25 18:36:16 UTC 2011


On Mar 25, 2011, at 11:31, Chuck Swiger wrote:

> Running ntpd is not easier than setting Xen's independent_wallclock = 0, or VMware's vmx option tools.syncTime = true.  As for best, well, I've yet to see data where that happens:
> 
> "6) I have yet to see an example where ntpd running in a DomU/guest kept
> better time than using independent_wallclock = 0, tools.syncTime = true, etc
> if the Dom0/host OS is sync'ed."

It's some years ago, but we used to run with independent_wallclock=0 and then just used the time protocol to monitor the time on each server.  It was terrible -- the VMs would routinely go seconds off.   After we reversed it and just run ntpd on each box it's been fine.


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