[ntp:questions] Time synchronization for hosts running on VMWare

brian.utterback at gmail.com brian.utterback at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 17:18:32 UTC 2008


On Jul 14, 11:29 am, malay... at gmail.com (Ryan Malayter) wrote:

> issue is not specific to VMware - all virtualization solutions have
> the same problem with time itself being virtualized (Xen, Microsoft
> Hyper-V, KVM, etc...)

That doesn't seem right. Some forms of virtualization virtualize the
time in this manner, but some do not. For instance on a multiple
processor system, any type 1 hypervisor like xen or Hyper-X should be
able to keep the  time just fine. With other types like VMware and
Virtualbox that share the resources between the host OS and the
virtual one, it only stands to reason that the time keeping will be
shaky at best.

Brian Utterback




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