[CentOS] timekeeping on VM - ntpd running

Brian Mathis brian.mathis at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 16:46:43 UTC 2009


On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 11:34 AM, Jonathan Garden <jgarden21 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is really stupid question. But referring to:
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2009-October/083791.html
> I don't see any line related to ntpd in my /var/log/messages . Do I need to
> turn-on ntpd for timekeeping on VMs? Some people say not to use ntpd on VMs
> for timekeeping or is it ntpdate cron job? Can someone please elaborate on
> this?
>
> Thanks,
> Jonathan.
>

Did you read through the VMware KB that is linked to twice in that
link you posted?  That reviews all of the current best practices from
VMware.  "Some people" tend to repeat things they read on the Internet
somewhere, so it's best to always check with the authoritative source
(VMware in this case).  You almost certainly don't want to be using
ntpdate.


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