[CentOS] Updating hardware clock from cron

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Mar 4 21:11:34 UTC 2011

On 03/04/11 12:59 PM, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Friday, March 04, 2011 03:54:21 pm John R Pierce wrote:
>> just setup NTP and forget about it, and it will always work right,
>> unless your system is really badly broken, whereupon, it would be better
>> to fix it than to continue to hack around like this.
> For the sake of the archives, VMware guests should be set to sync from the host using the VMware tools functionality, and then the host should run NTP, even and especially on ESX.  VMware timekeeping in the guest can be made worse by running NTP inside the guest.  This is a well-known VMware issue, and is covered in depth on the VMware knowledgebase.

yeah, definately, VM of any sort is a whole different beast, and no way 
NTP should be run in a virtualized environment.

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