VMware and ntp

mark m.roth2006 at rcn.com
Fri Jan 16 02:36:53 UTC 2009

Hey, Marcos,

Marcos Aurelio Rodrigues wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> Try list's history:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/redhat-list/
> I think, the discussion you want was 2 months ago.
Thanks, but while googling at work, I found it - the problem of losing or
gaining time while running under VMware. Actually, what I also found was in
VMware's knowledgebase, which has a page for "Best timekeeping practices for
Linux", and says, in so many words, that they recommend using NTP and *not*
VMware's time synchronization. They do mention two kernel parms that need to be
added to the grub.conf, and that you need to add, as the first line in the
tinker panic 0
I think that's in the right order - I'm at home, and don't have the bookmarks.

But I'd recommend looking up that page, if anyone needs to know.

> []s
> Marcos
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 1:34 PM, <m.roth2006 at rcn.com> wrote:
>> Folks,
>>   I remember, I think it was a few weeks ago, that there was some
>> discussion of an issue between VMware and ntp on the guest o/s's, but I
>> don't remember what it was. Could someone enlighten me? We're talking about
>> re-enabling ntpd on our Linux VMs.
>>       mark
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