AIX VIO NTP Synchronization
id : bc9v776v1j
category : computer
blog : unix
created : 04/10/12 - 12:11:17
  • Configuration as to be done as padmin user.
ntp.conf file
  • edit as padmin /home/padmin/config/ntp.conf
$ vi config/ntp.conf
[..]
server <ntp_server1_address>
server <ntp_server2_address>
driftfile /home/padmin/config/ntp.drift
tracefile /home/padmin/config/ntp.trace
logfile /home/padmin/config/ntp.log

xntpd service
  • enable xntp service on VIO server :
$ startnetsvc xntpd

check configuration
  • read /home/padmin/config/ntp.log :
# cat config/ntp.log
4 Apr 18:21:17 xntpd[4653276]: synchronized to 10.255.9.14, stratum=2
4 Apr 18:21:22 xntpd[4653276]: time reset (step) 5.247770 s
4 Apr 18:21:22 xntpd[4653276]: synchronisation lost
4 Apr 18:25:39 xntpd[4653276]: synchronized to 10.255.9.30, stratum=2