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Hello,
I have 2 Suse Linux OES servers in a test tree. I configured the NTP
Client to use an external NTP server and they both sync up. When I type
ndsrepair -T it shows that NDS is not synchronized. I now am trying to
figure out how to make one of the servers a NTP server and the other a NTP
Client. Much like Netware Single and Secondary time servers. How do I set
up a NTP "Server"?
Thanks.
Eric
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eDirectory on Linux (also on Windows) relies on the operating system
time synchronisation.
So, NTP must be corretly configured, so eDirectory will not complain.
Make sure you use YaST to setup NTP.
type date at the linux prompt, and check to see if time is near by all
other servers in the replica ring.
You can setup all servers to point to a "master" ntp (nw & linux boxes).
You can also try restarting ntp, /etc/init.d/ntpd restart, to force a sync.
After that, ndsrepair -T should report ok, or can simply drift by 1 or
2, not really much more than that.

Another thing, vmware have problem with SuSE and timesync, you have to
change grub options to time=pit (see vmware kb)

Marc

eric.marcus@kentcounty..org wrote:
> Hello,
> I have 2 Suse Linux OES servers in a test tree. I configured the NTP
> Client to use an external NTP server and they both sync up. When I type
> ndsrepair -T it shows that NDS is not synchronized. I now am trying to
> figure out how to make one of the servers a NTP server and the other a NTP
> Client. Much like Netware Single and Secondary time servers. How do I set
> up a NTP "Server"?
> Thanks.
> Eric

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Thank you for the tip. I should have mentioned I am using VMWARE. I am
finding TIDS RE: this so will RT T (Read The Tids). Thanks for the reply.


> eDirectory on Linux (also on Windows) relies on the operating system
> time synchronisation.
> So, NTP must be corretly configured, so eDirectory will not complain.
> Make sure you use YaST to setup NTP.
> type date at the linux prompt, and check to see if time is near by all
> other servers in the replica ring.
> You can setup all servers to point to a "master" ntp (nw & linux boxes).
> You can also try restarting ntp, /etc/init.d/ntpd restart, to force a sync.
> After that, ndsrepair -T should report ok, or can simply drift by 1 or
> 2, not really much more than that.
>
> Another thing, vmware have problem with SuSE and timesync, you have to
> change grub options to time=pit (see vmware kb)
>
> Marc
>
> eric.marcus@kentcounty..org wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have 2 Suse Linux OES servers in a test tree. I configured the NTP
> > Client to use an external NTP server and they both sync up. When I type
> > ndsrepair -T it shows that NDS is not synchronized. I now am trying to
> > figure out how to make one of the servers a NTP server and the other a NTP
> > Client. Much like Netware Single and Secondary time servers. How do I set
> > up a NTP "Server"?
> > Thanks.
> > Eric


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* eric@eric.com wrote, On 11/16/2006 02:25 PM:
> Thank you for the tip. I should have mentioned I am using VMWARE. I am
> finding TIDS RE: this so will RT T (Read The Tids). Thanks for the reply.


That's a different beast. In short, pass a kernel option "clock=pit" upon boot.
See here for a more detailed explanation:

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_timekeeping.pdf

HTH
Uwe


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On Thu, 16 Nov 2006 16:43:18 +0000, Uwe Buckesfeld wrote:

> * eric@eric.com wrote, On 11/16/2006 02:25 PM:
>> Thank you for the tip. I should have mentioned I am using VMWARE. I am
>> finding TIDS RE: this so will RT T (Read The Tids). Thanks for the
>> reply.

>
> That's a different beast. In short, pass a kernel option "clock=pit" upon
> boot. See here for a more detailed explanation:
>
> http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_timekeeping.pdf
>
> HTH
> Uwe


And this TID of course

http://tinyurl.com/ylxchl

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Hello,
I am not having much luck with this VMWare Workstation. I had the
VMWARETOOLS set to sync with the host machine (XP) and the clock was going
too fast. I added clock=pit in the menu.lst for GRUB and it was too
slow. So I added nosmp noapic nolapic to it but it still will not keep
time with my machine. Too slow. I tried putting in a Netware Server as a
Guest and had the 2 Linux box NTP to it, no go. I wonder if anyone out
there has successfully sync'ed within VMWARE workstation to get ndsrepair -
T to show "yes". I am trying to set this up because I have been tasked
with Netware to Linux migrations and I want to do it in here for the hands
on experience.




> On Thu, 16 Nov 2006 16:43:18 +0000, Uwe Buckesfeld wrote:
>
> > * eric@eric.com wrote, On 11/16/2006 02:25 PM:
> >> Thank you for the tip. I should have mentioned I am using VMWARE. I

am
> >> finding TIDS RE: this so will RT T (Read The Tids). Thanks for the
> >> reply.

> >
> > That's a different beast. In short, pass a kernel option "clock=pit"

upon
> > boot. See here for a more detailed explanation:
> >
> > http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_timekeeping.pdf
> >
> > HTH
> > Uwe

>
> And this TID of course
>
> http://tinyurl.com/ylxchl
>
> --
> Mark Robinson
> Novell Volunteer SysOp
>
> One by one the penguins steal my sanity...
>


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On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 13:35:27 +0000, eric wrote:

> Hello,
> I am not having much luck with this VMWare Workstation. I had the
> VMWARETOOLS set to sync with the host machine (XP) and the clock was going
> too fast. I added clock=pit in the menu.lst for GRUB and it was too slow.
> So I added nosmp noapic nolapic to it but it still will not keep time
> with my machine. Too slow. I tried putting in a Netware Server as a
> Guest and had the 2 Linux box NTP to it, no go. I wonder if anyone out
> there has successfully sync'ed within VMWARE workstation to get ndsrepair
> - T to show "yes". I am trying to set this up because I have been tasked
> with Netware to Linux migrations and I want to do it in here for the hands
> on experience.


Have you tried the pit statement and the host sync?
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> On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 13:35:27 +0000, eric wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> > I am not having much luck with this VMWare Workstation. I had the
> > VMWARETOOLS set to sync with the host machine (XP) and the clock was

going
> > too fast. I added clock=pit in the menu.lst for GRUB and it was too

slow.
> > So I added nosmp noapic nolapic to it but it still will not keep

time
> > with my machine. Too slow. I tried putting in a Netware Server as a
> > Guest and had the 2 Linux box NTP to it, no go. I wonder if anyone

out
> > there has successfully sync'ed within VMWARE workstation to get

ndsrepair
> > - T to show "yes". I am trying to set this up because I have been

tasked
> > with Netware to Linux migrations and I want to do it in here for the

hands
> > on experience.

>
> Have you tried the pit statement and the host sync?
> --
> Mark Robinson
> Novell Volunteer SysOp
>
> One by one the penguins steal my sanity...
>

Hello, Yes I added the clock=pit in menu for grub. The Guest Machine
has VMWARETools and its checked to sync with host. I am making a new
pair of Suse VM Guest to try again because I just upgraded my VM
workstation. I am at the point where I'll just find 2 desktops for my r
and d network....
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> > On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 13:35:27 +0000, eric wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > > I am not having much luck with this VMWare Workstation. I had the
> > > VMWARETOOLS set to sync with the host machine (XP) and the clock was

> going
> > > too fast. I added clock=pit in the menu.lst for GRUB and it was too

> slow.
> > > So I added nosmp noapic nolapic to it but it still will not keep

> time
> > > with my machine. Too slow. I tried putting in a Netware Server as

a
> > > Guest and had the 2 Linux box NTP to it, no go. I wonder if anyone

> out
> > > there has successfully sync'ed within VMWARE workstation to get

> ndsrepair
> > > - T to show "yes". I am trying to set this up because I have been

> tasked
> > > with Netware to Linux migrations and I want to do it in here for the

> hands
> > > on experience.

> >
> > Have you tried the pit statement and the host sync?
> > --
> > Mark Robinson
> > Novell Volunteer SysOp
> >
> > One by one the penguins steal my sanity...
> >

> Hello, Yes I added the clock=pit in menu for grub. The Guest Machine
> has VMWARETools and its checked to sync with host. I am making a new
> pair of Suse VM Guest to try again because I just upgraded my VM
> workstation. I am at the point where I'll just find 2 desktops for my

r
> and d network....



Its working now. I believe it was my vmwaretools. Thanks for the posts.

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On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 21:15:39 +0000, eric wrote:

>> Hello, Yes I added the clock=pit in menu for grub. The Guest Machine
>> has VMWARETools and its checked to sync with host. I am making a new
>> pair of Suse VM Guest to try again because I just upgraded my VM
>> workstation. I am at the point where I'll just find 2 desktops for my

> r
>> and d network....

>
>
> Its working now. I believe it was my vmwaretools. Thanks for the
> posts.


No problem. Unfortunately different people seem to have different
outcomes with time in VM. Glad it worked for you...

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Novell Volunteer SysOp

One by one the penguins steal my sanity...

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