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Time issue

I have a recently built sles11sp2/oes11sp1 (64 bit) box. It's virtual,
at a remote site, connected via a 1GB fiber connection. When I
installed OES, I set the NTP servers to be physical machines over here.

Any time this server is booted up, its time is off by over a minute,
and I need to do an /etc/init.d/ntp ntptimeset <ntp_source>.

I've tried setting a cron job to do this once an hour or something, but
have had no luck. Is there a way to get a cron job to run once a
couple minutes after the server boots?

Or better, what is causing this server to be 'out of time' when it
boots up?

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Stevo
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Is the VM host's time off? Do other VMs do this? Does it happen when
restarting (vs. shutting down and starting up)? Is your NTP service
configured to auto-start on boot (you mentioned configuring it to point at
your physical boxes, but that doesn't mean it configured to run
automatically, necessarily)?

Good luck.
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ab sounds like they 'said':

> Is the VM host's time off? Do other VMs do this? Does it happen when
> restarting (vs. shutting down and starting up)? Is your NTP service
> configured to auto-start on boot (you mentioned configuring it to
> point at your physical boxes, but that doesn't mean it configured to
> run automatically, necessarily)?
>
> Good luck.


So my response to ab's comment is...

Good call! Host time was off by just over a minute, NTP was not
running on the host.

Think I'm good now, thanks!

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Stevo
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