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Re: VMware and mirror/multimaster

On Wed, 30 Jul 2008, Howard Chu wrote:

> Martin Simovic wrote:
> > yes, there are issues with a clock in vmware virtual hosts. ntpd is 
> > not a solution, the right way is to run ntpd on physical machine and 
> > set up virtual machines to sync clock with the physical one (using 
> > vmware tools)
> Even that is insufficient; the clock synchronization is neither 
> continuous nor deterministic so there are long periods of time where the 
> virtual clocks drift before they're corrected by the next sync.

So *that* explains the many critical NTP warnings that I get from Nagios 
when I monitor the remote host/guest...

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