kaba1
2 Iron

Time issue

I have 2 simulators installed on my network.
Both setup identically with NTP. But only one of them is not showing correct time.
I cannot shange it to PDT.


Any ideas

[nasadmin@localhost ~]$ server_date server_2 timesvc stop
server_2 : done
[nasadmin@localhost ~]$ server_date server_2 timesvc start ntp 192.168.10.2
server_2 : done
[nasadmin@localhost ~]$ server_date server_2 timezone -name America/Los_Angeles
server_2 : done
[nasadmin@localhost ~]$ server_date server_2 timesvc update ntp
server_2 : done
[nasadmin@localhost ~]$ server_date server_2 timesvc
server_2 :

Timeservice State

time: Tue Mar 10 15:08:21 EDT 2009
type: ntp
sync delay: off
interval: 60
hosts: 192.168.10.2,

[nasadmin@localhost ~]$


I have tried change the time zone to GMT
[nasadmin@localhost ~]$ server_date server_2 timezone -name GMT
server_2 : done
But still the same issue 3 hour differentce EDT instead of PDT

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kaba
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biemans
1 Copper

Re: Time issue

hi,

kaba have you found out what the problem was? I have the same issue, i can't get the time write on one of my Celerra simulators. I have tried on the same way, also thru the web interface, but that also doesn't work.
ps i only have a difference of 1 hour.

Fons Biemans
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alias23122
2 Iron

Re: Time issue

Last time I had a similar issue, it was because of the time zone on the control station being different from the one on the data movers.
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kaba1
2 Iron

Re: Time issue

I did find out that my esx hosts had incorrect time between bios and extenal NTP. so I had to syncronize it first to make sure that all DCs are getting correct time. therefore PC that had simulator also has correct time. I have to reinstall the simulator so can't really tell yet if it corrected the issue or not.
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kaba1
2 Iron

Re: Time issue

ok so I am stiling time issues on both simulators... has anyone had the same problem?
new install of simulator and unable to syncronize the time.
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mwbainbridge
1 Copper

Re: Time issue

Time sync doesn't work here either. The Data Mover seems to stay in sync, but the Control Station gains time at an unbelievable rate. No matter what I do to the ntp.conf file, it won't synchronise to any servers (two local Cisco routers and one *.pool.ntp.org).

However, if I re-start the ntpd service, it quite happily corrects the time.

The VMware site goes on about various problems affecting clocks in VMs, but I didn't see anything that made any difference.

My only workable solution (a nice dirty hack, but it's only a simulator :) ) is to add an entry to crontab to restart the ntpd service every 5 minutes. It's not perfect, but at least the CIFS checkpoint times appear OK in Windows.
kaba1
2 Iron

Re: Time issue

How did you re-start the ntpd service?

server_date server_2 timesvc stop and then start?

I am still having issues with time. it shows east cost time but my time zone is set to Americas/Los_Angeles

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