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how to change the server directive to use the controller node as internet time zone

asked 2014-02-28 12:23:22 -0500

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updated 2014-03-03 18:04:17 -0500

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how to add the controller node as internet time zone in ntp.conf in compute node to synchronize the two VM's. I am following OpenStack guide for Havana and i am stuck at page 28 in the guide where its asking to Synchronize from the controller node. Follow the instructions in the section called Network Time Protocol. How to change the server directive to use the controller node as internet time source.

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Please edit your question and add more details. I'm sure you know already about `man ntpd` so what is failing?

smaffulli gravatar imagesmaffulli ( 2014-02-28 17:19:36 -0500 )edit
dheeru gravatar imagedheeru ( 2014-03-02 01:33:40 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-03-26 13:53:08 -0500

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I followed the following steps according to the responses i recieved.

step 1 -> I created a file named ntpdate . By writing image description

step 2 -> then i wrote this in ntpdate file. image description

as is the internal IP address of my Controller Node.

step 3 - > then i run this command to make file executable and owned by root. image description

I think so this will work.If any problem is still ther please let me know. Thank You.

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answered 2014-03-03 06:12:17 -0500

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updated 2014-03-03 18:06:13 -0500

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The documentation is fairly clear and states:

Set up the NTP client on your compute node so that the time between controller node and compute node is synchronized. The simplest way to do this is to add a daily cron job that synchronizes the compute node's clock with the controller node. You can accomplish this by adding a file, owned by root, marked executable, at /etc/cron.daily/ntpdate that contains the following:

ntpdate <hostname or IP address of controller>
hwclock -w

You can refer to the full documentation as well. It may help you.

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thnx dheeru sir for your help.. As I am new to ubuntu. Can you please help me by explaining how to create a executable file. As in what should be the extension of the ntpdate file in /etc/cron.daily folder.

Indeep_Minku-OPENSTACK gravatar imageIndeep_Minku-OPENSTACK ( 2014-03-25 10:41:19 -0500 )edit

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