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Feige
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OpenVMS Cluster Time Synchronization

There are two nodes A and B forming a Cluster. I found there are time difference between two nodes, How about the NTP services and how to do?

Thanks!

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Karl Rohwedder
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Re: OpenVMS Cluster Time Synchronization

NTP can be enabled using the TCPIP$CONFIG procedure from SYS$MANAGER.
The time servers are configured in TCPIP$NTP.CONF found under the home-dir of the
TCPIP$NTP user. A .TEMPLATE is available.
More info can surely by found in the fine documentation...

We enabled NTP on one node in the cluster and do a regular SET TIME/CLUSTER to synchronize.

regards Kalle
Feige
Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Cluster Time Synchronization

Thanks!

I hope to automatically synchronize time between the two nodes.

What you mean is that do once then always synchronization?
Feige
Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Cluster Time Synchronization

Whether we should enabled NTP only on one node or every node in the cluster ?

then do SET TIME/CLUSTER
Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Cluster Time Synchronization

Of course you can enable NTP on every cluster node. Our clusters normally consist of a 'big' Alpha-node and smaller VAX nodes, so we use NTP only on the big node to minimize CPU/network load.

regards Kalle
Jon Pinkley
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Re: OpenVMS Cluster Time Synchronization

At the top of the forum page is a very useful tool "Forum advanced search"

Click it, enter "set time/cluster" select the OpenVMS forum and you will get a list of previous threads in the OpenVMS section discussing this.

There are several discussions about your very question.
it depends
Andy Bustamante
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Re: OpenVMS Cluster Time Synchronization

>>>Whether we should enabled NTP only on one node or every node in the cluster ?

I use NTP on each node. Generally one node in the lan polls external time servers and everything else uses that node as a time source.

The sample TCPIP$NTP.CONF has an example of how to configure a node in your cluster as secondary time source, in the event external time signals are lost.

See TCPIP Services for OpenVMS Management, http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/83final/6526/6526pro_030.html#ntp_chap.

Andy Bustamante
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Hoff
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Feige
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Re: OpenVMS Cluster Time Synchronization

Thanks Everyone,I got it!