VMware guests clocks running fast
Posted on 2008-06-17
I have a VMware Server box running on a HP Proliant DL365 box (2 Opteron CPU's, dual core). The guest clocks are running way too fast. I've tried adding the following:
- Configure all client to sync time with the host in the VMware Tools
- Add the following lines to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Server\config.ini
host.cpukHz = "2800000"
host.noTSC = "TRUE"
ptsc.noTSC = "TRUE"
hostinfo.noTSC = "TRUE"
tools.syncTime = "TRUE"
Usually I get a few days or a couple of weeks before the guest clocks start running fast. But after making these changes all the guests started running fast within a few hours.
The OS is WIndows 2003 DataCentre Edition. This issue also occurred with Windows 2003 R2 Standard edition as well.