Vmware ESXi 5.1 NTP and Windows Domain Time synchronization
Posted on 2013-11-22
We have a Windows Domain , all servers are virtualized running on VMware ESXi 5.1 .
Each Virtual Guest is configured to receive time from the host configured through edit settings VMware Tools "Syncronize guest time with host"
I understand now that this could be bad for a domain controller, what is my best way to synchronize time ?
Also each of my ESXi host computers are configured to receive time from NTP servers (18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124). In Vsphere Client NTP client is running yet my 6 host machines do not have the same time some are off by more than a minute. How do I properly configure NTP and make sure it is working ?
I have Windows guests Server 2003 / 2008 and 2012 . Where should they be getting time ? from the DC's ? how do I force this to work ?
Thanks for your input.