DWP - Making sure server's date/time are in sync across tthe environment.

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    BMC Digital Workplace Advanced


    RHEL, Windows Server 2012, CentOS DWP Catalog


    How can I make sure all my servers date/time are in sycn?


    To make sure servers are synced up, configure NTP:



    Below is an example on How to Configure a NTP Server on Linux Servers.

    On this example, I'm connecting to NTP Server in Mexico/North America and changing the Time Zone to CST -6 (Mexico City)

    1.- Install NTP

      yum install ntp
    2.- Edit NTP Config File and point it to the desired NTP Servers
      vi /etc/ntp.conf
       Add these lines anywhere
      server 1.mx.pool.ntp.org
    server 3.north-america.pool.ntp.org
    server 1.north-america.pool.ntp.org
      2.1-  Start NTP Server; make sure it run at system start and confirm status by running below
      systemctl start ntpd; systemctl enable ntpd; systemctl status ntpd
    3.- Force NTP to use above servers by running
      ntpdate -q  server 1.mx.pool.ntp.org server 1.north-america.pool.ntp.org server 3.north-america.pool.ntp.org
    4.- Change RHEL Time Zone to CST Time as below   
      timedatectl set-timezone  America/Mexico_City
    5.- Refresh NTP Date and Time
      timedatectl set-ntp yes


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