Are Your Servers’ Clocks Accurate?

Despite the prevalence of NTP, many sysadmins do not keep their servers running on the correct time.  This is unfortunate, as it can make troubleshooting via log files much more difficult.

To celebrate 2008 finishing up one second longer than most years, Wormly now reports if a servers’ clock is running slow or fast via the Health Monitoring tab.  e.g.:

So if you notice your servers running with an inaccurate clock, it might pay to put something like the following into cron:

/usr/bin/rdate -s

Note that this feature is currently only available for Linux servers. We hope to make it available for Windows servers in future.

Feature Deployed @ 2000-01-02 00:30 GMT

Filed under: Announcements,Features — Jules @ 10:42 - January 2, 2009 :: Comments Off on Are Your Servers’ Clocks Accurate?