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Clock Offset Went Bad on a BDA 4.11 Node Even with Three NTP Servers Configured (Doc ID 2454373.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2023

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.11.0 and later
Linux x86-64


NOTE: In the examples that follow, user details, table name, company name, email, hostnames, etc. represent a fictitious sample (and are used to provide an illustrative example only). Any similarity to actual persons, or entities, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended in any manner.


On a BDA 4.11.0 / CDH 5.13.1 / OL 6.9 / Kernel 4.1.12-103.9.7.el6uek.x86_64 cluster the NTP clock offset goes bad. 

In the example here the NTP clock offset went bad on one node, bdanode04, on September 24 at 9:57 PM. 

When the issue occurs, messaging like below is seen in the logs:

Sep 24 9:58 PM Clock Offset Good
Sep 24 9:57 PM Clock Offset Bad

Three NTP servers are configured on the cluster. 

In the example here, the cluster previously had only 2 NTP servers but experienced similar problems which led to the addition of a third NTP server.


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