How to force a NTP sync with the NTP server(s) on Oracle Linux or Oracle VM (Doc ID 2094959.1)

Last updated on JUNE 15, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 3.0 and later
Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 and later
Linux x86-64

Goal

This document briefly outlines how one can force a ntp (Network Time Protocol) sync with the ntp servers defined in the /etc/ntp.conf configuration file.

This will not work if there are no ntp servers defined in the /etc/ntp.conf, this can be verified using :

This document is useful when the date gets reset e.g. by a hardware maintenance such as a motherboard replacement.

Solution

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