Oracle Linux: How to configure NTP to fall back to local system clock source
(Doc ID 2144883.1)
Last updated on MAY 21, 2020
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
This document describes how to configure the ntpd service to utilise the local system clock source in the event of connectivity loss to upstream NTP time sources.
This can be useful for Oracle RAC or other clustered environments where peer nodes may fence (restart) as a result of time inconsistency across a cluster.
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