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Oracle Linux: NTP Does Not Start Automatically After Server Reboot on OL7 (Doc ID 2422378.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


The customer is expecting the NTP service to be running on the their Oracle Linux 7.x server, however it is not starting automatically after  the server is rebooted.

When check the status of the NTP servvice, the following error is found:

# systemctl status ntpd.service
Unit ntpd.service could not be found.


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