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Oracle Linux: OL VMware Guest NTP Time Synchronisation Fails - System Log Reports: spike_detect (Doc ID 2957777.1)

Last updated on JULY 03, 2023

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64


An Oracle Linux (OL) system running as a VMware guest machine using NTP to synchronise it's system clock.
Despite a proper NTP client configuration, the system clock fails to reflect the correct system time.
Messages such as the following are reported to the system log (/var/log/messages):


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