31 03, 2015

Useful Links for NTP Configuration in vSphere Environments

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:01+00:00 March 31st, 2015|ESX, vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Windows|0 Comments

A few months ago, I was helping out a customer with a time configuration issue on their vSphere environment. For one specific question, I investigated and wrote the post: ESXi Time Configuration: Don’t point it towards the Windows Domain name However, while doing the investigations, I went through various documents produced by VMware. As NTP [...]

16 12, 2014

ESXi Time Configuration: Don’t point it towards the Windows Domain name

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:02+00:00 December 16th, 2014|ESX, vCenter, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|2 Comments

A client asked me what happens if ESXi servers are pointed towards the Windows domain name in “Time Configuration” and one or more domain controllers are not contactable. While I had a theory, I realised I have never tested what actually happens and what is the failure process. I have seen many environments where using [...]