[nycbug-talk] Somewhat noob question

Edward Capriolo edlinuxguru at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 16:28:41 EDT 2012

Maybe this is just a bit of personal bias but I have NEVER been able
to get vmware to handle time right. Even after installing all their
tools and trying to rebuild kernels etc/etc/etc.

It seems like every os and kernel has a different suggested tweak
(probably all with negligible effects):


This is especially true with a heavy IO/CPU application the clock
drift becomes erratic.

George what every happened to the hater lightning talk meetup? Weren't
you going to hate on visualization?

On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Thomas Winston
<thomasjwinston at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to set up FreeNAS and PfSense on ESXi (5.0 Ent Plus). I'm using a
> combo of the PfSense and FreeNAS NTP servers for time sync. The ESXi host
> machines as well as any Linux VMs (via VMware tools) will sync back to the
> host time, which is correct (New York City).
> The BSD (FreeNAS and PfSense) operating systems sync correctly via VMware
> tools however their virtual BIOS clocks are all defaulting to UTC time and
> it's screwing with Kerberos and my Active Directory sync's are all not
> working.
> I know this is probably a very beginner question but I'm at a loss. Is there
> an easy (CLI or other) way to sync a VM's OS and BIOS clocks back to the
> Host machine?
> Thx. If you happen to answer and you are from NYC beers are on me!
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