Making a New Single Time Server
Novell Cool Solutions: Tip
By Donald Albury
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Posted: 2 Aug 2005
Note: This article is directed towards NetWare users.
To make a different server your SINGLE time server, you need to do three basic things:
- Change the old time server to secondary.
- Set up the new server as the SINGLE time server. Get all remaining servers to time-sync with the new server.
Below are the steps to follow.
A: Switching the Original Time Server to Secondary
- On the old SINGLE time server, go into Monitor.
- Select Server Parameters > Time. C
- hange both the TIMESYNC Type and Default Time Server Type to SECONDARY.
- Remove any pointers to outside NPT sources from the TIMESYNC Time Sources list.
- If you are using configured time sources, enter the IP address of the new SINGLE time server in the Time Sources list.
- Unload and re-load timesync on the server.
B: Setting up the New SINGLE Time Server
- On the server you want to make the SINGLE time server, go into Monitor.
- Select Server Parameters > Time.
- Change both TIMESYNC Type and Default Time Server Type to SINGLE.
- Remove any existing entries from the Time Sources list.
- If you are using an outside NTP time list, enter its IP address followed by ':123' in the Time Sources list (i.e., you should have aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd:123).
- Unload and reload timesync on the server.
C: Syncing the Servers
- If you are using configured time sources, on all of the remaining servers change the IP address in the Time Sources list to point to the new server; then unload and re-load timesync.
- Load DSRepair and select Time synchronization to make sure that all servers are in time sync.
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