Time Sync - OpenVPN-AS on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

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bashtux
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Time Sync - OpenVPN-AS on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

Post by bashtux » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:41 pm

I found my AS was not keeping time at all on Server2008R2 VM.

I did the follownig:

1. Ensure time synchronisation is enabled in the Hyper-V settings under "Integration Services"
2. Logged in as root via ssh on the OpenVPN-AS
3. Change the line in the file: /boot/grub/menu.lst

From:

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=08306d75-360f-453f-8a50-5ef840aed058 ro quiet splash

to:

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=08306d75-360f-453f-8a50-5ef840aed058 clock=pmtmr divider=10 ro quiet splash

Write and quit from vi.

4. Sync the time to a valid ntp source with the command replacing "Name_of_NTP_Server" with a real ntp server name or IP address:
ntpdate Name_of_NTP_Server

5. Set the hardware clock with the command:
hwclock -–systohc

6. Reboot the AS

Clock seemed fine thereafter.

Thanks to this article that put me on the right track:
http://paulgibbs.wordpress.com/2010/02/ ... omponents/

I hope these steps will be of help to others having the same issue.

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