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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 16, 2017

Provide a means to discover NTP status

There are means to configure the HMC to sync to external NTP time servers, but there is no way to demonstrate that the HMC NTP configuration was actually successful. There are some NTP messages logged to /var/log/messages, but those logs are insufficient to tell whether the HMC is actually in sync, or not.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 10, 2018

    Delivered with HMC V9 R1.910.0.

  • Guest
    Mar 30, 2017


    We plan to add the support for displaying NTP status in a future release.