NTP time sync appears to have broken after the 7U3 upgrade. Anyone else run into this and have suggestions on how I might fix? I've deleted and re-created the service, checked FW policy, tried different servers... Nothing helps.
Original Build: VMware ESXi, 7.0.2, 17867351
New Build: VMware ESXi, 7.0.3, 18644231
than answer that instead of a article about unrelated config stuff given that literally nobody did change the ntp config outside the vCenter UI and it#s still something VMware has to fix - when my hosts and ntp servers differ for more than 10 seconds i commit suicide anyways so that can't be underlying issue
Calm down and keep it professional.
It's not unrelated and you would know that if you read both articles. You can use the solution as a workaround or not, that's up to you.
Have a nice day.
nobody needs another workaround - the first one dsiable the alert just works fine - we need a solution from the clowns at VMware and i get back to be professional when they manage their homework and stop acting like microsoft - the whole vSpehere 7.x stuff is a bad joke and every single time i get a mail notrify of a reply in this thread which don't contain the words "the latest update one and for all will fix this issue" i get angry - peruiod
Not related to the NTP issue. I went to edit my profile and below are the options I have :). Really VMware?
@aritri Your posts, "ESX 7.0.3 allows a time difference of 1,5 seconds to the ntp server. In this KB article the value is changed to 30 seconds and should solve the ntp synchronisation issue."
No, the links you posted for modifying NTP.conf is unrelated to the issue.
Quick recap of this thread:
1.) Clean-Install of ESXi 7.0u3d, without changing anything at all, the "out of box" experience NTP is broken - In multiple ways that have been detailed in this thread.
2.) An Employee of VMware posted here, reproduced the issues and confirmed that NTP is broken, and admitted it's such a low-priority to VMware engineering they need more customer SR's to be submitted as complaints to get engineering at VMware to prioritize fixing NTP in vSphere 7.0.
So, if you want to help, please know that we all know how to use google, and if you want to really impress everyone - Then find a way to escalate this NTP issue to VMware engineering to provide a patch.
THAT would be incredibly helpful and much appreciated by everyone.
Has anyone brave enough tried the new ESXi 7.0.3-Update3e yet?
NOTE: It's best-practices to always update vCenter before ESXi especially with security-focused updates like this one (e.g. VCSA Update3e).
This ESXi build was released 6/14/2022, but not posted as ISO image as-of 6/29/2022: VMware-ESXi-7.0U3e-19898904-depot.zip
I see nothing about NTP in release notes, looks to be almost-all Security patches; but, I was hoping MAYBE they slipped in a NTP fix with all those security patches.. One can only hope!
I will not have time to test this latest build in our lab for 1-2 weeks but I'm curious.