As suggested I am creating a new thread. I am having similar issues as stated in this thread: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/130979?tstart=0
I have a WinXP SP2 guest who's time is moving ahead by approximately 10-30 minutes per hour. I have tried all of the suggestions included in the whitepaper "Timekeeping in Virtual Machines" that relate to my problem of time jumping ahead (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_timekeeping.pdf).
It appears that I have the problem stated in point 5 on page 23 of the whitepaper - "Guest time runs faster than real time." I have a 2.4GHz Intel Core2 Quad Core chip, but the KHZEstimate shows a 1.6GHz processor:
[root@cinshrfluxws01 /tmp]# grep "model name" /proc/cpuinfo model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz [root@cinshrfluxws01 /tmp]# grep -i KHZ /home/vmware/sfg-xp/vmware.log Mar 10 09:54:13: vmx| KHZEstimate 1600000 Mar 10 09:54:13: vmx| VMMon_GetkHzEstimate: Calculated 2394135 kHz
The whitepaper suggests rebooting the host to resolve the issue. I have several times and it has not resolved it.
As a test, I created a minimal CentOS 5 guest and it appears to be exhibiting the same behavior - time moves ahead in the guest by 10-15 minutes per hour if I don't have ntpd enabled.
Here are the details of my setup:
Dell OptiPlex 755 Host
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
VT turned on
Intel Matrix Storage RAID (uses /dev/mapper)
2 250GB WD2500AAJS-75VWA0 hard drives in RAID1
Fedora 8 i386 (not x64) Host OS with all updates as of yesterday
Linux Kernel 184.108.40.206-12.fc8
VMware Server 1.0.4 build-56528
WinXP SP2 Guest with all updates as of yesterday
VMware Tools installed in guest
VMware Tools Time synchronization turned off
CentOS 5 guest
Linux kernel 2.6.18-8.1.15.el5
I turned on verbose TimeTracker messages and the vmware.log file for both the WinXP and CentOS guests in question are attached. vmware-0 is XP; vmware-1 is CentOS.
Any help is appreciated.