Configure NTP Time Synchronization | Teradata Viewpoint - 16.20 - 16.50 - Configuring NTP Time Synchronization - Teradata Viewpoint

Teradata® Viewpoint Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Guide for Customers

Product
Teradata Viewpoint
Release Number
16.20
16.50
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Administration
Configuration
Installation
Publication ID
B035-2207-071K
Language
English (United States)
To make sure the time on the Teradata Viewpoint server is always accurate, configure NTP time synchronization. This is especially important if setting up a Teradata Viewpoint cluster, because the time on the servers needs to be synchronized.

This setup assumes that a time server is available on the LAN. If no time server is available, time is synchronized only among the Teradata Viewpoint servers in a cluster and not a master time source.

Use the following procedure for each Teradata Viewpoint server.

  1. Enable the NTP service by typing chkconfig ntp on.
  2. If there is a time server:
    1. Open and edit /etc/ntp.conf.
    2. Add the following line to the end of the file, where host is the host name of the time server:
      server host
  3. If Teradata Viewpoint is configured in a cluster:
    1. Open and edit /etc/ntp.conf.
    2. Add the following line to the end of the file for each Teradata Viewpoint server in the cluster, excluding the current host, where address is the IP address of another Teradata Viewpoint server:
      peer address
  4. Start the NTP service by typing /etc/init.d/ntp start.