How to verify and correct drifting time on Nutanix platform

Time, accurate time – to be more precise is very important in modern IT systems. There is no difference in Nutanix AOS. Heaving reliable time source in your network is a key to avoid unpleasant surprises such as data inconsistency. In addition, heaving consistent time across the board helps in analysis and troubleshooting.

Time sync Schema

Time sync Schema

First, configure NTP server using Prism UI

Configure NTP server on Nutanix

Configure NTP source server on Nutanix

Log in to one of the CVMs and run

to check time on AHV

check what is the source time server your AHV hosts are getting time from

Stop ntpd daemon

Update time from time servers

Start NTP demon again

Now, clock on AHV is fine

You can check time on AOS by execute NCC checks script. NCC – Nutanix Cluster Check is set of checks  used to check overall cluster health and identify other possible problems. This allows the user to be more proactive instead of reactive and fix possible issues ahead of time. This tool will not only check for Nutanix operating system (NOS) problems but also for any hypervisor related issues.

To run NCC, log in to Nutanix CVM and run command


Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).