Bug 1273331 - [Docs] [Install] Engine best practices document should include the proper date/time configuration
[Docs] [Install] Engine best practices document should include the proper dat...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Documentation (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Unspecified
medium Severity high
: ovirt-3.6.3
: 3.6.3
Assigned To: Julie
Lucy Bopf
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Reported: 2015-10-20 04:56 EDT by Elad
Modified: 2016-02-10 13:56 EST (History)
11 users (show)

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Description Elad 2015-10-20 04:56:53 EDT
Description of problem:
Date/time configuration should be mentioned in the engine best practices document.
For example, while engine time is few hours late/early, it could result in accounts cannot access with 'account has expired' issues as reported in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1273297

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Comment 1 Julie 2015-12-07 20:19:17 EST
hi Elad,
   Do you mean users should set up NTP on the Manager to avoid the issue you have described? I see a workaround has been provided in BZ#1171474:
Work around is to configure ntpd service to run on boot 
"chkconfig ntpd on"
and to set ntp config file for correct ntp server 
"vi /etc/ntp.conf"

Is this what you are after? 

Comment 2 Elad 2015-12-08 02:32:18 EST
Hi Julie, 
Yes, this is what I mean.
Comment 3 Julie 2015-12-14 02:55:13 EST
Added an additional step to the Configuring the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager section in the Installation Guide:
If you intend to link your Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment with a directory server, configure the date and time to synchronize with the system clock used by the directory server to avoid unexpected account expiry issues. See <ulink url="https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Deployment_Guide/sect-Date_and_Time_Configuration-Command_Line_Configuration-Network_Time_Protocol.html">Red Hat Enterprise Linux Deployment Guide, Configure NTP</ulink> for more information.

Hi Elad,
   Could you confirm if the note is correct? 

Comment 4 Elad 2015-12-16 07:01:17 EST
Comment 6 Lucy Bopf 2015-12-21 01:25:11 EST
Reviewed and merged. Looks good to me.

Moving to VERIFIED.

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