Question
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How can I configure xntpd on my VIO server from the padmin CLI?

Answer
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Using the root shell to configure xntpd on a VIO server is NOT supported.

1. Login as “padmin”

2. Edit the file /home/padmin/config/ntp.conf & make these changes

Add the line “server 127.127.1.x”. Usually x=3, 4 or 5
Make sure the line “Broadcast client” is commented out

3. Check the xntpd service using the following command

$ lsnetsvc xntpd
Subsystem Group PID Status
xntpd tcpip 364568 active

4. Stop & start the xntpd service

$ stopnetsvc xntpd
0513-044 The /usr/sbin/xntpd Subsystem was requested to stop.

$ startnetsvc xntpd
0513-059 The xntpd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is xxx

$ lsnetsvc xntpd
Subsystem Group PID Status
xntpd tcpip 364586 active

(Step 4 above will automatically run the smitty xntpd step that you would normally do for AIX)

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