13 - Network Time Protocol

Information

Problems can occur when the cluster time is inaccurate. Although ONTAP enables you to manually set the time zone, date, and time on the cluster, you must configure the Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers to synchronize the cluster time with external NTP servers.

Starting with ONTAP 9.5, you can configure your NTP server with symmetric authentication.

Solution

You can associate a maximum of 10 external NTP servers by using the

cluster time- service ntp server create

command. For redundancy and quality of time service, you should associate at least three external NTP servers with the cluster.

See Also

https://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-4569.pdf

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AU-8(1), 800-53|AU-8(2)

Plugin: Netapp_API

Control ID: 2a198743638f6205a711b03f3cec863205e8c1560fd8fbf79d1f2deace1defd1