The Network Time Protocol (NTP) synchronizes servers, which are NTPv3 compliant. NetWare® and Linux* are NTPv3 compliant operating systems.
Novell® eDirectory™ and other products like storage, auditing and messaging rely heavily on consistent and reliable object time stamps. Without consistent and reliable time stamps, synchronization of directories is not possible.
NTP addresses fault tolerance in the form of a time provider group. In a time provider group, all the servers in one geographical location network obtain time from other servers in the same network. Only one server communicates with a server outside the network and obtains time from it. Therefore, the network traffic across the geographical locations reduces, minimizing traffic across routers and WANs.
NetWare Remote Manager configuration screen
NetWare Remote Manager monitoring screen