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Clock synchronization when running Domino in VMware environment

Technote (FAQ)


When running a Lotus® Domino® server in a Windows® VMware® virtual machine, you notice that the system clock time reported by the Microsoft® Windows virtual machine does not match the time reported by Domino.


This problem can occur if you run the Windows Time service in conjunction with another time synchronization component, specifically the VMware Tools time synchronization feature.

To avoid the problem, use only the VMware Tools time synchronization feature, as recommended by VMware in their Knowledge Base article titled "VMware Time Sync and Windows Time Service."

The article contains instructions outlining how to enable the VMware Tools time synchronization and disable the Windows Time service on the guest operating system.

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Document information

More support for: IBM Domino
Virtual Servers

Software version: 8.0, 8.5

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1216058

Modified date: 12 August 2009