To avoid configuration issues and ensure accurate metering of products, configure the vCloud Usage Meter appliance to use the same NTP server as the metered products.


  1. Log in to the vCloud Usage Meter console as root.
  2. To configure an NTP server, open the /etc/ntp.conf file using a text editor.
  3. Add the NTP server entries in the file in the following format.
    server your_NTP_server_IP_address_or_name
  4. Save the changes and close the /etc/ntp.conf file.
  5. Restart the NTP service.
    service ntpd restart
  6. Verify the NTP server details.
    ntpq -p
  7. Enable the NTP service to run automatically at boot time.
    systemctl enable ntpd.service