I am tinkering with ntp services and ran into a bit of a roadblock when it comes to verification that everything is running.
Is there a command in the IOS (12.8) that forces the switch to contact the ntp server it's pointing to in order to update the time? I know there is a windows command to do it so I'm kind of crossing my fingers here.
Thanks in advance.
It is good to know that if you configure the switches to learn time from the linux box that it does work. A router or switch that is configured to process NTP will not associate or sync to a device that is runnging SNTP.
If you are concerned about the processing load of NTP you might consider setting up a hierarchial organization: have 2 or 3 switches sync to the primary NTP server, and divide the other switches up so that one group learns time from the first switch, another group learn time from the second switch, and so on.