We were using external clock source for some of the systems.Few months back the time synchronising was not proper on these as reported by other teams.So, the systems began to point towards one of the network switches for ntp.Now they are ok with the sync.
Any idea how to check further what could be the problem.
1. There's nothing wrong with what you are doing. In my humble opinion, instead of having a significant amount of clients going across the network just to synchronise with an NTP source, I'd rather have them go to the nearest Cisco access switch/router. The Cisco access routers/switches then talk to their nearest distribution routers/switches, and so on. I know NTP/SNTP is just a drop in the bucket in regards to network traffic but I want to keep all local traffic local.
2. Just have the client point to your switch as a ntp source would do fine. Try to avoid using the command "ntp master" as this might confuse the appliance looking for synchronising.
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