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Use of NTP Server in Distributed SCM Scenario

Eric Muehlstedt (154) | asked Jul 27 '16, 1:49 p.m.
Is a common NTP server needed (or recommended) when using a Distributed SCM environment where the respective RTC (5.0.2+) servers are at separate locations?  I'm thinking not, but I want to confirm my suspicions.

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Allan Caetano (16) | answered Jul 28 '16, 10:07 a.m.
Eric, you should set all your Jazz servers to use an NTP server so they are synchronized, they should never stagger more than 5 seconds. Take a look at this technote:

Are your distributed servers in different time zones?
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Kevin Ramer (4.5k9185200) | answered Jul 27 '16, 3:30 p.m.
The NTP use by Jazz is for informational purpose only [ at least to my knowledge ].  I know it cannot ( should not ) alter system time.    Timestamps are internalized as 'Z' time.   Use NTP server relative to the server location.

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