If you have worked in software then you can probably relate to the fact that time is hard. In this post, I will provide some background on why time is hard and focus on how to properly setup NTP to ensure you have accurate time in your environment in an attempt to make time a little easier.
This week I would like to take a look at time in Log Insight. Time plays several critical roles in Log Insight and if time is not set properly several issues can arise. Today, I would like to discuss these roles and issues.
If you have deployed the VCSA a couple of dozen times like me then you quickly realize that it is necessary to script the initial configuration of the device. I would highly recommend taking a look at William Lam’s blog for some great setup scripts including:
Something that I noticed was missing from William’s scripts was the ability to configure application layer services such as NTP and Syslog. As such, I put together a couple quick scripts shared below.