Could someone Please clarify me here:
Is ntpdate command a part of ntpd, i mean does ntpdate command a dependent on ntpd? and can ntpdate be run in absence of ntpd service.
I have some odd behaviour running ntpd on a rhel 6.5 machine. This machine runs as a virtual machine on a kvm host (also rhel) and this host has the correct time (within a few ms), and an ntpd that keeps it correct.
What I noticed is that after i do an ntpdate -u the time will eventually become good, and usually stay there.
However Red Hat recommends that one runs ntpd also on virtual guests.
After I installed ntpd via yum I run the command systemctl enable ntpd.service and rebooted the computer. After I got the shell prompt I run systemctl -a | grep ntp and I got ntpd.service loaded inactive dead. If I start it manually using systemctl start ntpd.service it works fine. Why is that? How can I ensure the ntpd.service will be up and running after reboot?