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This plugin monitors the system kernel clock synchronization state.

This plugin creates the following charts:

  • System clock synchronization state according to the system kernel
  • System clock status which gives the value of the time_status variable in the kernel
  • Computed time offset between local system and reference clock

This is obtained from the information provided by the ntp_adjtime() system call. An unsynchronized clock may indicate a hardware clock error, or an issue with UTC synchronization.


Edit the netdata.conf configuration file using edit-config from the Netdata config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

Scroll down to the [plugin:timex] section to find the available options:

# update every = 1
# clock synchronization state = yes
# time offset = yes

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