Clock synchronization is required both to
pair Pathfinder with Cortex XDR, and for proper network-to-process
association (N2PA). You should ensure that the Pathfinder clock is
correctly synced as you work through the steps to Set Up Pathfinder.
default, the Pathfinder VM performs time synchronization using pre-configured
rolex.usg.edu,ntp2.netwrx1.com, and 0.north-america.pool.ntp.org
can view the default NTP servers by opening the Pathfinder VM console
menu, and selecting
You can also enable a VMware ESX host to perform
time synchronization for the Pathfinder VM or configure Pathfinder
use a different NTP server than the pre-configured, default NTP
In any case where Pathfinder is using an external
NTP server to sync it’s clock (including the default NTP servers),
you must ensure that the perimeter firewall allows the traffic between
Pathfinder and the NTP server.
Specify an internal NTP server to sync
the Pathfinder clock, or an external NTP server that is different
from the pre-configured NTP servers.
Open the Pathfinder VM console and select
Add the NTP server and click
save your settings.
For an NTP server that is external to your network,
ensure that the perimeter firewall is configured to allow the traffic
between Pathfinder and the NTP server.
Enable a VMware ESX host to perform time synchronization
In the vSphere Client, ensure that the VMware
ESX host is configured to
Synchronize guest time with
Check that the NTP Server settings on the Pathfinder
VM console are clear:
Log into the Pathfinder VM console, select
and validate that there is no NTP Server specified.