NTP stands for Network Time Protocol. It is a standard protocol for distributing time around the internet and computer networks. Precise time is passed from accurate time references to network time clients for the purpose of synchronization.

Offset generally refers to the difference in time between an external timing reference and time on a local machine. The greater the offset, the more inaccurate the timing source is. Synchronized NTP servers will generally have a low offset.

Collector type



OS Version:

  • Windows Server 2012 and above

PowerShell Version:

  • PowerShell Version 3 and above

Template Details

Metric Name: windows_ntp_offset Monitor Name: Agent G2 - Windows NTP Offset Monitor Template Name: Agent G2 - Windows NTP Offset (Alerting is disabled by default)

Note: We currently enabled only Graphs option for this metric, if alert is needed then user needs to give alert threshold values by selecting Graph & Notification option.


It calculates the Offset in Seconds.

Configuration Parameters

Configure Parameters

Graphical metrics representation

Configure Parameters


  • SocketException : Indicate that there is an error creating or accessing a Socket.
  • SocketTimeoutException : Signals that a timeout has occurred on a socket read or accept. If it takes more time than the response time provided by the user, the exception is raised.