VMWare: How to Set ESXi Sytem Time Using NTP

Once we have set the system and hardware clocks via the CLI, we can move on to set ESXi sytem time using NTP on the vSphere Client:
This is very easily achieved by following these steps from the VMware knowledge base:
  1. Connect to the ESX/ESXi host using the vSphere Client.
  2. Select a host in the inventory.
  3. Click the Configuration tab.
  4. Click Time Configuration.
  5. Click Properties.
  6. Click Options.
  7. Click NTP Settings.
  8. Click Add.
  9. Enter the NTP Server name. For example, pool.ntp.org.

    Note: When entering the multiple NTP Server names, use a comma (,) followed by a space ( ) between the entries.

  10. Click OK.
  11. Click the General tab.
  12. Click Start automatically under Startup Policy.

    Note: It is recommended to set the time manually prior to starting the service.

  13. Click Start and click OK.
  14. Click OK to exit.


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