Esx 4 1 ntp not updating
3.) To troubleshoot further you can read the log messages in /var/log/ type the command I am using ESXi 5 so path to the log file is /var/log/You can see the screenshot here 4.) The fourth problem can be DNS or routing.If your DNS and default gateways are not configured properly then you might not be able to synchronize with the NTP server as request wont be able to reach the NTP servers.This one-time synchronization is done by VMware Tools for specific events such as: These events synchronize time in the guest operating system with time in the host operating system even if VMware Tools periodic time sync is disabled, so it is important to make sure that the host operating system’s time is correct.I had a customer once that experienced that scenario with a Domain Controller and a 2 hours drift: I let you guess the mess that resulted with the time in the domain, login problems, etc.The correct time is essential to your ESXi server, you will need it for a variety of reasons (syslog, iscsi authentication and Security) and your Virtual Clients. Last but not least Start the Service Once you have installed a virtual client and you have installed the VMware tools, you just have set your timezone … When I log into vsphere client, each server has a different time.
Even if this synchronization is disabled, by default VMware Tools synchronizes the virtual machine’s time after a few specific events that are likely to leave the time incorrect.If you have the NTP server on your local network and your firewall allows ping then you can try to see if you can ping it. It is the NTP query program installed in almost all the Linux programs.