VCP5 – Configure NTP on an ESXi Host

NTP configuration for ESXi hosts can be configured via multiple methods: command line, Virtual Center, Host Profile, or editing configurations directly (doesnt appear to be directly supported in ESX 5). The easiest by far is configuring the system via Virtual Center

Configuring NTP via Virtual Center

  1. Open Virtual Center and select the Hosts and Clusters view
  2. Select the host and click the Configuration tab
  3. Select Software | Time Configuration
  4. On the right, click Properties to edit the date, time, and NTP settings

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