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.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.
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Step 4: Click on the Edit button on the Right Side. Step 5: Click on radio button “Use Network Time Protocol (Enable NTP Client) .
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.
I have many linux Virtual machine on ESXI, I have configured one linux machine as NTP server and that server is updating its time from NTP server over internet, this server is working properly and updating its time from NTP servers over internet and I can see that from command ntpq -p. So long as it clarifies the question, editing your question is an appropriate way to use superuser.
Click on the General tab and set the startup Policy to Start automatically 8.