How to set up time synchronization

The time synchronization is usually cared of on the host side and synchronized in the appliance using VMware Tools. If you would like to set up time synchronization with the external source from within the appliance, please follow these steps:

  1. If SSH access is not enabled, please see section How to enable SSH access.
  2. Initiate SSH session to Runecast Analyzer.
  3. Run the following command to set up the desired timezone:
sudo timedatectl set-timezone <Country>/<City>

The default timezone is Europe/London . For a complete list of available Country/City pairs, run timedatectl list-timezones .
4. Edit the timesyncd.conf config file to set up NTP servers:

sudo nano /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf
  1. Uncomment the NTP line and set the desired NTP server(s) as follows:
NTP=ntp1.domain.local ntp2.domain.local
  1. Save and close the file (Ctrl+S, Ctrl+X)
  2. Restart the NTP service:
sudo systemctl restart systemd-timesyncd