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Monday, December 28, 2015

Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP) on ESX/ESXi hosts using the vSphere Client

This Blog  provides steps to enable Network Time Protocol  (NTP) on an ESX/ESXi host using the vSphere Client.

To configure NTP on ESX/ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5.x hosts using the vSphere Client:

  • Connect to the ESX/ESXi host using the vSphere Client.
  • Select a host in the inventory.
  • Click the Configuration tab.

  • Click Time Configuration.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click Options.

  • Click NTP Settings.
  • Click Add.
  • Enter the NTP Server name. For example,
    Note: When entering the multiple NTP Server names, use a comma (,) followed by a space ( ) between the entries.
  • Click OK.

  • Click the General tab.
  • Click Start automatically under Startup Policy.
    Note: It is recommended to set the time manually prior to starting the service.
  • Click Start and click OK.
  • Click OK to exit.

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