Configure NTP on an ESXI host

Configure NTP is a mandatory task and it should be done as soon as possibile. Using vSphere Web Client look for Host -> Manage -> Settings:


Using CLI:

export VI_SERVER=
export VI_USERNAME=EXAMPLE\\Administrator
export VI_PASSWORD=Password
$ vicfg-ntp -h --add
$ vicfg-ntp -h --start
$ vicfg-ntp -h --list
Configured NTP servers:

Using Host Profiles: General System Settings -> Date and Time Configuration -> Date and time configuration


Remember: ESXi uses UTC time and does not support changing time zones.