Question:How To Configure ESXi 5 To Use NTP Time Server

When using ESXi host to manage your virtual environment it is very important to make sure that your host are using an accurate time server.

The reason behind this is the fact that all Virtual machine are using their host to get the time and date.

To keep you host time and date accurate you can configure them to use an NTP server to sync this info.

To configure NTP settings on your host follow these steps.

Open vSphere Client and select your host go to Configuration and click on Time Configuration

In the time configuration select properties in the top right menu

In the Time Coniguration menu select NTP client Enable and click on Options

In General Tick Start and Stop with host and

In the NTP setting click Add to add your NTP server and Tick Restart NTP, Click OK