vSphere 6.0: Configure NTP Client Using vSphere Web Client (Part-7)

NTP is a Network Time Protocol which is used to sync time of hosts with NTP server. NTP is also used to set correct time so that you cannot have issues with the Time. In this post, we’ll discuss how to configure NTP in ESXi using vSphere Web Client   If you have missed last posts, you can find them here.

  1. Introduction to vSphere 6.0
  2. Introduction to Virtual Infrastructure
  3. vSphere Lab Setup
  4. Installation of vSphere Client
  5. Install and Configure ESXi 6.0
  6. Configure IP Address and Hostname of ESXi 6.0 

Let’s start the configuration process step-by-step.

Step 1: Login to vSphere Web Client using your credentials

Login to vSphere Web Client 6

Step 2: Click on the Host and Clusters

host and cluster in vsphere 6

Step 3: Click on ESXi host listed on Navigation Pane

  1. Click on Manage Tab
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Click on System > Time Configuration

ESXi Host

Step 4: Click on Edit Button on the right side, Time Configuration window will open

Step 5: Click on radio button “Use Network Time Protocol (Enable NTP Client)

NTP Client

Step 6: NTP Service status is stopped by default. So, start the service by clicking on the Start button.

  1. Choose NTP Start Service Policy from drop down list.
  2. Type NTP Server Name according to your region (you can search on Google with area) in NTP Servers Box.

NTP Client

Step 7: Click on Start button to start NTP service.

Then, click on OK button, and your NTP Client will be configured.

NTP service status

Perform Step 3 to 7 for each host in your virtual environment, and your whole virtual environment will be synced. To know more about Virtualization, ESXi, and VMs you can follow VMware vSphere 6 Part 1 – Virtualization, ESXi and VMs course.

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