To prevent time synchronization issues, configure the NTP service and enable SSH on the vSAN witness host to add static routes for access to availability zone 1 and availability zone 2 networks.

Procedure

  1. In the inventory panel of the vCenter Server Client, select vCenter Server > Datacenter.
  2. Select the vSAN witness host and click the Configure tab.
  3. Configure the NTP client on the vSAN witness host.
    1. In the System section, click Time configuration and click the Edit button.
    2. Select Use Network Time Protocol (enable NTP client).
    3. Configure the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      NTP Servers

      NTP server address

      Start NTP Service

      Selected

      NTP Service Startup Policy

      Start and stop with host

  4. Enable the SSH service on the vSAN witness host.
    1. In the System section, click Services and select SSH.
    2. Click the Edit startup policy button.
    3. On the Edit startup policy page, select Start and stop with host and click OK.