Some system configuration tasks must be done using the command line or API.

For complete command line interface information, see the NSX Command-Line Interface Reference. For complete API information, see the NSX API Guide.

Table 1. System configuration commands and API requests.


Command Line

(NSX Manager and NSX Edge)

API Request

(NSX Manager only)

Set system timezone set timezone <timezone> PUT https://<nsx-mgr>/api/v1/node
Set NTP Server set ntp-server <ntp-server> PUT https://<nsx-mgr>/api/v1/node/services/ntp
Set a DNS server set name-servers <dns-server> PUT https://<nsx-mgr>/api/v1/node/network/name-servers
Set DNS Search Domain set search-domains <domain> PUT https://<nsx-mgr>/api/v1/node/network/search-domains
Note: The recommended method to configure an NTP server for all appliances is to configure a node profile. See Configure a Node Profile. If you configure an NTP server individually on an appliance, be sure to configure the same NTP server on all the appliances.