As the vSphere administrator, you want to use VMware Tools to synchronize clocks on the Windows servers with the ESX/ESXi host. Time synchronization ensures that you can successfully install vRealize Automation.


  1. Open a command prompt on the vra01iaas.rainpole.local machine.
  2. Navigate to the VMware Tools directory.
    cd C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools
  3. Display the timesync status.
    VMwareToolboxCmd.exe timesync status
  4. Enter the command to enable timesync.
    VMwareToolboxCmd.exe timesync enable


Your Windows IaaS sever vra01iaas.rainpole.local is ready to host your vRealize Automation IaaS components.

What to do next

Deploy your vRealize Automation appliance.