Clocks on the Identity Appliance server, vRealize Automation server, and Windows servers must be synchronized to ensure a successful installation.

About this task

If you see certificate warnings during this process, continue past them to finish the installation.


  1. Navigate to the vRealize Appliance management console by using its fully qualified domain name,
  2. Log in with the user name root and the password you specified when the appliance was deployed.
  3. Select Admin > Time Settings.
  4. Select an option from the Time Sync Mode menu.



    Use Time Server

    Select Use Time Server from the Time Sync Mode menu to use Network Time Protocol . For each time server that you are using, type the IP address or the host name in the Time Server text box.

    Use Host Time

    Select Use Host Time from the Time Sync Mode menu to use VMware Tools time synchronization. You must configure the connections to Network Time Protocol servers before you can use VMware Tools time synchronization.

  5. Click Save Settings.
  6. Click Refresh.
  7. Verify that the value in Current Time is correct.

    You can change the time zone as required from the Time Zone Setting page on the System tab.

  8. (Optional) Click Time Zone from the System tab and select a system time zone from the menu choices.

    The default is Etc/UTC.

  9. Click Save Settings.