Time synchronization is crucial for the secure communication across systems. A system administrator must set up accurate timekeeping as part of the vRealize Code Stream installation.

Installation fails if time synchronization is set up incorrectly.

Timekeeping must be consistent and synchronized across the vRealize Code Stream and remote vRealize Automation servers. By using the same timekeeping method for each component, you can ensure this consistency.

For virtual machines, you can use the following methods:

  • Configuration by using Network Time Protocol (directly)

  • Configuration by using Network Time Protocol through ESXi with VMware Tools. You must have NTP set up on the ESXi.

For Windows servers, consult Timekeeping best practices for Windows, including NTP.