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Set the date and time zone

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Aug 05, 2016

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After you activate and configure your appliance, set the date and time in the appliance.

The LEM virtual appliance is configured to synchronize with the hypervisor date and time by default. If the time zone is off by more than five minutes, the LEM rules will not operate properly.

The time zone is set to Pacific Standard Time by default.

  1. Return to the cmc> prompt.
  2. Update the time zone in your LEM Manager.
    1. At the cmc> prompt, enter appliance and press Enter.
    2. At the cmc::acm# prompt, enter dateconfig and press Enter.
    3. Press enter and update the current time zone.
    4. At the cmc::acm# prompt, enter tzconfig and press Enter.
    5. Press enter and configure the time zone.
  3. Update the time in your hypervisor.
    1. At the cmc::acm# prompt, enter manager and press Enter.
    2. At the cmc::cmm# prompt, enter viewsysinfo and press Enter.

      The system information info displays.

      Virtualization Platform: VMware
        Synchronization : Enabled  
        Hypervisor Time : 6 May 2016 09:07:31
        Guest Time      : Fri May 6 09:07:31 2016				
    3. Using the space bar, scroll down to Hypervisor Time and change the date and time so they match the date and time in the LEM Manager.
    4. Using the space bar, scroll down to Guest Time and ensure that the date and time matches the same settings in the LEM appliance.
  4. Type Exit and press Enter.
  5. Type Exit and press Enter again to exit the CMC interface.


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