Date and time gets changed after installing VMtool in VM based LCPs
LCP Virtual Machine date and time is getting synchronized with the ESX server's date and time
1. Configure the LCP Virtual Machine not to synchronize time with the ESX host
a. Select the LCP virtual machine and power it off. b. On the Summary tab, click Edit Settings. c. Click the Options tab d. Select "VMware Tools" e. Unselect "Synchronize guest time with host and click OK
2. Perform these steps to completely disable time synchronization in the guest. Perform one of these options:
a. Add configuration options in the virtual machines .vmx file:
Power off the virtual machine. Connect to the host with an SSH session. For more information, see Using ESXi Shell in ESXi 5.x (2004746). Open the virtual machines configuration file, located at /vmfs/volumes/datastore_name/vm_name/vm_name.vmx using a text editor. For more information, see Editing configuration files in VMware ESXi and ESX (1017022). Set these options to zero. If the entries do not exist, add them. Note: 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled.
b. Add configuration parameters using the vSphere Client or vSphere Web Client:
Using the vSphere Client:
Select the virtual machine in the vSphere Client inventory and power it off. On the Summary tab, click Edit Settings. Click the Options tab and click General (under Advanced) Click Configuration Parameters, then click Add Row and add this information: Name Value tools.syncTime 0 time.synchronize.continue 0 time.synchronize.restore 0 time.synchronize.resume.disk 0 time.synchronize.shrink 0 time.synchronize.tools.startup 0 time.synchronize.tools.enable 0 time.synchronize.resume.host 0
Using the vSphere Web Client:
Select the virtual machine in the vSphere Web Client inventory and power it off. Right click the virtual machine and choose Edit Settings... Click the VM Options tab. Expand the Advanced option. Under Configuration Parameters click Edit Configuration Click Add Row and add this information: Name Value tools.syncTime 0 time.synchronize.continue 0 time.synchronize.restore 0 time.synchronize.resume.disk 0 time.synchronize.shrink 0 time.synchronize.tools.startup 0 time.synchronize.tools.enable 0 time.synchronize.resume.host 0
Note: When adding tools.syncTime via the Configuration Parameters in vSphere 5.x, it is not displayed again after the entry has been accepted and closed. When you view the vm_name.vmx file, you see the parameter inserted as tools.syncTime = "FALSE".
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