Setting Time Zone and NTP

Here is brief run down on setting or changing your time zone in Device42. This is probably one of the first steps you should take so that auto-discovery scheduling and log history work correctly. The virtual appliance takes the clock from virtual host, so make sure the time is correct on the host and it’s not a bad idea to set up an NTP time source to ensure the time stays correct.

Set time Zone

Time Zone settings Administration

In the Device42 main menu, go to Tools > Settings > Time Settings.

Here, you can select the correct time zone for your location and click Apply.

Apply the correct time zone settings.

Apply the new Time Zone Setting

After you’ve selected the correct new time zone and received confirmation it’s been applied, go to the Device42 console and restart the Device42 application [Option #2]. When it restarts, it will have the new time zone.

OS Level Time Settings

NTP & Time Zone settings d42 Console

Use VM console menu options 6 & 7 to set time at the OS level. Here is a example of how to setup NTP.

Configure new NTP Server

First, enter the IP or FQDN of the NTP server. Then select ‘y’ to add the NTP server to the daily scheduled jobs.

Update OS TZ from D42 console

Use option 7 to set the time zone on the OS level. If you don’t see your exact location, choose the location closest to you:

Set Time Zone for OS part 2

Once you’ve completed the TZ settings, you’ll be able to see your new Time Zone at the top of the Device42 Console Menu:
Current Time Zone visible on D42 Console

Restart Application from console.

After changing your time settings, select Option 2 to restart the application and the new time zone settings will take effect immediately.