I've got an ESXi 5.0 host with time issues. This particular host has two guest VMs, a terminal server (Server 2008) & a Window7 VM used for backup. The terminal server users started reporting odd issues. When I looked into it, the OS time was off by about 20 minutes. The VM Host time was also off by about 20 minutes. I figured the BIOS time was off, shut the server down and booted to the BIOS. The BIOS time was off by several hours. I set the BIOS time to the correct time and booted up the host. How the guest OS times are off by 4 hours, as is the host. The odd thing is that when I manually change the host time, using the vSphere Client, the host disconnects me. I then have to reboot the host to get access.
If I manually change the guest OS time, the guests are still acting funny.
Any idea on how I might be able to fix this? Possibly get the guest OS to just look at the domain controller for the time instead of the host? The terminal server is basically unusable while this is happening, so any help would be appreciated.
Thanks very much.