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ESXi NTP

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Expert out there, if we have esxi cluster in multiple countries.
What is the best practice for ntp servers ? Do we have to use the NTP servers of those countries.
For an example if we have site in UK, USA and Singapore. Can we use just 0.vmware.pool.ntp.org on all?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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You could use

server 0.pool.ntp.org
server 1.pool.ntp.org
server 2.pool.ntp.org
server 3.pool.ntp.org

The 0, 1, 2 and 3.pool.ntp.org names point to a random set of servers that will change every hour.

this will work for you across all your countries, and obtain time in UTC. (which is the only supported time zone for ESXi)

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Thanks Andrew,
UK an US are showing same time in the esxi host time configuration. Is there any reason for that?
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Thanks Andrew, it was the vSphere client.
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