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Very condensed version of my problem. The BIOS of all of our vmWare hosts show a time of UTC 0. We are UTC -10. We started using a DR product called Zerto which looks at BIOS time when booting a DR'ed VM. As a result, times on VM's are 10 hours ahead. Resetting time on BIOS doesn't stick leading us to believe it may be a time zone issue. A friend said OpenManage may be a way to resolve this. But unfortunately none of us have experience with OpenManage. My perception of OpenManage is that it's used to set up a server but not tweak settings..... Any guidance would be supremely  appreciated.

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                Bill
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'm not quite sure what you want to do....?
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Bill CourtneyAuthor Commented:
I want to retire but that's unrelated. What I want is the BIOS time to be set to our
local time. it is 10:12am HST right now. BIOS time shows as 20:12. If I alter BIOS time to
our local time, sometime after it boots it reverts back to 10 hrs ahead. This causes
Zerto to boot up VM's with a time 10 hrs into the future.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So you set the BIOS time correctly, it changes ?

ESXi time is NOT syncing with hardware clock and setting it back ?

ESXi does not support time zones.
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andyalderCommented:
<The BIOS of all of our vmWare hosts show a time of UTC 0

Can you show a photo (or screenshot through remote access) of this timezone setting please. RTC (BIOS clock) is set to local time and there isn't a time zone offset option AFAIK. Perhaps you are setting the iDRAC time zone - that has no effect on the time the RTC chip gives to the OS on boot although if you do set a timezone on the iDRAC it can really confuse the issue.

I'm baffled as to the accepted answer to your previous question.
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
The BIOS of all of our vmWare hosts show a time of UTC 0.

Are we talking the hardware BIOS on the host system here, or the virtual BIOS on the virtual servers?

I must agree with andyalder's comment above.  I've never seen a BIOS with a timezone offset option.
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andyalderCommented:
Previous question is here, may give insight into what Bill is talking about.
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29074999/No-save-option-in-Dell-R710-BIOS.html

Is this the page where you are setting the timezone?
5270.NTPGui-1-.png
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Bill CourtneyAuthor Commented:
The time zone in the drac was it. I didn't even know it existed before Dell told me of it.  I looked at it and it was set to HST which seemed pretty nebulous. I scrolled down and chose the more familiar Pacific/Honolulu and the rest is history
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