But a way to do this is to restart the NTP-daemon, once it is loaded it will start with an initial poll and then remains running.
To restart the daemon from the ESXi command line run this command: as in the image below.
Environment:3x Dell R710, 128GB RAM each ESXi 5.1 Build 838463 Enterprise Plusv Center 5.1 build 880146 Standard Please let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions, I have attached a screenshot of the graphs showing no data.
There are many reasons you should synchronize time for ESXi hosts.
And the second one is: How can I verify if the NTP-daemon is actually synchronizing with an NTP-server?
I have not found a command to force synchronization (if you know of one please let me know).
It would be really painful if you had to manually configure and sync the time between the host and virtual machines. Click the configuration tab as you can see the picture below shows just that. You will see the following dialog box after clicking it.
But VMware ESXi have built in time management to make your life easier.
It is a bit-shift register, which means that bits are added to the right.After you set the local time on the host, select NTP Client Enabled.This activates NTP time synchronization for your host.You'll now see the existing time synchronization status on that host. This selection shows the Time Configuration screen, where you can see the current time on the host.Make sure it’s not too different from the actual time, because a host that’s more than 1,000 seconds is considered “insane” and won't synchronize.To test and see if it works open GPMC and edit a GPO and open the Administrative Templates folder and you should see Office 2016 there.