June 12, 2024

vCenter Mobile Access – Time Zone Update

I really like the vCenter Mobile Access Tech Preview!

One thing that kind of got me, was that the time zone cannot be changed from the guest interface.
So I started playing around with the back end… I’ve never used CentOS, of which the appliance is based on.

After a little playing around, I figured out what I needed to do.

  1. I sshed into my vCMA appliance
  2. View the contents of /etc/sysconfig/clock
    You’ll see:
    ZONE=”America/Los_Angeles”
    UTC=false
    ARC=false

  3. Use vi to modify the clock file
  4. I’m in the Central Time Zone, so I replaced the contents with:
    ZONE=”America/Chicago”
    UTC=false
    ARC=false

  5. Save the file
  6. Restart the vCMA appliance


That’s it. The vCMA blue screen won’t show the updated time, but the vCMA phone interface will show the updated time on events.

Now when I’m viewing the events on my iPhone, I can see the actual time zone, and not have to adjust from Pacific Time to Central Time.


Cheers,
Jase


One thought on “vCenter Mobile Access – Time Zone Update

  1. You may also need to provide a soft link to the correct zoneinfo file like this:

    ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Chicago /etc/localtime

    And remember, linux is case sensitive.

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