The System tab provides general information on the virtual appliance, allows you to set time zones, and lets you shut down and reboot the appliance.

The Information tab provides general information on the virtual appliance, such as the version number and the host name. It also contains the Reboot and Shutdown buttons.

The Time Zone tab allows you to set your local time zone. Click System Time Zone to see a drop-down list displaying time zones of the world. Select a time zone and click Save Settings.

Note

Changes in time zone settings are not reflected in logs, etc. until the service is reset. Click Reboot in the Information tab to restart.

The virtual hardware clock is always maintained in UTC, which the virtual appliance converts to local time. Correct local time is important for the update repository and VMware Update Manager.