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

The Information tab provides information about the virtual appliance, such as the version number, host name, and OS name. You can also reboot or shut down the virtual appliance from here.

The Time Zone tab allows you to set your local time zone. Select a time zone, then click Save Settings.

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.


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