000028191 - KB-1168 - How to set time zone and correct time on the appliance

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 14, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support Employee on Apr 21, 2017
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Article Number000028191
Applies ToAffected Versions: All Versions
ResolutionThese are the commands, run as root to set/reset the time and date on the appliance.
1. Set the timezone (if other than the default EST)
a. cd /usr/share/zoneinfo
b. find your timezone
c. backup original timezone
cp /etc/localtime /etc/localtime.old

d. copy the new timezone
cp <newtimezone> /etc/localtime

2. Set date and time:
date -s "30 APR 2009 14:03:00"

3. Sync the BIOS hardware clock
hwclock -w

This completes setting the correct date / time. To sync the appliance to an internal timeserver please see KB-1077