How to change the timezone in Snapt Aria
  • 13 Jan 2022
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How to change the timezone in Snapt Aria

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Snapt Aria instances deployed using our official VM images come set to GMT+0 aka UTC. This affects the graphs, reporting, and dates in alerts and more.

You can change this to whatever time zone you prefer. We recommend also configuring Time Sync (NTP).

Changing the timezone

This can be done on the Setup -> Configuration -> Snapt Configuration page, in the System Config section. Adjust as required and Save.


You can also run the following command on the CLI (via SSH or on console) to change the timezone:

sudo timedatectl set-timezone Africa/Johannesburg


timedatectl list-timezones

to view available timezones.

After changing the timezone you must reboot the system.

Configuring time syncing

If your time is wrong it may be the actual time on the system and not the timezone. You can set up automatic time syncing (NTP) in the same System Config section referenced above.

You can just select a continent and the system will try to sync up with public timeservers available online in the selected region. Alternatively, a custom time server can be set by selecting Custom as the Time Sync Continent and specifying the desired NTP server's hostname or IP address in the "when custom:" field.