How to Change the Timezone in ESX


It's possible to change the system timezone in Linux in a few short steps:
Steps
1. Logged in as root, check which timezone your machine is currently using by executing `clock`. You'll see something like "Mon 17 Jan 2005 12:15:08 PM PST -0.461203 seconds", PST in this case is the current timezone.
2. Change to the directory to /usr/share/zoneinfo, here you will find a list of time zone regions. Change to the most appropriate region, if you live in Switzerland  this directory is the "Europe\Zuerich" directory.
3. If you wish, backup the previous timezone configuration by copying it to a different location. Such as `cp /etc/localtime /etc/localtime-old`.
4. Copy over the most appropriate timezone to /etc/localtime. Example: `cp Zuerich /etc/localtime`.
5. If you have the utility rdate, update the current system time by executing `/usr/bin/rdate -s time.nist.gov`.
6. Set the hardware clock by executing: ` /sbin/hwclock --systohc`