Thursday, March 20th, 2008 | Author:

I was looking for a way to force my VM to boot up with a specific date and time without going into the VM BIOS to change it every time I boot up.

I just need a VM for testing and evaluating certain software or platforms but I don’t like re-building it when the licenses expires.

Especially when trial software always expires in like 15 or 30 days ? 7 for a particular secure os and 15 for a particular secure platform. 🙂

Here’s what I found @ http://sanbarrow.com/.

I will need to add the following lines to my xxx.vmx, so everytime the VM boots up, it resets it’s date and time to my liking.

rtc.startTime = 1089395200
tools.syncTime = false
time.synchronize.continue = false
time.synchronize.restore = false
time.synchronize.resume.disk = false
time.synchronize.resume.memory = false
time.synchronize.shrink = false

Figuring the value for rtc clock ? A small application is available for download at the same site to calculate that value from dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss.

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