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Change the Default Time Zone

Applies to Product: USM Appliance™ AlienVault OSSIM®

The default time zone for USM Appliance is Pacific Time (UTC -7h). If you are not operating in that time zone, you must change it. Otherwise, USM Appliance does not accurately timestamp events.

To change the default time zone

  1. Connect to the AlienVault Console through SSH and use your credentials to log in.

    The AlienVault Setup menu displays.

  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Select Change Location.
  4. Select Date and Time.
  5. Select Configure Time Zone.

    An information panel advises you that the time zone, as well as your profile and the mysql services, will be changed.

  6. Press Enter to confirm.

    The Package Configuration panel appears, where America is the default setting.

  7. Locate the applicable region or continent for your location.
  8. Press <Back> until you are on the AlienVault Setup menu again. Select Apply all Changes.
  9. Press <Yes> to confirm.

    USM Appliance applies the changes and restarts all the services, which may take several minutes.