I'm deploying a Nutanix cluster with three Dell nodes. The question rose about what timezone should be selected in the iDRAC.
It was at first hard for me to undertsand how was the time set into the DRAC and the Bios, and I finally go this:
Set Both NTP and Time zone
In this method user will configure NTP and Time zone. In this case iDRAC will sync the time with NTP server and selected Time zone will be also applied. iDRAC will sync NTP server’s UTC/GMT time, so it is important that you configure correct time zone while configuring NTP on iDRAC. You can configure up to three NTP servers. It is always recommended to configure all three NTP servers for accuracy. We support IPv4, IPv6 and FQDN format for configuring NTP server address When NTP mode is enabled and iDRAC has received time through this interface, iDRAC will ignore any attempts to set iDRAC time through the server (BIOS, Open Manage, etc.) or CMC (for blade servers).
Therefore, what I understand is that once the Timezone is set to local (i.e. Europe/Zurich) and NTP is enabled and properly configured, the system clock will be sync with the time provided from the DRAC, hence, from the time servers.
Does this has any impact on Nutanix ? I couldn't fine any best practice on this matter.