Windows guests in RHEV show incorrect time after a shutdown or poweroff

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  • The Windows guest shows incorrect time even though the RHEV host's time is configured properly and set to UTC. Also, the Windows guest has the proper time-zone configured.
  • After I created a new Windows virtual machine from a template, the time is off by X number of full hours.
  • The Windows guest OS has a sudden time change after running for an hour, even if starting with correct time. This, in turn, causes DCHP lease not to be renewed and guest loosing its IP.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.4
  • Guest: Microsoft Windows

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