In centos7, I don't know why the date are showing different timestamp. When I modified according to my need and rebooted the machine, it is getting reset. Tried most of the options as I got in different forums (e.g., hwclock -s, rm -rf /etc/adjtime etc).
[root@mymachine ~]# date Thu Oct 20 09:23:34 UTC 2016 [root@mymachine ~]# hwclock Thu 20 Oct 2016 11:24:02 AM UTC -0.302003 seconds
In some forum, people suggested vmware tools, vm can made this change. But when I checked, timesync is in disabled state.
[root@mymachine ~]# /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox-cmd timesync status Disabled
So really not sure what is causing the date to reset or from when it has been taken?
[root@mymachine ~]# timedatectl status Local time: Thu 2016-10-20 09:25:47 UTC Universal time: Thu 2016-10-20 09:25:47 UTC RTC time: Thu 2016-10-20 11:26:12 Timezone: n/a (UTC, +0000) NTP enabled: n/a NTP synchronized: no RTC in local TZ: no DST active: n/a