Created attachment 1434966 [details]
date/time screen showing the manually corrected time during installation
Description of problem:
System and hardware time set by anaconda are wrong.
I.e. The time set is not what was configured during installation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Installation using RHEL7.0 ISO
Has occurred every time on RHEL 7 installations on VMWare ESX.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create new Virtual Machine
2. Install RHEL7 from ISO (RHEL 7.0 ISO)
3. Set timezone and time
The time after the installation is wrong
e.g. time set in anaconda: 16:00, timezone Europe/Brussels (UTC +2)
After installation time is set to 18:00 CEST
Time set as entered in the anaconda date/time screen
It looks like either the clock on the date/time screen is always in UTC (and does not match the timezone selected).
Or the UTC offset is applied twice.
The timezone on the VMWare host is set to UTC.
The time displayed during installtion is the UTC time, during installation I changed the time from (in this example) 14:00 to 16:00.
Created attachment 1434967 [details]
screenshot showing timedatectl and hwclock output
Could you please test this on a newest RHEL 7 version. There were plenty of changes since then and there's a big probability that this issue is fixed already.
I'm unable to reproduce the problem with the RHEL7.5 binary DVD ISO.
The date/time wizard of RHEL7.0 shows the UTC time initially, in RHEL7.5 it shows the correct local time as soon as the correct time zone is selected.
Thanks for the update. I'll suggest that you use the latest version of RHEL in this case. As Jiri said in comment 3, numerous bugs have been fixed since 7.0 was originally released.