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Set Keyboard and Time Zone

By John Currie

The VM defaults to an English (US) QWERTY keyboard, and the UTC time zone. When prompted, change the keyboard layout and time zone to match your location, or accept the defaults.


You will learn

You’ll learn how to start the VM, change the VM default keyboard layout, and change the default time zone.

If you don’t change the keyboard layout to match the physical keyboard of your host machine (referred to as your laptop in this documentation), you may encounter problems later when logging in.

Step 1: Start your VM

Open your hypervisor application.

Power on (or click Play on) your SAP HANA 2.0, express edition VM.

Step 2: Change the keyboard layout if your laptop doesn't use an English (US) keyboard

The system prompts you to either change the VM keyboard, or accept the default English (US) QWERTY keyboard. Enter Y to change the keyboard or N to use the default.


If you opt to change the keyboard, the System Keyboard Configuration page displays.


Use the arrow keys to scroll to the desired keyboard layout. Tab to the OK button, or press F10, to save your changes. A message displays while the system processes the keyboard layout change.

Step 3: Change time zone

Change the time zone if your laptop is not in the default UTC (GMT) time zone.

Enter Y to change the time zone, or N to accept the default.


If you opt to change the timezone, the Clock and Time Zone page displays.


In the Region pane, use the arrow keys to scroll down to the correct region. Tab to the Time Zone pane and select the correct time zone. Tab to the OK button, or press F10, to save your changes.

Updated 07/16/2018

Time to Complete

5 min




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