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Field Notice: FN - 62890 - New Zealand Daylight Saving Time Policy Changes Effective September 2007 - for CiscoWorks Security Information Management Solution (CW-SIMS)


September 11, 2007

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Products Affected

Products Affected

CiscoWorks Security Information Management Solution (CW-SIMS)

Problem Description

The operating systems of most Cisco products that support Daylight Saving Time (DST) have built in mechanisms to automatically change the times, based on current user-selected rules. Once the new DST is implemented, the time on devices that maintain time zone information will continue to change according to the old method, unless changes are made.

Background

On April 30, 2007, the Minister of Internal Affairs issued a statement regarding a change in Daylight Saving Time policy for New Zealand. The change in policy has modified the start and end dates for Daylight Saving Time (DST). Beginning in 2007 and beyond, Daylight Saving Time in New Zealand will start on the last Sunday of September at 2:00 A.M. local time and end on the first Sunday of April at 3:00 A.M. local time.

Specifically for 2007-2008, Daylight Saving Time will begin at 2:00 A.M. local time on September 30, 2007, and end at 3:00 A.M. local time on April 6, 2008.

For more information, see the statement issued by the Minister of Internal Affairs: Daylight saving to be extended.

The old Daylight Saving Time policy dictated that DST started on the first Sunday in October and ended on the third Sunday in March.

Problem Symptoms

The time will be off by one hour in the GUI, CLI, and logs after the new New Zealand Daylight Saving Time takes effect.

Workaround/Solution

A software patch has been created to address this issue. The patch can only be applied to the CW-SIMS 3.3.1, 3.4.0, and 3.4.1 releases. The patch is named as:

nFSIM-3.3.1-PNTUPD-64701.tar.gz.

It will be posted to www.cisco.com no later than Monday, September 17.

DDTS

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DDTS

Description

CSCsk12300 (registered customers only)

New Zealand Daylight Savings Time Change Update

Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.0

11-SEP-2007

Initial Public Release

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