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CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution 3.2 and earlier

Field Notice: FN - 62897- New Zealand Daylight Saving Time Policy Changes Effective September 2007 for CiscoWorks LMS


September 24, 2007

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Products Affected

Products Affected

CMF 2.2 - LMS 2.2, SNMS 1.5

CWCS 3.0 - LMS 2.5, LMS 2.5.1, LMS 2.6

CWCS 3.1 - LMS 3.0

 

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

On April 30, 2007, Hon Rick Barker, Minister of Internal Affairs, announced a three week extension to the period of daylight saving. Daylight saving now runs from the last Sunday in September until the first Sunday in April.

Table 1 Summary of changes to Daylight Savings Time, represents New Zealand local time

Event

Prior to 2007

Year 2007 and After

Start

First Sunday in October

2:00 A.M. on September 30, 2007

(Last Sunday in September)

End

Third Sunday in March

3:00 A.M.on April 6, 2008

(First Sunday in April)

 

Problem Symptoms

Because of new NZ DST without patch for CiscoWorks, following problems can be observed:

  1. Jobs scheduled will be delayed or forwarded by an hour.

  2. Timestamps shown in log files will be delayed or forwarded by an hour.

  3. Times shown in Client side (browsers) will be delayed or forwarded by an hour.

Workaround/Solution

A. For LMS version 3.0 on Solaris

Install the patch from the CiscoWorks Server CD-One Patches Download (registered customers only) page.

Patch Install Instructions:

Run the following command at your command prompt.

NMSROOT/bin/perl CSCsk28621-0.pl

where, NMSROOT is the directory where Cisco Works is installed.

B. For LMS version 3.0 on Windows

Install the patch from the CiscoWorks Server CD-One Patches Download (registered customers only) page.

Patch Install Instructions:

Run the following command at your command prompt.

NMSROOT/bin/perl CSCsk28621-0.pl

where NMSROOT is the directory where Cisco Works is installed.

Instructions for JRE Update in Client machine:

1. Copy "tzupdater.jar" from NMSROOT/lib/jre location of Server to Client Machine.

2. Run the following command in client machine from the location tzupdater.jar is copied.

INSTALL_LOCATION/jre/bin/java -jar tzupdater.jar -u -bc

where

- NMSROOT is the directory where Cisco Works is installed.

- INSTALL_LOCATION is the default path for the client jre.

Value of INSTALL_LOCATION is $JPI_LOC/, where the JPI_LOC value can be obtained from the /jpi.profile.

C. For LMS version 2.5,2.5.1,2.6 on Solaris and Windows

Install the patch from the CiscoWorks Server CD-One Patches Download (registered customers only) page.

Patch Install Instructions:

Run the following command at your command prompt.

NMSROOT/bin/perl CSCsk28621-0.pl

where NMSROOT is the directory where CiscoWorks is installed.

D. For LMS 2.2 No patch is available. Refer to the EOL bulletin:

EOS/EOL Announcement for the CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution 2.2

DDTS

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DDTS

Description

CSCsk28621 (registered customers only)

NZ DST change in JPI

 

Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.0

24-SEP-2007

Initial Public Release

 

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