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Field Notice: FN - 62902 - New Zealand Daylight Saving Time Policy Changes Effective September 2007 - for Cisco Unified Application Environment (CUAE)

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September 6, 2007

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Products Affected

Products Affected

Comments

CallMgr XML SDK

Release 2.4(x)

 

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, 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 Saving 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

Without the undertaking of the steps described in this notice, the potential problem is that the system time and all timestamps will be incorrect by an hour starting on the last Sunday in September and ending on the first Sunday in October, and again for the third Sunday in March until the first Sunday in April for the year 2007 and beyond.

This can have an impact on any event correlation activities that are performed as part of normal operations, troubleshooting, and monitoring.

For example, for devices where logs may be captured, correlated, and stored for future reference, this time change could render them incorrect for situations where they need to be recalled to rebuild a sequence of events. The incorrect timestamps may not be an issue for events that get immediate action, but future reference back to these events would reference incorrect times.

In addition, any device with time based controls and activities, such as authentication servers, synchronization activities, and scheduled events, such as batch jobs, timed backups, or automated scripts, would be impacted.

Workaround/Solution

The Cisco Unified Application Environment software does not need updates to correct for the new Daylight Saving Time changes. However, the appropriate patches for Microsoft Windows 2003 must be applied.

Cisco Unified Application Environment release 2.4 uses the same version of Windows 2003 that is used for Cisco Unified Communication Manager. Registered users may obtain Windows 2003 Operating System software from the Unified Communications Manager & Voice Apps Crypto Software Downloads (registered customers only) page.

Download the files:

win-OS-Upgrade-K9.2003-1-2a-sr2.exe

win-OS-Upgrade-K9.2003-1-2a-sr2-Readme.html

Follow the directions in the win-OS-Upgrade-K9.2003-1-2a-sr2-Readme.html file to install the update.

Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.0

06-SEP-2006

Initial Public Release

 

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