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Field Notice: FN - 62933 - New Zealand Daylight Saving Time Policy Changes Effective September 2007 - For IP Solution Center (ISC)


September 07, 2007

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Products Affected

Products Affected

ISC SOFTWARE MGMT - all versions

 

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 30th, 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 AM local time and end on the first Sunday of April at 3 AM local time.

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

For more information, see the statement issued by the Minister of Internal Affairs.

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

On 30 April 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 below is a summary of changes to Daylight Savings Time, representing New Zealand local time:

Event

Prior to 2007

Year 2007 and After

Start

First Sunday in October

2 am on 30 September 2007 (Last Sunday in September)

End

Third Sunday in March

3 am on 6 April 2008 (First Sunday in April)

 

Problem Symptoms

As a result, any applications or log timestamps that ISC writes to, the system clock will be off 1 hour after Sept 30 2007.

Workaround/Solution

  1. Follow the instructions found at Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software page. Run the TZUpdater Tool found at Timezone Data and the Java Runtime Environment page.

  2. Unzip the file, and there will be a file called tzupdater.jar inside the zip file.

  3. On the ISC server command-line do a stopall to stop all the java processes.

  4. In the directory containing the jzupdater.jar file, run $ISC_HOME/thirdparty/jre/bin/java -jar tzupdater.jar -u 5. Restart ISC on command-line by entering startwd.

Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.0

07-SEP-2007

Initial Public Release

 

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