This document explains the new policy act by the government to extend
daylight savings time starting in March 2007.
There are no specific requirements for this document.
The information in this document is based on the BTS 10200 Softswitch.
The information in this document was created from the devices in a
specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with
a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you
understand the potential impact of any command.
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On August 8, 2005, President Bush signed into law the Energy Policy
Act, which extends Daylight Saving Time (DST) by four weeks from the second
Sunday of March to end on the first Sunday of November. Extended Daylight
Saving Time is set to begin in March 2007.
It the steps described in this document are not performed, the
potential problem is that the system time and all timestamps issued by the BTS
become incorrect by an hour for three weeks in the spring and one week in the
fall of 2007 and beyond.
In order to comply with this government mandate, Cisco has started to
take the necessary steps to conform to the new time standard that is set to
start in March 2007.
The intent of this document is to inform the BTS customers of the plan
that Cisco is preparing in order to bring the call agent applications into
compliance with this new government mandate.
Use these general guidelines to verify if your particular call agent
has the proper Solaris time change packages:
Solaris time change patches are supported in Solaris
In order to verify that the correct patches are installed, execute
the showrev –p UNIX command and ensure that
122032-02 and 119689-07 are installed.
Customers who fall into one of the listed categories should prepare and
upgrade to one of these application upgrade recommendations.
RLS 3.5.x—Upgrade to RLS 4.5.1.
RLS 4.5.13—Upgrade to 4.5.13V07 or later.
RLS 4.5.0—Upgrade to RLS 4.5.1.
RLS 4.5.1 FCS—Automatically gets the Solaris 10 package and other
BTS software changes.
5.0 FCS—Automatically gets the Solaris package and other BTS software
Customers that install new call agent systems with 4.5.1 should
install Solaris 10 and make sure the proper packages are installed by executing
the showrev command (as mentioned earlier in this
If you do not fall into one of these listed categories, direct your
inquires to your respective Account Manager.