Symantec Server and Storage Management Product Compatibility with Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Article:TECH50091  |  Created: 2009-01-09  |  Updated: 2009-01-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH50091
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Technical Solution

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Symantec Server and Storage Management Product Compatibility with Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Solution




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To find out how Symantec products are affected by the Daylight Saving Time changes see:    http://www.symantec.com/dst
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The schedule for Daylight Saving Time (DST) was recently changed in the USA and elsewhere.  Symantec Server and Storage Management products extract time from the operating system (OS) or take their time from the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) package which is distributed with the products. The JRE package distributed with some Symantec Server and Storage Management products may not be updated with the new DST data.  As a result the time display may be incorrect if no action is taken.  See the resolution to find out what steps are needed for your Symantec product.

Leap Seconds
Leap Second adjustments are made to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) to synchronize it with changes in the earth's rotation. These changes may occur twice per year and do not affect the accurate performance of any version of any Symantec Server and Storage Management products.

Resolution:

Symantec recommends you take the following actions to ensure the time is correctly displayed in your product during the revised DST:

1)  Ensure you have applied any necessary operating system patches to support the new DST.

2) Check below to find out if an update is available for your Symantec product to support the new DST.

3) If an update to your Symantec product is not available, apply the recommended Symantec or 3rd party patches.

Action Required:

Review the information specific to your Symantec Server and Storage Management product:

Veritas Storage Foundation 4.x and 5.x for UNIX
   

Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.x and Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) 4.X for UNIX


Veritas Storage Foundation and Storage Foundation HA (VCS) 4.x and 5.x for Windows


Veritas Storage Foundation Manager 1.x


CommandCentral Availability 4.x
Upgrade to Cluster Management Console 5.0.
Update the VRTSjre package by following the steps provided in the Technote "How to apply the Java Runtime Environment Timezone Database Update tool..."  http://support.veritas.com/docs/287483 or use the instructions provided by the vendor.

Veritas Cluster Management Console


Update the VRTSjre package by following the steps provided in the Technote "How to apply the Java Runtime Environment Timezone Database Update tool..."  http://support.veritas.com/docs/287483 or use the instructions provided by the vendor.

CommandCentral Storage

 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/287452


CommandCentral Service

 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/287022


Veritas Application Director

 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/287708


Veritas Configuration Manager

 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/287140


Veritas Provisioning Manager

 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/287294


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Vendor information regarding Daylight Saving Time:

 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/302018




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