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Daylight-Saving Time Extension

By: Rick Blythe | Date: January 24, 2007 | Categories: VMware, VMware ESX

To all of my U.S. based vmware ESX users, don’t forget that extended daylight-saving time will begin March 2007, to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Spring forward will start three weeks earlier (March 11th, at 2:00 a.m.), and fall back will start on November 4th at 2:00 a.m

VMware has produced an update for the affected products.

UPDATE-

There seems to be some confusion about patching esx2 for the US 2007 DST changes?

http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=70539

Here is VMware’s KB on the subject.

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/8695824

So how do I determine when DST starts and ends on my box? Seems like a logical question. Try This command…

zdump -v /etc/localtime | grep 2007

You want to see Daylight Savings Time start on March 11 and end on November 4.

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One Response to Daylight-Saving Time Extension

  1. vmwarewolf says:
    If you still have timezone issues after applying the DST patch try this one-
    KB article Adjusting ESX Server Time Zone at:
    http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1436