Energy Policy Act of 2005 – Daylight Saving Time changes 2007


Energy Policy Act of 2005 – Daylight Saving Time changes 2007As you know, due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, there will be some changes to the daylight saving time starting in 2007. As a hardware/software vendor, Sun Microsystems is ready with a solution (set of patches) to accommodate those changes; and the required information is well documented in the form of alerts on 15-Jan-2007

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102178-1

Documentation Required patches for Solaris, Java and Sun Fire firmware:
BigAdmin tech note: 2007 Daylight Saving Time Changes in the U.S
The above tech note is referring to a Sun alert, 102178, which you can find on sunsolve web site at: Daylight Saving Time (DST) Changes for Australia (2006), United States (2007) and Others 

Required firmware for timezone changes due to energy policy act of 2005 is at:
Required Server Firmware for Timezone Changes Due to U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005
In case if Sun didn’t address some areas which may get impacted with the changes mentioned in energy policy act of 2005, feel free to file a bug at bugs.sun.com (Java bugs) or at bugs.opensolaris.org (Solaris bugs). 

Patches

Sun OS & Java – http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/features/techtips/dst_changes.html 

 HP Java – http://www.hp.com/products1/unix/java/DST-US.html 

HP UX – Here is the list of patches that HP has already released to address the 2007 DST changes:

  • PHCO_34673 s700_800 11.00 tztab(4) cumulative patch
  • PHCO_34668 s700_800 11.11 tztab(4) cumulative patch
  • PHCO_34669 s700_800 11.23 tztab(4) cumulative patch

PHCO_34669 s700_800 11.23 tztab(4) cumulative patch is included in the September 2006 11.23 Quality Pack patch bundle that is loaded on all factory ignited 11.23 systems. PHCO_34668 s700_800 11.11 tztab(4) cumulative patch will be included in the December 2006 11.11 Quality Pack patch bundle that will be released in early December. After this bundle is released, it will be loaded on all factory ignited 11.11 systems. Both Quality Packs may be downloaded from the IT.

Resolutions:
Center from the following web page:
http://itrc.hp.com/service/patch/releaseIndexPage.do?BC=main|bundle

http://www.innovationdp.fdr.com/daylightsavings

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102775-1

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2006-0208.html 

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