Article ID: 124449, created on Feb 13, 2015, last review on Sep 11, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 6.0
  • Operations Automation 5.5


There will be a Daylight shift in Russia on October 2014. How Daylight-shift will affect customers installations in Russia? And what should we update on customers servers to get correct timezones?


All information in database is stored in UTC timezone, and timezone conversion is made on behalf of OA UI service and OA management node. Please use the following instructions to get correct timezones:

  1. Download the TZUpdater tool archive from Oracle website to OA UI nodes
  2. unzip it
  3. Issue

    # service pemui stop
    # /usr/bin/java -jar tzupdater.jar -v -u -bc
    # service pemui start

For OACI, however, the sequence is a bit different:

Locate the java binary that runs vm2vf jar. For example, issue on instance manager node:

# ps ax | grep vm2vf
547 ?        Sl     1:22 /usr/java/default/bin/java

So on step 3. the sequence would be:

# service PACI-im stop
# /usr/java/default/bin/java -jar tzupdater.jar -v -u -bc
# service PACI-im start

Please note for OSA 6.0 node java process should be located in the same way as for OACI:

# ps aux | grep java
547 ?        Sl     1:22/usr/java/latest/bin/java 

Important note for latest versions of tzupdater (2.0 and above): Latest version of tzupdater, available from Orcale (currently 2.1) has slightly different syntax.

To check currently installed tzdata version, use the following command (assumming you have located java binary already):

# /usr/java/latest/bin/java -jar tzupdater.jar -V

To update tzdata, please issue the following command as root:

# /usr/java/latest/bin/java -jar tzupdater.jar -v -l

5b048d9bddf8048a00aba7e0bdadef37 caea8340e2d186a540518d08602aa065 e12cea1d47a3125d335d68e6d4e15e07 5356b422f65bdad1c3e9edca5d74a1ae 2554725ed606193dd9bbce21365bed4e 956c448bddc7e1f3585373687602379f 6f1456866eed87488c0f02b298a741c0

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