How to setup an alert downtime schedule based on the local time zone that webstart workstation is started from instead of the MOM's time zone.

Document ID : KB000011018
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

 By default, an alert downtime schedule is associated with the local time zone of the MOM.

Many times users in a different time zone want to set up an alert based on their local time zone without worrying about converting time zones to reflect the MOM for an alert.

Question:

 How can I setup an alert downtime schedule that is based on the local time zone that web start workstation is started from?

Environment:
All current supported APM versions
Answer:

APM users can circumvent time zone issues by starting the webstart workstation in the MOM's time zone.

This can be done by specifying a valid Java time zone ID in the workstation.jsp file(located in <EM_HOME>\product\enterprisemanager\plugins\com.wily.introscope.workstation.webstart_9.5.0\WebContent\jnlp) as follows:

  • <argument><%=emDefaults.kTimeZoneStrings[0]%></argument>
  • <argument><%="timezone"%></argument>

In place of "timezone", specify a valid timezone ID like IST, EST, etc., where you want the web start workstation to start the timezone in.

For example, for the APM web start workstation, users in EST time zone would set this to:

  • <argument><%="EST"%></argument>

After modifying the file, restart EM (MOM or standalone EM) and the web start workstation.

  • Note: This time zone setting only works for webstart workstation.
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