Is there a way to connect agents with different time zones to the same EM?

Document ID : KB000015687
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

 If I have Agents that are in different time zones from the MOM, is there any other configuration that I need to do? 

 Also, is it important for the MOM with the Collectors to be in the same time zone?

Environment:
All current supported APM versions
Answer:

Agents can be in any time zone and any location.  As long as they have network connectivity to the Enterprise Manager (MOM and Collectors), the time zone and location are not a factor.

MOM and Collectors don't have to be in the same time zone. However, if logging into the GUI via webstart workstation, that could affect your reporting.  The server that you log into using Workstation will display the time that you are currently in.  For example, if your MOM is in the Pacific Time Zone and you are in the Eastern Time Zone, your Investigator will show the time in the Eastern Daylight Time zone.  To set the time zone in the workstation to the time zone that you want to be displayed, see the section below in the documentation (link below).

Time Zone Display in the Web Start Workstation

 

Start the Workstation - CA Application Performance Management - 10.5 - CA Technologies Documentation 

Additional Information:

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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.

Can an APM database created in time zone A be restored to a server in time zone B?

The Introscope Workstation Investigator mistakenly shows live data for GMT -4.30 hours and the Introscope Enterprise Manager logs shows incorrect time zone of VET.