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Configuring the Daylight Time Rule

ProCurve switches may be configured to automatically adjust the system clock for Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes. However, the pre-defined setting for the Continental US conforms to the rules in effect before 2007. To configure the switch to conform to the new rules in effect for 2007, use one of the following methods. ProCurve recommends that you use the supplied dates so that DST is set correctly in the future.

Why March 8 if DST changes March 11?
Using the EXACT dates specified compensates for yearly date fluctuations. Doing so compensates for 2007 through at least 2015 (http://www.energy.ca.gov/daylightsaving.html#chart). The switch actually does the DST adjustment on the following Sunday of the date entered. So for March, 2007, the following Sunday is March 11th. However, for 2009 the DST change needs to happen on March 8th, so the March 8th begin time will still be valid for 2009 as well. This work around is valid for multiple years, not just 2007.

Note: If you make the changes below and then later load a software version that supports the new DST rules, you do not need to alter your existing configuration. The switch operates correctly.

Menu

Open the menu from the CLI. On the Switch Configuration / System Information menu screen, set the “Daylight Time Rule” to “User-defined”, set the “Beginning month to “March”, “Beginning day” to 8, “Ending month” to “November” and “Ending day” to 1.

ProCurve                                                   26-Jan-2007  16:49:45 
===========================- TELNET - MANAGER MODE -============================ 
                   Switch Configuration - System Information 
  System Name : ProCurve 
  System Contact : X7349 
  System Location : 
  Inactivity Timeout (min) [0] : 0      MAC Age Time (sec) [300] : 300 
  Inbound Telnet Enabled [Yes] : Yes    Web Agent Enabled [Yes] : Yes 
  Time Sync Method [None] : TIMEP 
  TimeP Mode [Disabled] : Disabled 
  Tftp-enable [Yes] : Yes 
  Time Zone [0] : 0 
  Daylight Time Rule [None] : User-defined 
  Beginning month [April] : March       Beginning day [1] : 8 
  Ending month [October] : November     Ending day [1] : 1 
 Actions->   Cancel     Edit     Save     Help 
Save changes and return to previous screen. 
Use arrow keys to change action selection and <Enter> to execute action

After making the entries in the menu screen, be sure to select Save and press Enter.

You may confirm your setting by reloading the menu screen or you may use the use the
show system-information command. ProCurve recommends that you use the supplied dates so that DST is set correctly in the future.

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CLI

Configure both the start and end of daylight saving time from the Manager/Global Configuration Context in the CLI:

ProCurve(config)# time daylight-time-rule user-defined begin-date 3/8 end-date 11/1

To confirm the setting, use the show system-information command.

ProCurve(config)# show system-information 
 Status and Counters - General System Information 
  System Name        : ProCurve 
  System Contact     : X7349 
  System Location    : 
  MAC Age Time (sec) : 300 
  Time Zone          : 0 
  Daylight Time Rule : User-defined 
  Beginning month [April] : March       Beginning day [1] : 8 
  Ending month [October] : November     Ending day [1] : 1 
  Software revision  : K.11.69          Base MAC Addr      : xxxxxx-xxxxxx 
  ROM Version        : K.11.03          Serial Number      : Szzzzzzzzz 
  Up Time            : 7 hours          Memory   - Total   : 150,644,048 
  CPU Util (%)       : 12                          Free    : 110,321,744 
  IP Mgmt  - Pkts Rx : 207,754          Packet   - Total   : 6750 
             Pkts Tx : 19,780           Buffers    Free    : 5086 
                                                   Lowest  : 5030 
                                                   Missed  : 0 
ProCurve(config)# write memory				   
ProCurve(config)# 

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