I am sure you are all aware of the DST changes and the impact of those changes on technology. I guess it makes since but you wonder if congress really thought about how much the world depends on technology....anyway make sure your HMC, OS and software stack are okay. I modified someones note, I did start out as a cobol programmer - easier to modify than recreate if it does what you want - but I will say thanks for saving me some time System i team. Good tools and links below to help - take a look.
For your reference: The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-58) was passed by the United States Congress on July 29, 2005 and signed into law on August 8, 2005. This law changes the time-change dates for Daylight Saving Time in the United States. Starting in the spring of 2007, the U.S. Daylight Saving Time (DST) will be extended by four weeks, starting three weeks earlier on the second Sunday in March and ending one week later on the first Sunday in November.
Here is the meat:
Daylight Saving Time
As you may be aware, beginning in this year, Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November. This is the first change in 20 years and will affect most of the
• For overall information, please check the following link: http://www.ibm.com/support/alerts/us/en/
• If you use a Hardware Management Console (HMC) to manage your system, you'll also need to ensure your HMC code is at the proper level: http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/hmc/home.html
Key System Firmware Information
The single most important step you can take to keep your System p running at peak performance is to update your full system firmware levels to the latest available. These later release levels have incorporated numerous reliability and serviceability enhancements. Even if your system is functioning flawlessly today, upgrading to the latest firmware level may enable you avoid a future issue.
• Release SF 240_284 of the firmware is now available. Upgrading to the latest level of firmware provides numerous reliability and serviceability enhancements.
• To obtain the latest firmware and firmware information, please follow this link: http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/firmware/gjsn
• Fix Level Recommendation Tool is a planning tool to help administrators determine what key components of your System p server are at the minimum recommended fix level. It is available at: https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/flrt/home
• As of
A couple of other good things to do?
- Make sure your system is set up to take advantage of the built-in Electronic Service Agent(TM). ESA allows your system to "call home" to report service issues directly to IBM so a system service representative can be dispatched quickly and arrive on-site with the knowledge and parts required to resolve issues quickly. More information is available at http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic