HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Moving to daylight saving time on

HCL Workload Automation manages the moving to daylight saving time (DST) when generating the production plan. This means that the date and time to run assigned to jobs and job streams in the plan is already converted into the corresponding date and time with DST on.

The following example explains how HCL Workload Automation applies the time conversion when JnextPlan is run to generate or extend the production plan while the time moves to DST.

If DST is turned on at 3:00 p.m., all job streams scheduled to start between 2:00 and 2:59 are set to start one hour later. For example a job defined to run AT 0230 in the morning, will be scheduled to run at 03:30 a.m.

On the day when DST starts, if the start of day happens in coincidence with the missing hour (for example from 00:00 to 00:59 for America/Sao_Paulo or from 02:00 to 02:59 for America/Chicago) both the day before DST starts and the day after DST starts, the plan is extended for 24 hours, postponing the production plan start time one hour later than the expected one. To prevent this problem, manually modify the first plan extension after the DST entering to extend for 23 hours instead of 24. This correction does not apply to forecast plan, trial plan, and plans generated using the JnextPlan script with the -to option.