Client displays GMT time after update to Java 1.8u281+


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CA Automic Applications Manager (AM)


After upgrading the client side Java to 1.8u281+, the database date and time display in the lower right corner of the client displays GMT time.


This occurs when the master's TZ time variable is set to use US/Pacific-New and the client side Java is using 1.8u281+. This is due to a change by Oracle in Java which US/Pacific-New Zone Name has been removed. This is noted in Java's release notes as followed.

Java 8 Update 281 (8u281)

Other notes: US/Pacific-New Zone Name Removed as Part of tzdata2020b Following the JDK's update to tzdata2020b, the long-obsolete files named pacificnew and systemv have been removed. As a result, the "US/Pacific-New" Zone name declared in the pacificnew data file is no longer available for use. See JDK-8254177


To resolve the issue, the master's TZ variable must be updated. It is recommend if using US/Pacific-New the timezone is changed to America/Los_Angeles.

To make this change stop Applications Manager. Once stopped run “awinstall”. Details on running awinstall can be found at the link below

Please note step 7 in the KE article above. Instead of selecting the default Y select N. When prompted with the  “timezone” details select “America/Los_Angeles”. Once this is selected please complete the awinstall process as outlined in the KE article. This includes running option 1.

Once completed log into the gui and confirm the correct time zone is displayed.