This article describes about the reasons for using UTC time zone on CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager (CPBM).
Citrix recommends to configure UTC time zone on CloudPlatform and CPBM.
Reasons for using UTC time zone
- Day light Saving Time can make it difficult to bill a customer using CPBM.
For example, If a Virtual Machine (VM) was launched during 1-APR-2013 at 02:30 Sydney Time and the current time is 1-APR-2013 03:30 Sydney time, the VM might be running either 1 hour or 2 hours. The reason for wrong calculation is, at 1-APR-2013 03:00, the clock resets back to 02:00, therefore, 02:30 is considered twice.
- When working with support engineers and analyzing an environment, reviewing logs can be difficult when the system is not configured with UTC time zone.
- In the CloudPlatform and CPBM user interface, the preferred time zone (local time) can be configured to a specific profile.