Default Timevalues Setting in EventReporter/MonitorWare Agent/WinSyslog
Created 2008-01-24 by
The general options of each product (EventReporter, MonitorWare Agent
and WinSyslog) contain a setting for the "Default Timevalues". This
setting can be set to Localtime and UTC (Universal Coordinated Time)
which is default.
If you switch this setting to Localtime, you may wounder why output
timevalues still are in UTC.
Internally we need to calculate with UTC time. This is needed in order to
maintain the time values if they are send via Syslog or SETP. If we wouldn't do
this, this could result to unexpected time differences.
So where does this setting have an effect?
- Send Email Action: The date in the email header is affected.
- Start Program Action: Time parameters in the command line are affected.
- Write File Action: Time properties in the file name are affected.
- Filter Engine: If you filter by weekday or time fields, localtime does
affect the filter result.
But how can I get localtime output?
We added two additional options into the property engine which can be applied
on time based values for this purpose.
Property Option: localtime = converts the output of the
timestamp into localtime
Property Option: uxLocalTimeStamp = same output as
uxTimeStamp, but localtime is used