Server Time Protocol

Diez.Marcos

Server Time Protocol
We are activating the Server Time Protocol (STP), are there any issues
with using STP for DB2 on Z/os? STP synchronizes our system time with an
external time source (ETS), so essentially, the processor dials to an
ETS and retrieves an accurate time. STP has been activated on our test
environment. After STP, we will be using UTC/GMT with an offset of -8
west when we IPL. We do not have data sharing in our shop. I have found
out, DB2 uses the TOD clock (UTC time) for stamping log records.
DSNJU004 shows all times in UTC. I.e. it does not apply to the local
offset of the TOD clock value. Has anyone had any issues with recovery
or problems related to activating the Server Time Protocol?

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