Timezones for AEST and AEDT incorrect in Azure VM Automation Tasks(preview)

Glenn Rieger 1 Reputation point
2021-10-07T05:09:40.753+00:00

Hi,

I have a VM running in Australia East with a startup automation task [ Virtual Machine>Automation>Tasks(Preview) ] to stop/start the VM at a specific time. When you create the task you select a timezone. There are two options for East Australia, "AUS Eastern Standarrd Time" and "E. Australia Standard Time" neither of these are UTC +10 ( which both should be). Both of these timezones apply daylight savings time which is actually "Australian Eastern Daylight Time" or "AEDT" (which doesn't exist).

I am in Queensland and I (and presumably plenty of other people) need AEST ( Australian Eastern Standard Time ) to be UTC +10 all of the time. There should be another timezone called AEDT which is UTC +9 during daylight saving time and UTC +10 during non daylight saving time.

Can someone please fix this as there doesn't seem to be a way to create timezones and there is also no UTC+10 to select. I am trying Vladavastov time because I think it is also UTC +10 but this is not a proper solution.

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  1. MayankBargali-MSFT 70,006 Reputation points
    2021-10-07T12:52:02.317+00:00

    @Glenn Rieger Apologies for your experience and the issue that you are facing. Internally when you creates the Azure VM Automation task it creates the logic app workflow for you with the same name that you specify as your Task Name while configuring the task for your VM.

    The logic app workflow has the Timmer Trigger and parameter such as TimeZone, StartTime etc that are created in your workflow.
    Currently the timer trigger does not support the Australian Eastern Daylight Time as of now as the value for TimeZone parameter.

    Currently, the only supported value are listed below:

                        "Dateline Standard Time",  
                        "UTC-11",  
                        "Aleutian Standard Time",  
                        "Hawaiian Standard Time",  
                        "Marquesas Standard Time",  
                        "Alaskan Standard Time",  
                        "UTC-09",  
                        "Pacific Standard Time (Mexico)",  
                        "UTC-08",  
                        "Pacific Standard Time",  
                        "US Mountain Standard Time",  
                        "Mountain Standard Time (Mexico)",  
                        "Mountain Standard Time",  
                        "Central America Standard Time",  
                        "Central Standard Time",  
                        "Easter Island Standard Time",  
                        "Central Standard Time (Mexico)",  
                        "Canada Central Standard Time",  
                        "SA Pacific Standard Time",  
                        "Eastern Standard Time (Mexico)",  
                        "Eastern Standard Time",  
                        "Haiti Standard Time",  
                        "Cuba Standard Time",  
                        "US Eastern Standard Time",  
                        "Paraguay Standard Time",  
                        "Atlantic Standard Time",  
                        "Venezuela Standard Time",  
                        "Central Brazilian Standard Time",  
                        "SA Western Standard Time",  
                        "Pacific SA Standard Time",  
                        "Turks And Caicos Standard Time",  
                        "Newfoundland Standard Time",  
                        "Tocantins Standard Time",  
                        "E. South America Standard Time",  
                        "SA Eastern Standard Time",  
                        "Argentina Standard Time",  
                        "Greenland Standard Time",  
                        "Montevideo Standard Time",  
                        "Saint Pierre Standard Time",  
                        "Bahia Standard Time",  
                        "UTC-02",  
                        "Mid-Atlantic Standard Time",  
                        "Azores Standard Time",  
                        "Cape Verde Standard Time",  
                        "UTC",  
                        "Morocco Standard Time",  
                        "GMT Standard Time",  
                        "Greenwich Standard Time",  
                        "W. Europe Standard Time",  
                        "Central Europe Standard Time",  
                        "Romance Standard Time",  
                        "Central European Standard Time",  
                        "W. Central Africa Standard Time",  
                        "Namibia Standard Time",  
                        "Jordan Standard Time",  
                        "GTB Standard Time",  
                        "Middle East Standard Time",  
                        "Egypt Standard Time",  
                        "E. Europe Standard Time",  
                        "Syria Standard Time",  
                        "West Bank Standard Time",  
                        "South Africa Standard Time",  
                        "FLE Standard Time",  
                        "Turkey Standard Time",  
                        "Israel Standard Time",  
                        "Kaliningrad Standard Time",  
                        "Libya Standard Time",  
                        "Arabic Standard Time",  
                        "Arab Standard Time",  
                        "Belarus Standard Time",  
                        "Russian Standard Time",  
                        "E. Africa Standard Time",  
                        "Iran Standard Time",  
                        "Arabian Standard Time",  
                        "Astrakhan Standard Time",  
                        "Azerbaijan Standard Time",  
                        "Russia Time Zone 3",  
                        "Mauritius Standard Time",  
                        "Georgian Standard Time",  
                        "Caucasus Standard Time",  
                        "Afghanistan Standard Time",  
                        "West Asia Standard Time",  
                        "Ekaterinburg Standard Time",  
                        "Pakistan Standard Time",  
                        "India Standard Time",  
                        "Sri Lanka Standard Time",  
                        "Nepal Standard Time",  
                        "Central Asia Standard Time",  
                        "Bangladesh Standard Time",  
                        "N. Central Asia Standard Time",  
                        "Myanmar Standard Time",  
                        "SE Asia Standard Time",  
                        "Altai Standard Time",  
                        "W. Mongolia Standard Time",  
                        "North Asia Standard Time",  
                        "Tomsk Standard Time",  
                        "China Standard Time",  
                        "North Asia East Standard Time",  
                        "Singapore Standard Time",  
                        "W. Australia Standard Time",  
                        "Taipei Standard Time",  
                        "Ulaanbaatar Standard Time",  
                        "North Korea Standard Time",  
                        "Aus Central W. Standard Time",  
                        "Transbaikal Standard Time",  
                        "Tokyo Standard Time",  
                        "Korea Standard Time",  
                        "Yakutsk Standard Time",  
                        "Cen. Australia Standard Time",  
                        "AUS Central Standard Time",  
                        "E. Australia Standard Time",  
                        "AUS Eastern Standard Time",  
                        "West Pacific Standard Time",  
                        "Tasmania Standard Time",  
                        "Vladivostok Standard Time",  
                        "Lord Howe Standard Time",  
                        "Bougainville Standard Time",  
                        "Russia Time Zone 10",  
                        "Magadan Standard Time",  
                        "Norfolk Standard Time",  
                        "Sakhalin Standard Time",  
                        "Central Pacific Standard Time",  
                        "Russia Time Zone 11",  
                        "New Zealand Standard Time",  
                        "UTC+12",  
                        "Fiji Standard Time",  
                        "Kamchatka Standard Time",  
                        "Chatham Islands Standard Time",  
                        "Tonga Standard Time",  
                        "Samoa Standard Time",  
                        "Line Islands Standard Time"  
    

    I will reach out to my product team and pass the feedback on supporting Australian Eastern Daylight Time. I will keep you posted on the updates from my product team.
    Unfortunately, as of now Australian Eastern Daylight Time is not supported so the only workaround would be manually updating the parameters TimeZone Default Value to supported UTC +9 during daylight saving time and UTC +10 during non daylight saving time.

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  2. Glenn Rieger 1 Reputation point
    2021-10-12T08:48:48.733+00:00

    I apologise, I've gotten myself quite confused here while trying to follow your logic and actually fell into the trap. The whole UTC+10 has confused things and distracted from the actual problem. Please let me explain...

    It's now 6:17pm and I received an email at 6pm tonight (I checked my clock) for my automation that is scheduled to run in Azure at 7pm. When I scheduled the event (many weeks ago) and selected the timezone of E. Australia Standard Time the event was running at 7pm. It is now running at 6pm. Something is definitely wrong. When the event was running prior to daylight saving, it was running at GMT 09:00 now it is running at GMT 08:00

    I think the whole discussion around AEST being UTC +10 confused the whole issue. Attached is the screenshot of the schedule for the task in Azure

    This task is NOT running at 7pm - it's running at 6pm. This means that the timezone in Azure of E. Australian Standard Time is not currently equal UTC+10 - it can't be or my job would running at 7pm and not 6pm. If it is equal to UTC+10 then why is my task which is clearly scheduled for 7pm (GMT 09:00), running at 6pm (GMT: 08:00) ? so yeah, both these times are still +10 but the job is running 1hr BEFORE it is scheduled to run.

    see task schedule below.

    139852-task-schedule.jpg

    So....just to clarify. The job I had scheduled use E. Australia Standard Time prior to daylight saving kicking in Australia was scheduled to run at 7pm is now running at 6pm. If I create a new job since daylight saving started and schedule it for 7pm, it runs at 7pm. See the problem?

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