Time Zones

Silk Central is designed to execute tests over a network of execution servers. Because the Internet enables such networks to be spread worldwide across multiple time zones, it is important to understand time-zone handling in Silk Central.

All date and time values are saved in GMT to the database. The presentation of values is set based on the Time zone setting specified in the user settings. This needs to be considered especially when you create globally usable schedules. For example, if an administrator who is located in New York creates a global schedule that runs every day at 6 PM, it runs at midnight for a user located in Paris, who applies this schedule to his execution plan. It is good practice to include the time zone in the name, for example "Daily at 6 PM EST", so that users know when it actually runs.

For information on time zone settings, see Adding User Accounts.

The following requirements apply: