Global Leap Second Impact on APC Network Management Card products
A leap second is a second which is added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to synchronize atomic clocks with astronomical time. The next leap second insertion is scheduled for January 1st, 2017.
There are some examples of online systems and applications not managing the extra second gracefully. Will APC Network Management Card products be affected in any way by the global leap second?
- Network Management Card 1 - AP9617, AP9618, AP9619
- Network Management Card 2 - AP9630/30CH, AP9631/31CH, AP9635/35CH
- All serial numbers
- v3.X.X, v5.X.X, v6.X.X firmware versions
Previous leap second insertions have caused problems for certain vendors and applications. Additional information is available here regarding the purpose of this knowledge base article: http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/leapseconds.cfm#what
Based on previous insertions of a leap second and a recent review and investigation, there is no expected impact to APC Network Management Card products by the leap second, set to be inserted on January 1st, 2017.