Scheduled deployments: how is the date evaluated?

Hi Mender team,
On creating a scheduled deployment in GUI, it is possible to choose the date of deployment. Nice ! In what context is this date evaluated however ? E.g. do each client wait for this date in their respective timezone to enter the Install state ? Or is this the date that the mender server awaits before answering Sync requests with the deployment payload ? If so, how is timezone managed ?

I suggest editing the documentation or adding a label in the GUI to make this behavior more explicit.

Best
Guillaume

The time on the client doesn’t matter. It’s the server which controls the time, and from the client’s perspective the deployment doesn’t even exist until that time has arrived and the server starts offering artifacts.

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And that’s UTC time, right?

yes, it’s UTC time

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