Monday, June 03, 2013

Elastic Beanstalk Tomcat Container Timezone

When deploying a Tomcat container webapp using AWS Elastic Beanstalk with default AMI, it defaults the EC2 instances to UTC/GMT timezone. To set a different timezone the hard way is to create your own custom AMI with the required timezone. If you are only running the Tomcat container on EC2 instance then an easier way to change timezone is to specify is as a JVM command line option. To change the configuration

1. Login to your AWS console
2. Go to "Elastic Beanstalk" service
3. Under your environment click on "Edit Configurations"
4. That should popup a screen and the last tab in the screen will say "Container"
5. Set the required timezone as shown in below screenshot. Java supports these timezones

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