6.02 - Location and Time Zone Considerations - Teradata Software for Azure

Teradata Vantage™ on Azure (DIY) Installation and Administration Guide

Teradata Vantage on Azure
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January 2019
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English (United States)

Azure allows you to create VMs in defined geographic regions that are closest to your users. For example, West US or East US. Within each region, multiple data centers exist to maximize performance, service availability, and redundancy. Learn about why it is important to choose the right region for legal, compliance, or tax purposes. See Azure Documentation Center.

If you deploy Teradata Database products using a solution template, you select a region (location) in the template. If you deploy Teradata Database products separately, you can select a region when you define your resources.

You have the option to change the operating system time zone in the template. For example, if you reside in the Central US time zone, you may want to set the operating system time zone of all VMs in the deployment to Central US. By default, the time zone for the Teradata Database itself is set to UTC in the VM. You can change the Teradata Database time zone using the DBS Control utility. For information on DBS Control, see Teradata® Database Utilities.

VNets cannot span over multiple regions.