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Group PTF apply date

Keeping IBM i up-to-date is becoming more and more important when you look at today's threads. (Just think of December 2021 and the log4j issue.)As a result of that reporting when an IBM LPAR was protected also becomes more and more important for ...
7 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 Future consideration

Create a list of PTFs when applying a CUM that need to be reviewed even when doing a *DELAYED apply.

Currently I was guided to https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/sf99730-730-special-instruction-links-level-21245 for review of special instructions for PTFs. Unfortunately the majority in the list have no value when applying delayed. I have to review...
7 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

Clarification of the Technology Refresh

The following is the screen text for the PTF package apply for a special handling or a Technology Refresh PTF pack. Confirm IPL to Complete PTF InstallSystem: DATA1A technology refresh PTF and/or special handling PTF requires an initialprogram loa...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Future consideration

Better Cumulative PTF display

When doing an option 8 from Go PTF, when installing say PTFs from an image catalogue, the display refreshes very quickly as it loads the PTFs Tracking the progress is difficult as particularly the message at the bottom of the screen showing the pr...
3 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Future consideration

Down loading CUM and Group PTF .bin files from IBM Fix Central site

Create the ability to independent and configurable FTP keepalives for data and control sessions Use Case: TS006868699
10 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

STRSST / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / Select Analysis Report Options

STRSST / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / Select Analysis Report Options: I like to add additional sysrefcodes to the list in the screen below so that I can omit these sysref codes from the list. But when I add sysref 6B253400 as third entry it is not stored perma...
7 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Future consideration

Prevent GO PTF option 8 from unintentionally IPL'ing the system when ptf's

I would like the ability, for setting a system value (WRKSYSVAL), to change the default parameter on menu PTF option 8,” Install program temporary fix package” from "Y' to “N”. Many times, I just wish to install a cume or group ptf during the week...
6 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

SNDPTFORD returns "error" when all PTF in a group are current

When using SNDPTFORD to download a group e.g. SF99741, after checking all installed PTF, system reports CPF8C24 with severity 40 and "Error occured while processing request" - but all PTF in this group already are installed. Use Case: This is a "n...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 6 Not under consideration

Allow PTF's to be downloaded via HTTP instead of FTP or Download Director

Allow PTF's to be downloaded via HTTPS instead of FTP or Download Director. Some organizations do not allow access to external FTP sites and most Java browsers discourage use of Java applets. Allowing download via HTTPS will make it easier to acce...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Future consideration

IBM to allow IBM Download Director to explicitly support NTLMv2 as an authentication method

At our bank, usually we download patches for our iSeries servers from IBM Fix Central website using FTP non-secured. But recently IBM stopped supporting anonymous/unsecure FTP clients and allows only Secure FTP (SFTP). Unfortunately, we are not ab...
10 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 Not under consideration