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Addition of Critical Security Patch Comparison Features via SQL Query

Currently, managing critical security patches is a major priority for IT teams to ensure the security of systems and sensitive data. However, the task of comparing applied security patches with known vulnerabilities listed in the CVE database can ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Submitted

Add the description of the PTF is the summary of PTF groups, cumulative, etc...

When you are about to install a PTF group is nice to check which are the PTFs it includes, especially if you want to solve a certain problem. Also is good to check between 2 different groups to check why something works with one group PTF and not ...
6 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 Under review

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 ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 Future consideration

When using GO PTF option 8, have a splash screen before options menu to remind review of PTF instructions such as cume

When using GO PTF opt 8 a splash screen comes up before the options menu that states if doing a major PTF update (such as cume and groups) to review the cume instructions and make sure any pre-req steps which are part of the cume instructions are ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 Planned for future release

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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Future 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...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

need a new PTF Group for IBM i compilers and developer tools 5770-WDS

Recently I had some PMRs -> APARs resolved by PTFs. The problem is, these new PTFs are not automatically included on any CUMe package and I was very surprised to learn that they were not included in any of the current Group PTFs for IBM i 7.1, ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under 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
over 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 6 Not under consideration