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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

Allow IBM i connection to Fix Central to download PTF iso image files to also use port 990 as well as port 21 for secure downloads.

My company has threatened to disallow a connection to Fix Central using port 21 even if it is secure. This would prohibit the ability to download iso image files from Fix Central to the IBM i. Right now if the command FTP <fix-central> SECCN...
12 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

add SENDPTFORD options *TRGRP and *SECGRP to the list of options listed under F4 prompt

This would be useful by making it easier to download all TR group PTFs and Group Security PTFs, without having to lookup the Group PTF numbers, similar to the other options, such as *CUMPKG, *DB2GRP, *HIPERGRP, *JVAGRP, etc.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 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

V7R3 to V7R5 Cross-reference PTF .csv

Can IBM provide the V7R3 to V7R5 cross-reference PTF list in a .csv format, similar to what's available for V7R4 to V7R5? To my knowledge, the V7R3 to V7R5 cross-reference list is currently only available in .pdf.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Functionality already exists

Create a System Status and PTF info routine that can be used to easily send that info to Support when needed. Perhaps a CL commadn SNDSYSINFO or something like that.

While SYSSNAP in QMGTOOLS is fine, it does take "centuries" to run, and then the customer has to collect the data and transmit it to IBM Support when needed. The request is to create a simple service command that sends all that related info to IBM...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

Allow PTF Groups to be ordered using deltas

We have developed a tool that can compare the PTF Group levels installed on a system and those available from IBM. When we see a difference between the group levels we use SNDPTFORD to order the PTF's directly to an Image Catalog ready for install...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Functionality already exists

QMGTOOL improvements

(move to correct category if needed) Needed to use QMGTOOLS for a *http ticket. Not often used this tool before - for reasons. Now ran into some issues which should be addressed ASAP: * for HTTP issues, the tool runs serveral data collectionis. Fo...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

A way to suppress DDM error from creating problem logs

Having more control over what generates an APAR library for DDM/DRDA connections would be a good idea. It would appear IBM started logging trivial things like communication errors as software problems. This is a huge issue for shops monitoring WRK...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Not under consideration