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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...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Under review

Prevent Download of 5733OMF Cover Letters

When ordering PTFs via SNDPTFORD, we receive numerous cover letters for the 5733OMF product even though we do not have that product installed, and we did not request fixes for that product. We opened a case with IBM about the issue and were told ...
3 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Future consideration

[IGNORE: Already AVAILABLE] Provide a high-speed API to materialize info about a specific PTF

The QpzListPTF API and the SQL PTF_INFO VIEW are fine for non-critical applications. However they perform far too slowly for in-App use where the App simply needs to check if a specific PTF has been installed/applied. Today we have to matieralize ...
3 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under 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...
5 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

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 ...
5 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...
5 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...
6 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 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...
9 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 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
9 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Future consideration