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PTF and Service

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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...
11 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

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...
about 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Not under 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 ...
over 1 year 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under 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...
about 2 years 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
about 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 6 Not under consideration

Repository Search PTF Currency

There's multiple options to check your PTF currency against IBM's recommended PTF's. In order to do so you have to have some kind of connection path to the outside world which we don't have. It would be so much easier if we coudl somehow get this ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration