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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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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, ...
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...
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 ...
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