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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 ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 Future 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...
over 2 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Future 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.
5 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 Future 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Future consideration

CHGCNTINF or WRKCNTINF: Add mailing vs site address

Neither of our data centers get US Mail. All mail goes to corporate. Therefore onWRKCNTINF2. Work with local service informationI would like to have two addresses:- Mailing address- Physical site location. Use Case: When a box calls in for support...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 4 Future consideration

Configuring ECS requires QSECOFR profile to be enabled. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/687963

service agent connection cannot be reconfigured with QSECOFR disabled but the customer leaves QSECOFR disabled by intent. Use Case: support case TS004525300
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Future consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Future consideration

IBM i QMGTOOLS RUNAA request parameter enhancement

For the QMGTOOLS RUNAA command, add the value *IODD to the list of currently available request values (See http://www-01.ibm.comsupportdocview.wss?uid=nas8N1010377) When run via System Service Tools - Advanced Analysis, the IODD macro supports a l...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Future consideration

Remove backup of trace directory

BRMS backup is getting:CPFA09E Object in use. Object is /QIBM/UserData/OS400/ServiceAgent/trace/esa.log.0.lck.CPFA09E Object in use. Object is /QIBM/UserData/OS400/ServiceAgent/trace/esa.log.0.QSYS.QSRGENSE.QSROBJECWhile I could add these to a BRM...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Future consideration