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My ideas: PTF and Service

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

Add Compare Recommended PTFs from IBM to QMGTOOLS

Add Compare Recommended PTFs from IBM to QMGTOOLS. As of 5/22/19 we can compare Groups, HIPERs, and Defective PTFs against IBM list of available PTFs. Would like to have another option to compare the Recommended PTFs list from IBM to what is curre...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 4 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
over 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under 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...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Future consideration

IPL restart option - dont apply pending PTFs

In the PWRDWNSYS menu, give an option to not apply any Pending PTFs during the IPL. This would fall under the Restart Options if doing a Restart after power down. Use Case: We apply all available PTFs (Groups and Recommended lists), some of which ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

to allow SST function to reset Hardware Service Manager (HSM) use count if it is abandoned by someone else.

to allow SST function to reset Hardware Service Manager (HSM) use count if it is abandoned by someone else. Use Case: We had to IPL to recover from a locked SST session in order to be able to swicth over with PPRC. PMR 40611,000,871
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

IBM i PTF notification

Customer raise an concern on IBMi PTF notification: 1) Customer has set up notifications in Fix Central.2) Customer review IBM recommend PTFs regularly: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1021480 However, customer noticed some of t...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration