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My ideas: PTF and Service

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V7R3 to V7R5 Cross-reference PTF .csv

Can IBM provide the V7R3 to V7R5 cross-reference PTF list in a .csv format, similar to what's available for V7R4 to V7R5? To my knowledge, the V7R3 to V7R5 cross-reference list is currently only available in .pdf.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Functionality already exists

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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

Stop accidently IPL when using 8. Install program temporary fix package

Prevent accidental IPL during installation of PTFS to be applied at a later date. Menu PTF option 8, "Install Options for Program Temporary Fixes" is used to install downloaded PTFS to the IBMi. The default option 8 is, "Automatic IPL . . . . . . ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

Streamline PTF Process

The PTF process feels antiquated. It would be nice to be able to use a package manager to handle this. This new command would be for installation, upgrade and viewing installed / available ptfs. In pase: ptf install XXXXXX # apply permanentptf tem...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 4 Not under consideration

Allow PTF Groups to be ordered using deltas

We have developed a tool that can compare the PTF Group levels installed on a system and those available from IBM. When we see a difference between the group levels we use SNDPTFORD to order the PTF's directly to an Image Catalog ready for install...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Functionality already exists

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...
over 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Not under consideration

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

Hardware Problem Reporting on 7895 model

Currently, the traditional TEST request generated by SNDSRVRQS ACTION(*TEST) or GO SERVICE option 15. Send test problem is sent to IBM Rochester Hardware Support Team. The 7895 is not supported in Rochester, thus any TEST request fails. Call Home ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Not under consideration