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PTF and Service

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

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, ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 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 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 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...
10 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 4 Future consideration

Configuring ECS requires QSECOFR profile to be enabled.

service agent connection cannot be reconfigured with QSECOFR disabled but the customer leaves QSECOFR disabled by intent. Use Case: support case TS004525300
about 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Future consideration

Omit PTFs

My team believed that the OMIT parameter in GO PTF + Option 8 would remove the PTFs from products that I did not want to be installed, but this parameter does not do this. That is, nothing is removed, and all PTFs are installed. Use Case: The impa...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 6 Is a defect

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

WRKPTFGRP add a PARM for OUTPUT(*PRINT) and allow it to run in batch to create a report

Add the parameter OUTPUT to the WRKPTFGRP command and allow it to run in batch Use Case: Quarterly maintenance is performed that we need evidence of the PTF groups installed for audit. Adding the OUTPUT parameter would allow a batch job to run at ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 4 Not under consideration