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PTF and Service

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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...
11 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Future 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

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
about 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under 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 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Future consideration

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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 6 Not under 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

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

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
about 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Future consideration

CPYPTF with SAVF

when you copy a ptf by the command CPYPTF .if you choise *SAVF It is not possible to send at the same time the savfs necessary for the processing of this PTFalso my dedande is to have this possibility for dispatch my ptfs to all my partitionsthank...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under 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 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Future consideration