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PTF and Service

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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 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 4 Not under 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 ...
over 4 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
over 4 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 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...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 4 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 ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 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

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 . . . . . . ...
over 6 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 ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Not under consideration

Allow PTF Download Throttling

PTF downloading is built to open many parallel sockets to increase throughput.This works too well at times. The process is capable of consuming virtually all of the internet bandwidth at our shop.Being able to limit downloads by number of simultan...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 5 Not under consideration