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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 3 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 3 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 3 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 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...
over 3 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 ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

Allow PTF's to be downloaded via HTTP instead of FTP or Download Director

Allow PTF's to be downloaded via HTTPS instead of FTP or Download Director. Some organizations do not allow access to external FTP sites and most Java browsers discourage use of Java applets. Allowing download via HTTPS will make it easier to acce...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Future 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

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 5 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 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration