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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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Future 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 ...
4 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Future 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 ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under 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 ...
5 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 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
about 3 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

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