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PTF and Service

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

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

A way to suppress DDM error from creating problem logs

Having more control over what generates an APAR library for DDM/DRDA connections would be a good idea. It would appear IBM started logging trivial things like communication errors as software problems. This is a huge issue for shops monitoring WRK...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 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 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 4 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

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 ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Future 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 ...
over 1 year 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 ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Not under consideration

Display HMC information in iSeries 5250 terminal

Need to extract HMC information in iSeries LPAR Use Case: From iSeries command prompt need to execute iSeries command or call program to extract HMC information like HMC model, serial number, version etc. At present there is iSeries command CALL Q...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 5 Not under consideration