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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories PTF and Service
Created by Guest
Created on May 30, 2017

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 . . . . . . Y ". In all my years (since the beginning) on this platform I have always installed the PTFS like GROUP PTFS or CUM by changing that Automatic IPL value to N. We need a way either through SYSVALs by default it to 'N' instead or command key like PWRDWNSYS has to prevent the accidentally IPL


Use Case:

I have always been careful. I know users including myself that take a screen of the screen so in case something happens while loading the PTFS that I can prove that a IPL is not due to me

This is how a CASE could go down:
You install a group PTF, but expect to applied when you IPL next Sunday. Instead you accidentally IPL Tuesday afternoon. The rest of the day is lost for the users at this location. Best hope is to have it ready for the Asian users and the Group PTFS don't affect something that you have not have time to test.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jun 1, 2017

    Service attribute PTF install type controls both how PTFs are applied and the IPL action. CHGSRVA PTFINSTYP(*DLYALL) can be used to default GO PTF to set all PTFs for delayed apply and not IPL (field Automatic IPL will be set to "N" on Install Options for Program Temporary Fixes panel). The PTF install type (PTFINSTYP) service attribute is shipped with a default of *DLYIPL, however, you can change this to *DLYALL so that any user of GO PTF will not have an "accidental" IPL.

  • Guest
    May 31, 2017

    CHGSRVA really just sets the default for applying PTF's, it doesn't control the IPL action at the end of the apply step.

  • Guest
    May 31, 2017

    as far as I know you can run CHGSRVA and change parameter PTFINSTYP