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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories PTF and Service
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 4, 2022

Create a list of PTFs when applying a CUM that need to be reviewed even when doing a *DELAYED apply.

Currently I was guided to https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/sf99730-730-special-instruction-links-level-21245 for review of special instructions for PTFs. Unfortunately the majority in the list have no value when applying delayed. I have to review all PTFs before applying. I would like to see a much shortened list that need to be addressed even when applying *DELAYED.


Use Case:

TS008485442


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Mar 8, 2022

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

    The web page referenced already indicates PTFs which can be ignored when applying *DELAYED by marking them with an * asterisk after the PTF number.

    Upon investigation, we agree that a number of PTFs which do not include the * indicator could be ignored and are thus incorrectly indicating that the special instructions must be followed for delayed apply resulting in wasted time. This is not a functional issue however, and must be addressed internally by educating PTF developers and following established processes to mark the PTFs appropriately.

  • Guest
    Mar 7, 2022

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - PTF, Service
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client