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PTF and Service

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Create a System Status and PTF info routine that can be used to easily send that info to Support when needed. Perhaps a CL commadn SNDSYSINFO or something like that.

While SYSSNAP in QMGTOOLS is fine, it does take "centuries" to run, and then the customer has to collect the data and transmit it to IBM Support when needed. The request is to create a simple service command that sends all that related info to IBM...
18 days ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 Submitted

Allow PTF Groups to be ordered using deltas

We have developed a tool that can compare the PTF Group levels installed on a system and those available from IBM. When we see a difference between the group levels we use SNDPTFORD to order the PTF's directly to an Image Catalog ready for install...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Functionality already exists

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...
4 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...
5 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Not under consideration

Better Cumulative PTF display

When doing an option 8 from Go PTF, when installing say PTFs from an image catalogue, the display refreshes very quickly as it loads the PTFs Tracking the progress is difficult as particularly the message at the bottom of the screen showing the pr...
7 months 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 ...
8 months 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 ...
9 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

Prevent GO PTF option 8 from unintentionally IPL'ing the system when ptf's

I would like the ability, for setting a system value (WRKSYSVAL), to change the default parameter on menu PTF option 8,” Install program temporary fix package” from "Y' to “N”. Many times, I just wish to install a cume or group ptf during the week...
10 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

Group PTF apply date

Keeping IBM i up-to-date is becoming more and more important when you look at today's threads. (Just think of December 2021 and the log4j issue.)As a result of that reporting when an IBM LPAR was protected also becomes more and more important for ...
11 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 Future consideration

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