IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 19, Number 32
August 16, 2017 Doug Bidwell
Greetings IBM i shops. As you know, HIPER PTFs come out every two weeks, and the level is incremented each time they come out. The V7R1 HIPER level hit 201 this week. That means that V7R1 has been around at least 402 weeks. So in September we should hit the 408th week, or, at 52 weeks per year, four years for V7R1.
Scanning the list of Last Updated dates for all levels at all releases, August and September are traditionally dead months. Not much happens in PTF Land. V6R1 had a flurry of updates back in 2015 in those months, but this was unusual.
The new user interface for the IBM i support pages can be challenging at times. However, Big Blue has has included some niceties, as well. For instance, at the bottom of each PSP page, the PDF and CSV versions of the PSP documents are attached to the HTML document.
Here are the updates for this week:
V7R3: MF63642 Not on cume UNPRED GIANT FAULT HANDLER DEADLOCKS MF63756 Not on cume SRCB6005121-UNPRED SYSTEM HALT USING IASP MF63904 Not on cume Fixed issue with FW reverting to old version Fixed issue with Zone Mode changes working intermittently MF63620 Not on cume TCP interface is unusable after network problem. MF63832 Not on cume The file is not actually damaged and was marked damage in error V7R2: corresponding similar fixes as above, see PSP listing V7R1: corresponding similar fixes as above, see PSP listing
To help you work through the PTFs, we have included an archive of the IBM i PTF Guide, which you can see below: