IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 20, Number 7
February 21, 2018 Doug Bidwell
This is our latest Spectre and Meltdown (SM) speculative execution security vulnerabilities update. We finally got the straight answer on firmware to models from IBM. We have updated the SM worksheet in the IBM i PTF Guide to reflect what we have learned. Just a reminder, the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution security vulnerabilities have been classified by IBM’s Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) as having a “High Severity” level.
There are no changes to the PTF Groups this week. I suspect the Power9 announcement and Tech Refreshes have kept everyone busy.
Here is a rundown on the IBM i PTF Guide changes:
There is a new version of MGtools for download, we have added a few links to the system side:
- Power Code Matrix – HMC Managed
- Power Code Matrix – OS Managed
- Standard and Keyed Media Set – Master List
- SNMP overview and configuration
The Tech Refresh information for the new TRs on IBM i 7.2 and 7.3 has been updated, even though it is not available until mid-March.
Below is the archive of the IBM i PTF Guide to help you work through the PTFs in chronological order: