IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 21, Number 2
January 21, 2019 Doug Bidwell
I feel a bit like I am having a small flashback to the Year 2000 software bug, but the trip is a little different but still involves the warping of time. As you see in IBM support bulletin MA47217, the Service Action Log within the Hardware Service Manager can’t seem to get over 2018. Literally. If you try to put either “2019” or “2020” in the From or To year fields, it flies up into its own black hole. This doesn’t appear to be affecting any other areas of Service Tools, or logging – so far.
Here’s the precise shouty message from IBM:
SERVICE ACTION LOG CANNOT SEARCH FROM OR TO 2019 OR 2020. The Select Time Frame screen of the Service Action Log (SAL) option of the Hardware Service Manager (HSM) service tool incorrectly does not allow “From” or “To” dates with the year 19 or 20. Check out:
- R730 MF65215
- R720 MF65214
- R710 MF65228
So maybe 2019 will be a better year for everything, as I said last week, except searches in the SAL of the HSM.
IBM i is affected by networking BIND vulnerability CVE-2018-5741, so check out:
- R730 SI68707
- R720 SI68706
- R710 SI68705
For further information, go to this link.
New Links this week: System Order and Apply Firmware Update Access Key (UAK) IBMi OS Managed or HMC Managed Power8 or Power9 Systems
Here’s a tip: Get the qmgtools, and take a look at Syssnap – there’s a lot of good info there!
The Guide at a glance: There are no new defectives this week (1/12/19), and we are still going for a new record! Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.3 09/20/18 MH01783 MB04197 MH01798 (New!) 7.2 09/20/18 MH01783 MB04197 MH01798 (New!) 7.1 04/26/18 MF64827 MA47056 MF64936 (Nothing changed here)
Be sure to access the link in the Guide for further details.
Below is the usual archive of the IBM i PTF Guide to help you work through the PTFs in chronological order: