IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 21, Number 40
October 9, 2019 Doug Bidwell
It’s time once again to peruse and ponder the updates Big Blue is making to the IBM i stack. As we report elsewhere, the Technology Refreshes have been announced for IBM i 7.3 and 7.4, which are coming out in the middle of November. And as always, there are some things to check out inside the IBM i PTF Guide for other stuff that is going on – and in this case, this was stuff that happened before the TRs were announced on Tuesday concurrent with IBM Systems Technology University, or TechU, being held in Las Vegas.
The big warning this week is more about hardware than software. Some SSD flash drives in excess of five years old can potentially reach their end of life without warning, which IBM is talking about in this link.
New (or Updated) Links this week, I am still dealing with the damage issues from last week, so nothing new here. Consider it a blessing.
For your weekly tip: Don’t encounter any damaged files if you can help it!
The Guide at a glance: There are new defectives this week (10/05/19). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defective PTF rundown (The last defective for each release): Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.4 09/12/19 SI70810 SE71719 SI70836 (not available yet) 7.3 07/29/19 SI69654 SE71792 SI70596 (5733SC1, OpenSSH, available!) 7.2 07/29/19 SI69654 SE71792 SI70596 (5733SC1, OpenSSH, available!) 7.1 07/29/19 SI69653 SE71807 SI70603 (5733SC1, OpenSSH, available!)
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: