IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 22, Number 16
April 20, 2020 Doug Bidwell
Hello good people of IBM i Land. Just a reminder: The Technology Refreshes for IBM i 7.3 and IBM i 7.4 are not going to be available until the middle of May, so the IBM i PTF Guide will not reflect the changes that are coming until then – even though they have been announced. However, the TR link in the Guide will provide insight into the info on the web about the upcoming TRs. So check it out.
Also: Resaves are announced but not available yet. See TR link in Guide. And IBM i Access Client Solutions V188.8.131.52, all releases
And here is the rundown by IBM i release:
PTF Groups 7.4
- HIPERs (High Impact/Pervasive)
PTF Groups 7.3
- Recommended Fixes – SMTP – SI73016
PTF Groups 7.2
- Recommended Fixes – SMTP – SI73027
PTF Groups 7.1
- Nothing going on here.
New (or Updated) Links this week:
- System/Tape: IBM i Removable Media: Tape and Tape Library Devices
- PowerHA/HelpSystems: Welcome to PowerHA SystemMirror for i
- FAX400: Upgrading and Installing Facsimile Support
- System/Wikipedia: IBM System i
- ESA_ECS: Configuration Instructions for ECS, ESA, and PM Agent, V5R4 and higher
- ESA_ECS: Electronic Service Agent (ESA) and Electronic Customer Support (ECS) VPN and HTTP Firewall Settings
And now your weekly tip: 6 feet apart or 6 feet under – decisions, decisions, decisions!
The Guide at a glance: There are new defectives this week (04/18/20). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.4 03/27/20 SI69826 SE73000 SI72590 (available!) 7.3 03/27/20 SI71957 SE73000 SI72233 (available!) SI71729 SI71250 SI71075 SI69825 7.2 03/27/20 SI69824 SE73000 SI72423 (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: