IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 23, Number 46
November 17, 2021 Doug Bidwell
If you are on older releases of IBM i 7, you are getting a breather this week when it comes to PTF patches for your systems. There just ain’t a lot going on, and in the operating system and security world, you take that as a win. Those of you on the IBM i 7.4 release, you have a few things to think about but it is fairly straightforward and related to the Db2 for i database and for those of you who have it, the Db2 Mirror for i database clustering software.
Here is the rundown of PTF Groups by IBM i release level:
PTF Groups 7.4:
- DB2 for IBM i
- IBM Db2 Mirror for i
PTF Groups 7.3:
- The empty set
PTF Groups 7.2:
- A ghost rising a polar bear in a snowstorm
PTF Groups 7.1:
- A very big ghost riding a pair of polar bears as the polar vortex encloses the Arctic Circle
New (or Updated) Links for this week: There are plenty of links in that spreadsheet, am I right?
Tips/Definitions: Enjoy the autumn or the fall, depending on what dialect of English or American you speak, because who knows what the winter will bring.
The Guide at a glance: There are no new defectives this week (11/13/21). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.4 10/12/21 SI77146 SE76207 SI77218 (Read the defect cover letter!) 7.3 08/11/21 SI73463 SE75867 SI76760 (Read the defect cover letter!) 7.2 08/11/21 SI73462 SE75867 SI76759 (Read the defect cover letter!) 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: