IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 25, Number 44
October 30, 2023 Doug Bidwell
Last week was busy, and this week is quiet when it comes to PTFs. With the release of Technology Refreshes coming out starting to roll out next week, this stands to reason.
Now, a note about the ESS Outage. Due to extensive infrastructure upgrades, the ESS website and all of its components, including Base Composer and Cloud Management Console functions, will be fully unavailable from November 3, 2023, at 11 a.m. UTC until November 6, 2023, at 3 a.m. UTC.
Now, there is also a security vulnerability, which you can read about in Security Bulletin: IBM i is vulnerable to a local privilege escalation due to flaws in Management Central (CVE-2023-40685, CVE-2023-40686). You can find out more in this link.
IBM i Release 5770-SS1 7.5 SI84794 7.4 SI84792 7.3 SI84791 7.2 SI84788 IBM i Release 5770-SS1 Option 3 7.5 SI84787 7.4 SI84784 7.3 SI84783 7.2 SI84782
Here is the rundown of PTF Groups by IBM i release level since we last published:
PTF Groups 7.5:
PTF Groups 7.4:
PTF Groups 7.3:
Tip O’ The Week: IBM System Planning Tool for Power Systems. Find more at this link.
New (or Updated) links added to the ‘Links’ tab in the guide this week:
- DCM (All): What is a Wildcard Certificate? (Digicert), N/A
New (or Updated) links added to the ‘QMGtools’ tab in the guide this week:
- QMGTOOLS: Installation Manager Collector for IBM i (IMCOL), 672636
New (or Updated) links added to the ‘ACS_NAV’ tab in the guide this week:
- DCM: How to Backup/Migrate/Replicate my Digital Certificate Management (DCM) Environment?, 6614285
New (or Updated) links added to the ‘Prtr Links’ tab in the guide this week:
New (or Updated) links Redbooks added this week:
The Guide at a glance: There are new defectives this week (10/28/23). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------------------------ 7.5 10/06/23 SI84569 SE80598 xxxxxxx (When available) 7.4 10/06/23 SI84583 SE80598 SI84817 (When available) 7.3 10/06/23 SI84586 SE80598 SI84842 (When 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: