September 18, 2019 Doug Bidwell
First up, IBM has a new support site for IBM i customers coming in October. You can see a video describing this at this link. And now back to our regularly scheduled PTF programming. In this week’s edition of the IBM i PTF Guide, we find that there are new HIPERs and new Security groups for all four current releases – that’s IBM i 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4.
We don’t have any new links in the Guide this week, and we came up dry on tips, too. (It is like that some days.)
The Guide at a …Read more
September 11, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Some weeks are more exciting than others here in PTF Land. We’ve got some new links to tell you about and a couple of other tidbits to share. But the exciting news for IBM i customers this week is the reveal of a new Support Site coming from IBM in October! Find out more by viewing this video.
Now back to the Guide. First, you may notice some differences when you download this week’s edition. Be aware we added a cover page as a first worksheet.
In terms of what to look for, you will see new version …Read more
September 9, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Good people of IBM i Land, in this latest edition of the IBM i PTF Guide you will see that there are new HIPERs and Security groups for all four of the operating system releases. If you are on V7R1, please read the HIPER cover letter – there are over 100 fixes that are not on the cume and lots of dependencies. Please read and heed! And note that the PTFs for vulnerabilities below are not in this new Security group!
There is a new DB2 for IBM i group for version 7.2, and a new version of MGTools …Read more
August 26, 2019 Doug Bidwell
It’s still summer here in PTF Land, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, so there is not a lot of action right now. In this week’s episode of the IBM i PTF Guide, we have new SAP support info for the 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2 releases of IBM i and we also have a new Content Manager Group PTF SF99652 for 7.4 and updated groups for 7.3 and 7.2. You will also find updated Backup and Recovery Group for 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2.
As for New (Updated) Links in this week’s Guide:
- SSHD, RUNRMTCMD: Remote Command Execution from
August 19, 2019 Doug Bidwell
It’s “ketchup time” here at the IBM i PTF Guide, and we have two weeks of stuff lined up. So let’s just go through it in order and get you all current.
In Number 32 of the Guide, there is a Security Bulletin for Vulnerabilities, which includes CVE-2019-0196, CVE-2019-0197, and CVE-2019-0220 in the IBM i operating system as it related to the HTTP Server. Here’s the link. Releases 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4 of IBM i are affected.
- Release 7.2 – SI69901
- Release 7.3 – SI69900 and SI69828
- Release 7.4 – SI69187 and SI69189
There is a new …Read more
August 12, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Here’s what’s new with PTFs for the IBM i platform here in the summer of 2019. There are new HIPER PTFs for IBM i 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4 as well as a new Java Group for IBM i 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4. IBM has also released SF99675, which is a stack of Hardware and Related PTFs for IBM i 7.4. MGTOOLS is new for IBM i 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4, and finally MQ for IBM i V7.1.0/V8.0.0/V9.0.0 are updated for IBM i 7.2 and 7.3.
Here are the New and Updated Links in the IBM i PTF Guide this …Read more
August 5, 2019 Doug Bidwell
It is definitely summer in IBM i PTF Land. There are a few things to report this week, but not the deluge it has been in prior weeks. There are updates to the Backup and Recovery Group for IBM i 7.4, 7.3 and 7.2, and the SAP 7.1 Final update. There is also a new MGTOOLS for all of the current releases.
As for tips, August 1 was National Water Balloon Day, and we did not know there was such a thing. But it is the first Friday every August. Go figure. We will be going through new and updated …Read more
July 22, 2019 Doug Bidwell
We pay attention to bugs and fixes for the IBM i platform here at the IBM i PTF Guide, and we saw some information in Big Blue’s support databases about APARs – short for Authorized Program Analysis Reports – which is an official response from IBM when customers report a problem with a system or find a suspected defect. Not all APARs get PTFs or permanent fixes in subsequent releases, but many, of course, do.
Here is the interesting set of statistics, which has the number of APARs by operating system release level:
- 19,392 on V7R1
- 11,383 on V7R2
July 15, 2019 Doug Bidwell
A reminder once again: Don’t forget the annual OCEAN technical conference. This is just a reminder that if you are in our neck of the woods in southern California that the OCEAN TechCon19 IBM i Technical Conference – check out CODE LEARN20 – runs from July 25 through 27.
In this week’s IBM i PTF Guide, there are updates to Backup Recovery Solutions for IBM i 7.2 and IBM i 7.3. Also, IBM’s Pre-Upgrade Validation Tool now supports V7R4! See new link in “Links” section of the Guide.
New (Updated) Links this week:
- System: Machine Ineligible Condition
July 8, 2019 Doug Bidwell
All of us at IT Jungle like to support our local user groups, and being from Southern California, the IBM i PTF Guide has a soft spot in its heart for the annual OCEAN technical conference. This is just a reminder that if you are in our neck of the woods, the OCEAN TechCon19 IBM i Technical Conference – check out CODE LEARN20 – runs from July 25 through 27.
Turning back to the IBM i PTF Guide, there is a new High Availability Group for 7.4, and updates for MQ for IBM i – v7.1.0/v8.0.0/V9.0.0 for IBM i …Read more