December 11, 2019 Doug Bidwell
After last week’s database action with IBM i 7.3, you could use a breather. And there is not a lot going on this week, thankfully. First, there is a new Redbook called “IBM Db2 Mirror for i Getting Started,” which you can check out at this link.
There are new Temporary Storage fixes for IBM i 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2 – get ‘em while they’re hot! There is also a new version of IBM i Access Client Solutions V18.104.22.168, and new HIPER groups for IBM i 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2.
There are no new or updated links in the …Read more
December 4, 2019 Doug Bidwell
This is important: If you are running IBM i 7.3, the Db2 for IBM i Group SF99703, Level 16, dated November 13 is defective. Do not install this group. Instead, install Level 17, which was made available on November 25. If you are not able to do that, contact IBM for assistance. Our understanding is that critical PTFs were not included in Level 16 update for the Db2 group, and the resulting issue is that both the A and B side will lock up and require a SLIP install to repair. You want to avoid that.
Also, there is updated …Read more
December 2, 2019 Doug Bidwell
We hope that everyone in the United States had a Happy Thanksgiving, and we are still “playing ketchup” on the PTF leftovers before that holiday, which gets us into the final stretch of 2019, rolled around. Ketchup is good on turkey, but cranberry sauce is better.
Just a reminder to everyone: IBM i 7.2 will reach end of support on April 30, 2021. That may seem like a long time from now, but you will be surprised at how fast it comes up. IBM did not say very much in its end of support announcement, which you can see here …Read more
November 20, 2019 Doug Bidwell
There have been plenty of weeks when there was not much to report in PTF Land. This is not one of those weeks. We have lots of new cumes to tell you about, as well as news on Db2 Mirror for i and other tidbits for you. Let’s start with the cumes.
When going through this week’s guide, be on the lookout for a new cume for 7.4 (C9304740), new cume for 7.3 (C9311730), and a new cume for 7.2 (C9297720). Also, don’t miss the new DB2 for IBM i Group for 7.4 and 7.3, as well as the new …Read more
November 13, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Alright everybody, listen up. Right off the bat, there are temporary storage PTFs – and two for IBM i 7.4. These have been added to the IBM i PTF Guide underneath each of the releases, so check it out.
Also there is a new Security Bulletin that relates to multiple vulnerabilities in Python that affect IBM i 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2. See this link for details and remediation. Moreover, there is a new HIPER group for IBM i 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2, and there are also new Security groups for all of these supported releases, too.
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November 6, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Another week, another security vulnerability that is being addressed in the IBM i software stack. As you see in this week’s issue of the IBM i PTF Guide, IBM Navigator for i is affected by CVE-2019-4450. See this link for further details. This CVE can be remediated by applying the following HTTP Group PTF:
- Release 7.4: SF99662 level 2
- Release 7.3: SF99722 level 19
- Release 7.2: SF99713 level 32
Also, you will see that there is a new WAS 8.5 Group PTF for IBM i 7.2 and IBM i 7.3.
As we have already reported in The Four …Read more
October 30, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Welcome to this week’s issue of the IBM i PTF Guide where we have a bunch of stuff to review, including a new Backup and Recovery Group for IBM i 7.4. Among other news are HIPERs for IBM i 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, and 7.1, and there is a new HTTP server group for IBM i 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2.
In addition, we also have a set of Security Bulletins that cover multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM i HTTP Server affect IBM i, as follows:
IBM i 7.4 IBM i 7.3 IBM i 7.2 CVE-2019-9517 SI70961 SI70970 Not affected CVE-2019-10081 SI70961… Read more
October 23, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Some weeks are slow, and some weeks we have lots to share. This is one of those busy weeks in PTF Land. First up, we have the following message to share: APAR MA47979 – INCORROUT – HLIC – 94XXDASD – HIPER. This Hard Disk drive code has a bug! You can read this link for details. It’s not on cume yet, but see the following fixing PTFs:
- R710 MF66663
- R720 MF66664
- R730 MF66665
- R740 MF66666
We also learned at TechU there are new announcements with a planned Availability Date of November 16, so stay tuned.
A Security Bulletin has popped …Read more
October 16, 2019 Doug Bidwell
We were busy at IBM Systems Technology University in Las Vegas last week and also had to chew through the Technology Refreshes for IBM i 7.3 and IBM i 7.4, so we are not our normal chatty selves here at the IBM i PTF Guide. Please do forgive.
So what’s new, you ask? There are new HIPER groups on all four releases. Yes, even IBM i 7.1, with MF66663, which deals with hard disk issues. That’s enough excitement for one week, really.
New (or Updated) Links this week: None this week, busily gleaning useful tidbits from TechU calls material! …Read more
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 …Read more