May 20, 2019 Doug Bidwell
It has been a busy week out there in the PTF generation factory at IBM, with a new cume for IBM i 7.2 (following a week after the new cume for IBM i 7.3) as well as a new HIPER Group and a new Web Query Group for all three current releases (that’s IBM i 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3).
In this week’s issue, there are a few new or updated links in the Guide, as follows:
- LDAP — IBM Directory Server for IBM i (LDAP)
- SMTP — Configuring SSL Between IBM i and Remote Mail Router WITHOUT Authentication
And …Read more
May 15, 2019 Doug Bidwell
So, here’s the deal: There is a new IBM i 7.3 Cume! 19116! C9116730! Have fun with the latest cumulative release on the newest shipping variant of IBM i, all rolled up and ready to rock. Also, SAP on i PTF links have been added to each release and, by the way, I installed Technology Refresh 6 for IBM i 7.3 earlier this week at a customer site and there were no issues, which is a good thing indeed. There is also a new DB2 Group for IBM i 7.3.
Be sure to check out the SAP on i Blog, …Read more
May 6, 2019 Doug Bidwell
In this iteration of the IBM i PTF Guide, you will find that there is a new set of PTF patches for the TCP/IP Group for both IBM i 7.2 and IBM i 7.3, and also new HIPER and Security Groups for the big three current release, which are of course IBM i 7.1, IBM i 7.2, and IBM i 7.3. IBM i 7.4 won’t be here until the AS/400’s 31st birthday on June 21.
Here are the new or updated links in the Guide this week:
- System IBM i Home Page
- System IBM i License Topics
- Open Source Midnight
May 1, 2019 Doug Bidwell
This shouldn’t be news to anyone in IBM i Land, and especially not to readers of IT Jungle, but just in case you managed to miss it, IBM i 7.4 has been announced (219-214)! You can get the details here. This week’s guide also brings news for Hardware and Related PTF group for 7.3, 7.2, and 7.1, as well as MQ for IBM i – v7.1.0/v8.0.0/v9.0.0/v9.1.0 for 7.3 and 7.2.
See the worksheet in our guide for information on IBM i 7.4 respin/resave. And there are also links to download for the new ACS, Version 188.8.131.52.
The latest Security …Read more
April 24, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Hopefully you got a little downtime over the holiday weekend, because there are more PTFs to deal with. But it is not too bad, so don’t panic.
There are new HIPERs on all three currently supported releases – that’s IBM i 7.1, IBM i 7.2, and IBM i 7.3 – plus new Security groups on for IBM i 7.2 and IBM i 7.3 as well as new MGTOOLS available for download for IBM i 7.2 and IBM i 7.3.
New (Updated) Links this week:
- Print: Information on Printers from Various Manufacturers
- MGTools: MustGather: Instructions for Sending Data to IBM i
April 15, 2019 Doug Bidwell
And the PTFs just keep on rolling. . . . This week, there are patches in the HTTP Server Group for IBM i 7.2 and IBM i 7.3. There is also a new Database Group for IBM i 7.2.
And, as is common with most production operating systems these days, especially those that have a lot of components derived from open source software where things get discovered and patched out in the open where everyone can see and with a rapidity that operating systems of days gone by did not have to deal with, there is a continual stream of …Read more
April 10, 2019 Doug Bidwell
We have some new items to report with this week’s PTF Guide. There are new HIPER and Security groups for all three supported releases. And there is a new MQ group for 7.3 and 7.2. Plus, there are new links for the System Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. That’s a lot of new for you to chew on.
Sadly, there is nothing new to report for tips this week. That would have been too much to hope for, anyway. There are also no new defectives to review this week.
Here is the last defective PTF rundown for each release: …Read more
April 3, 2019 Doug Bidwell
This week in the IBM i PTF Guide, we are obsessing about security. There is a security bulletin out that explains that there are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK and IBM Java Runtime that affect IBM i. There is consequently a new Java Group for all three releases – IBM i 7.1, IBM i 7.2, and IBM i 7.3. See this link for further details.
There is also a separate security bulletin, CVE-2018-14647, relating to Python that affects IBM i, and this affects all three currently supported releases as well. See this link for the scoop. For Python 2.7 …Read more
March 27, 2019 Doug Bidwell
So brace yourself. HIPERs, Backup and Recovery, and QMGTOOLS are all new this week, and there is this little gem of a security bulletin: Vulnerabilities CVE-2018-5407 and CVE-2018-0734 in OpenSSL affect IBM i. That second one is elegant but deadly!
The link for this fix can be found here, and the fixes are here:
- Release 7.2/7.3 – SI68727
- Release 7.1 – SI68726
And don’t forget about this security bulletin: Vulnerabilities CVE-2019-5739 and CVE-2019-5737 in Node.js that affects IBM i. The link for this vulnerability is here, and this affects IBM i 7.3, 7.2, and 7.1. For Node.jsv6, SI69165 …Read more
March 20, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Enjoy the quiet while you can, there are no new cumes or groups for any release this week. However, regarding updating QMGTOOLS, here is the command that checks for and pulls down the update if necessary, then installs it:
You might want to think about putting this command into your scheduler for every Sunday morning.
There are no new defectives this week, but once again here is the most recent defective PTF rundown (The last defective for each release):
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.3 03/05/19 MF65608 MA47478 MF65690 (Available!) MF65603 MF65584… Read more