July 18, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Some weeks are crazier than others, and this is one of those weeks with the PTF Guide. We just checked in on PTF Land in Monday issue, but already there are more changes to report. Not the predicted deluge of PTFs we thought we might see, but there are some new HIPERs and WebQuery fixes you will want to look into. There are also a couple of new parms on the TELNET command to check out.
Here is a look at the Temporary Disk Space Recommended fixes in V7R2:
Date Added Fixes Product Description 03/01/2018 MF64483 5770999 Data base run-time… Read more
July 16, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Somehow in the summer mix, we managed to skip IBM i PTF Guide number 25, so we are adding it to number 27 to get caught up. There will be another update on Wednesday, and then we will be all caught up. (It was a complicated month here at IT Jungle in July so far. We will leave it at that.)
Let’s start with number 25. There is an SSL certificate change coming for your HMCs. Check this link for the details.
On the IBM i Access Client Solutions front, check out the Readme File for 5733-XJ1. That’s Version: 220.127.116.11, …Read more
July 9, 2018 Doug Bidwell
We are running the IBM i PTF Guide in the Monday edition of The Four Hundred this week, just to keep you on your toes during our summer holiday schedule. There was a lot of stuff going on even with the July 4 holiday in the United States impending before we went to press.
This week we have new Groups for HIPER and Java, and, a new version of QMGTOOLS, for all three releases. The Java groups for each release have significant vulnerabilities. The fixes are included in the latest Java group for each release:
- Release 7.3 – SF99725 level
June 20, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Rochester, we have a problem. The statement below is copied directly from an IBM notice. I did not want any confusion about its contents. The SFTP services are showing up in some places already, but not everywhere. We will let you know where and when as we are informed.
IMPORTANT: Planned changes to ECuRep upload and download server. • All ECuRep servers will be requiring IBM ID authentication, soon. Please make sure that you own an IBM ID and that your processes will be able to use IBM ID authentication instead of anonymous log-in. (https://www.ibm.com/account/us-en/signup/register.html) • We will discontinue the… Read more
June 13, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Here we are, back in the Wednesday issue of The Four Hundred where we belong, with the latest updates to the comings and goings of PTF patches for the IBM i platform.
There is a new flight recorder for troubleshooting optical problems – OPT devices, including RDX attached – for IBM i 7.2 and 7.1. Check this link out if you are running any of these. It is a handy thing to know about.
When ordering Cumulative PTF group(s), the DB and HIPER PTFs are included if the order is for your current release. If it is for a release …Read more
June 11, 2018 Doug Bidwell
We are jumping around a bit this summer, so bear with us. We are running in both the Monday and the Wednesday editions of The Four Hundred this week to get caught up after a hiatus last week of the Wednesday issue. The news tends to be light in the summer, as you all know, so we often consolidate to one publication a week. This is particularly true after COMMON. Er, PowerUp 18.
So here is what is going on. The Spectre/Meltdown (SM) PTFs have been rolled into the latest Security Group level for IBM i 7.3, 7.2, and …Read more
May 23, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Hello good people of IBM i Land. We are back in the Wednesday edition of The Four Hundred, our usual home, but during the summer the IBM i PTF Guide may end up at the tail end of the Monday edition of the newsletter depending on the vacation schedule for the Wednesday edition. The news tends to be light in the summer, as you all know, so we often consolidate to one publication a week.
In any event, there is not much going on with IBM i and related systems software in terms of patches. This stands to reason …Read more
May 14, 2018 Doug Bidwell
We like to keep you on your toes here at the IBM i PTF Guide, and this week we are popping up at the tail end of the Monday edition of The Four Hundred instead of the usual Wednesday edition. This will happen from time to time, as the publishing schedule for the newsletter changes, so don’t get nervous. The IBM i PTF Guide and The Four Hundred carry on, as always.
So, without further ado, let’s get to the patches. First up, V7R3 has a new DB2 Group – with a whopping 94 PTFs added. (Whew! Somebody’s …Read more
May 9, 2018 Doug Bidwell
We’ve got some new HIPER’s and Security group PTFs to share with you this week, plus we’ve added a few new links for your review. If you haven’t looked at the links tab in the guide before, make sure you take a peek. There is some good stuff out there.
First up, there are several Temporary disk Space Recommended PTFs for V7R3 and V7R2, and of course we would advise it is always a good thing to put those on.
V7R3 MF64447 SQE temporary storage allocation MF64487 Database runtime temporary segment growth SI67332 QDBRRCDL & QDBRJBRL API storage leak SI67421
May 2, 2018 Doug Bidwell
This week’s PTF Guide brings us a Security Bulletin from IBM. There are multiple vulnerabilities in OpenSSL (5733-SC1) that affect the IBM i. Check this link for details on the recommended PTFs. A list of all PTFs available for OpenSSL can be found here.
In other news, there is one situation where CPYFRMIMPF fails to convert a .csv file to a database file. You can see the details and the fix here.
Use our archive of the IBM i PTF Guide below to help you work through the PTFs in chronological order:Read more