January 23, 2019 Doug Bidwell
You might be feeling like this is your lucky day, what with getting two PTF guides in one week and all. But there isn’t much new going on in the latest PTF Guide following Monday’s edition. There are no new links to share, but we do have a tip you might find helpful:
Did you know you could set the defaults on the SAVE menu Opt 21 by using Opt 20 on the same menu? This will save you a lot of writing!
There are no new defectives this week, but here is the usual rundown of the last defective …Read more
January 21, 2019 Doug Bidwell
I feel a bit like I am having a small flashback to the Year 2000 software bug, but the trip is a little different but still involves the warping of time. As you see in IBM support bulletin MA47217, the Service Action Log within the Hardware Service Manager can’t seem to get over 2018. Literally. If you try to put either “2019” or “2020” in the From or To year fields, it flies up into its own black hole. This doesn’t appear to be affecting any other areas of Service Tools, or logging – so far.
Here’s the precise …Read more
January 14, 2019 Doug Bidwell
The new thing is that it is 2019, and I am convinced it will be a better year.
In Volume 21, Number 1 of the IBM i PTF Guide, the first of the new year, there is a whole bunch going on. There are HIPER groups and new patches for Db2 Web Query for i V2.2.1 all around on the current releases – that means IBM i 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3. And there is a new Backup and Recovery groups, a new HTTP group, and a new MGTools group for the newer IBM i 7.3 and 7.2 releases.
The …Read more
January 7, 2019 Doug Bidwell
The Four Hundred was on hiatus for the last two weeks of December, so this week we wrap up the final 2018 editions of the IBM i PTF Guide. We will be picking up with 2019 in next week’s issue of the newsletter.
In Volume 20, Number 50, of the IBM i PTF Guide, we learn about the new release of RDi – check the link in the guide for more and also check out this story that ran in The Four Hundred a few weeks ago. There were also new HIPER and Security group PTFs that …Read more
December 12, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Well, there is not much going on this week in IBM i PTF Land. There are no new groups, just a bunch of security vulnerabilities. To be precise, there is a Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities CVE-2018-5407 and CVE-2018-0734 in OpenSSL that affect IBM i.
The PTFs to fix these vulnerabilities are:
- Release 7.2 and 7.3: SI68727
- Release 7.1: SI68726
For further information, check out this link.
New Links this week: Sorry, nothing new here, either. Ho, Ho, Ho!
The Guide at a glance: There are no new defectives this week (12/08), going for a new record! Here is the defective …Read more
December 5, 2018 Doug Bidwell
There is a new HIPER group, but no Security group, that is new on all three supported releases (V7R3, V7R2, and V7R1).
Just a reminder that between May 19 and 22 next year, the POWERUp19 conference, formerly known as the COMMON conference, is heading to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. With over 300 sessions for Power Systems and IBM i education, you can keep your skills up-to-date by creating a custom schedule based on your specific needs. Find out more details at https://www.common.org/events/powerup/.
There are recommended fixes for Electronic Services. I just spent a full week working through …Read more
November 28, 2018 Doug Bidwell
It is catchup week (is that ketchup or catsup?) here at the IBM i PTF Guide, with the hiatus that The Four Hundred took during the Thanksgiving holiday in America. So today you get two for the price of one.
In Number 46 of the Guide, we see that there is a new version of Access Client Solutions, Build 22.214.171.124, as of November 12! Fun stuff!
There were also HIPERs and Security groups for all three current IBM i releases – yep, that means V7R1, too, as well as V7R2 and V7R3.
New Links that week: Nagios system …Read more
November 14, 2018 Doug Bidwell
We are winding down to the final seven weeks of the year, which means that we have just seven PTF guides to go in 2018! That being said, news on the PTF front continues to be sparse. Case in point, another week of no new defectives. Of course, you never know what next week will bring, but in the meantime, let’s look at what did happen this week. We got a new security bulletin and learned that IBM i is affected by networking BIND vulnerability CVE-2018-5740. The associated remediating PTFs are: Release 7.3 – SI68466; Release 7.2 – SI68467; Release …Read more
November 7, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Hello fellow residents of IBM i Land. In this week’s edition of the IBM i PTF Guide, there are new HIPER PTFs for all releases – that’s IBM i 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 – and there is a new Security group for IBM i 7.3. It is rather sparse this week, and we suspect it will kick up next week. So enjoy the relatively easy week of IBM i patching.
At a glance defective PTFs: There are no new defectives this week (11/01), looking good so far!
Defective PTF rundown (The last defective for each release): Defect Defective APAR… Read more
October 31, 2018 Doug Bidwell
What’s new this week? Well, everybody is talking about IBM buying Red Hat, which we talk about elsewhere in this issue of The Four Hundred. We shall see what IBM does with its systems software now.
I would like to give a big “Thank You” to John for finding a typo in the Spectre-Meltdown tab and phoning it in! We have cleaned it up for this edition of the IBM i PTF Guide.
This week, the Backup and Recovery Group is new for IBM i 7.2 and 7.3
The Guide at a glance: There are no new defectives …Read more