Part of the solution would need to cover that even though I can sndptford for the images to download, and have a big enough internet pipe, and set the parms right, sometimes it comes back with the message (after a while) with the ptfs have been ordered on media msg...
btw-I've worked in a shop with hundreds of boxes, and we did as Rob suggested, to load the ptfs and set the apply parm for the next ipl. Then we could schedule the ipl (each site could have it's own maintenance period).
I would hesitate to apply fresh hipers every week, thinking it's protection when it could be a big "oops!".

---- Lukas Beeler <lukas.beeler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 19:28, Jack Kingsley <iseriesflorida@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Lukas, how often are you having issues??

Usually every day. We have around 200 customer machines running
production workloads. Almost all of these machines are more-or-less
current hardware (Power5 and newer, V5R3 and newer).

And there's always something.

ÂYou could probably script
something as patrick has suggested. ÂIf you scripted it I would probably
want to run it against a test LPAR or test machine or something similiar to
get the (unknowns) worked out. ÂYou could download the image files to the
IFS, then add them to an image catalog, perform the ptf updates, then IPL.

I know i could do that - but i want to avoid it if i can.

This needs to be something that just works - a native, working
solution from IBM.

Well, as there apparently is no way to do this yet, i've submitted a DCR.

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