Applying the MF99005 has some special instructions. Basically you are
instructed to permanently apply all ptfs for 5770999 first. The way I did
this was to get my system in restricted state and then
Note: If you have any test PTF's for 5770999 either remove them or know
that you won't be able to after this next step. You aren't going to get
test PTF's on any standard delivery method. They're a special request to
handle a particular problem your site may be having.
APYPTF LICPGM(5770999) APY(*PERM) DELAYED(*YES)

And, to bring my system back up in restricted state after the IPL:
CHGIPLA STRPRTWTR(*NO) STRRSTD(*YES)
DSPJOBLOG OUTPUT(*PRINT)
PWRDWNSYS OPTION(*CNTRLD) DELAY(120) RESTART(*YES)
SIGNOFF *LIST

After the IPL completed, and as I already had my disc's as image catalog
entries:
LODIMGCLG IMGCLG(CUME) DEV(OPTVRT01)
VFYIMGCLG IMGCLG(CUME) TYPE(*PTF) SORT(*YES)
INSPTF LICPGM((*ALL)) DEV(OPTVRT01) INSTYP(*DLYALL)
When you get these exact messages:
PTF 5770999-MF99005 V7R1M0 requires IPL.
IPL required to complete PTF install processing.
Then do this:
DSPJOBLOG OUTPUT(*PRINT)
PWRDWNSYS OPTION(*CNTRLD) DELAY(120) RESTART(*YES)
SIGNOFF *LIST

The new MF99005 will automatically be permanently applied. And not
because of the APYPTF I had you run earlier. It just is (see it's cover
letter). If it isn't permanently applied you have an issue that needs
looking into. I don't have an issue with this automatically going
permanent. If you have a deep fear of not being able to go back to the
"A" side and undo this PTF then do a backup of your OS prior to the
application of this PTF. I did a full system save immediately prior.

Rob Berendt




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