Unless you have software maintenance on the system you are downloading fixes for, you are not entitled to the PTFs. When you think about it, it makes sense. Why would IBM support boxes that are not under maintenance? IBM does not do anything specific to stop you from applying PTFs on a system that does not have support but that does not mean your entitled to them.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 10/30/2012 8:38 PM, Roberto José Etcheverry Romero wrote:
I'm not sure if you arent supposed to download PTFs without a
contract, but i do know that installation media and the like are
beyond a "let's check you are entitled to this first" wall. PTFs on
the other side are as simple as going to fixcentral and asking for

Best Regards,

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 9:49 PM, Joe Pluta<lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks, Rob. that's a good idea but this machine has been off
> maintenance for some time now; I doubt I can download any PTFs for it.
> Joe
>> Hey Joe,
>> I did upgrade our 270 to V5R4M5. That allowed me to do an unload/reload
>> to a Power 6. You may want to consider that before V5R4 support dies in
>> September.
>> Rob Berendt
> --

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