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I've never read the PSP in this much detail, assumption was that if all PTF set to apply at next IPL , all is good.

Reviewing latest CUM PSP, I found that PTF SI46137 should first be applied, if not, additional 2nd IPL will occur.
SI46137 is SS by SI52035, which is currently in *SAVF status.
If I'm reading this correctly, I should immediately apply SI52035.

Other critical PTFs, SI 43588 SS by SI47010.

Going forward, I guess the PSP should reviewed and followed in detail.

Additional interesting note:
DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(*ALL) SELECT(*NOTAPY) CVRATR(*SPCINST)
Any PTF will special instructions can be reviewed.

Also, when PTF are applied permanently not only are the *savf deleted, but cover letters also deleted.
If you need to review a cover letter, no longer easily done, thus a reason not to apply permanently until next OS upgrade.

Any additional thoughts from the group.

Paul





-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steinmetz, Paul
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2014 4:30 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: PTF apply philosophies

Both latest CUM and TR8 downloaded, ready to apply.
80 MF, 124 SS1, 1 SC1, 1 JS1, 1 ST1, 1 TC1, 6 WDS, 1 XH2, About 200 total PTFs to review.
I created a little PTF cover letter utility, combines all cover letters into a single PDF.

DSPPTF LICPGM(*ALL) SELECT(*ALL) RLS(*ALL) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) OUTFILE...
CPYF FROMFILE(QGPL/QAPZCOVER) TOFILE(QGPL/QAPZCOVERC) FROMMBR(*ALL)...
CALL PGM(PTFCOVER) /* RPGLE - selects out cover description */
RUNQRY QRY(PTFCOVSUM) /* Combines PTF and PTCCOVER letter */

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2014 12:05 PM
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Subject: Re: PTF apply philosophies

Next CUME is out now: C14143710. I have already loaded and applied to one partition with no known issues at this point.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com
www.iInTheCloud.com

On 6/6/2014 11:27 AM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:

I forgot to add, next V7R1 CUM is due out on 6/20.
So do you combine TR8 and next CUM all in one large PTF apply.
Shoot for IPL near end of June.
Time for some serious PTF planning.

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Steinmetz, Paul
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2014 11:09 AM
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Subject: RE: PTF apply philosophies

Since I originally started this thread, I now have a tape FC issue which needs an IPL for MF58085, SS by MF99008.
Yes, our wonderful MF99008 keeps popping up.
So now the 6/16 IPL for PTF apply, which was to be postponed, now is critical.
Do I try and include TR8 with this?
I probably can get TR8 applied today on R&D, run for 2 weeks.

Paul

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rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2014 10:57 AM
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Subject: RE: PTF apply philosophies

Well, you have to understand, MF99008 was the real 'peach'. That already caused us some issues. Those have been resolved. So, that's already been out for quite some time.
In all seriousness, I am downloading the cume and all latest groups, including TR8, to apply to all remaining 7.1 lpars. Production and all. I was going to apply them all the weekend of June 13. Boss wants a slight delay. Only until the P8's get here and do it all at once.
Yee Haw!


Rob Berendt
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From: "Steinmetz, Paul" <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Date: 06/06/2014 10:43 AM
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Rob,

So you wouldn't run TR8 on R&D for 2 or 3 months, then apply to production?

Paul.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Friday, June 06, 2014 10:40 AM
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How long would I wait? Until I can get everyone kicked off.


Rob Berendt
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IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600
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to: 2505 Dekko Drive
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Ship to: Dock 108
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Kendallville, IN 46755
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From: "Steinmetz, Paul" <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
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Date: 06/06/2014 10:38 AM
Subject: RE: PTF apply philosophies
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V7R1 TR8 released today.
How long would you wait till applying to a production LPAR.
Will take an IPL, I'm sure.

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2014 9:00 AM
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Subject: RE: PTF apply philosophies

They stay there. Hence the recommendation to apply permanently.
You've never taken over maintenance on a machine that's been under
someone

else's care only to find PTF save files from 2.1 and more? I'm surprised.


Rob Berendt

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