Read the circumvention section in the APAR I posted.
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Dennis Munro <>
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        Subject:        RE: C900 2967

Well, here it is Monday morning at 10:12, which means my ApplY PTF Process
has been running for 19+ hours. 

Ken, I looked through the ptf documentation & the BRMS ptf you mention is
part of the ptf's being loaded.  I do not use BRMS but it somehow was 
on my test machine & hence the ptf is trying to get loaded.  I found a few
other products that are not used & I just never bothered to uninstall 
Now I wish I would have taken the time. 

We don't have IBM support that is 24 x 7 so I will have to wait until
tomorrow to give IBM a call to get my mess fixed up.  My guess is a 
call would be a higher charge for help vs. a non prime time call.  The
difference for us was over $4,000.00 a year & I really could not justify 
expense for a test machine.

The 720 is my test machine that had v4r5m0 installed about two weeks ago.
The cum ptf cd that came with the v4r5m0 upgrade from IBM gave me a few
problems so I ordered a new one & all the latest group (SF99096, SF99105,
SF99068, SF99037, SF64217, SF64050) ptf's which is what I was trying to
apply yesterday.

What a way to spend a holiday.  Good thing I've got nothing major planned 
home.  It seems I might be here a while fixing my problem(s).

Any other words of wisdom from people?  I am listening & appreciate any
words of help.  I do have my pager on so 888-994-1549 if you are so


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Munro []
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2000 5:38 PM
To: Midrange List (E-mail)
Subject: C900 2967

9402 720, v4r5mo, applying the latest cum C0294450 & all the group ptf's.
The cum went on first with it's separate IPL & now all the "other" ptf's 
being applied.

When the instructions say "During the IPL, C9002967 could be displayed for
an extended amount of time.  This is normal (assuming the processor light
flashes periodically)." , the instructions are not kidding.  I know I have
never waited this long (158.6 minutes & counting) & yes, the processor 
is flashing periodically.  The IPL step is displaying "PTF apply".  Is 
a manual that tells me what the panel codes mean?  I do not think the
reference code detail (C900 2967  20 51 0060) has changed since this step
has started & is this okay? 

It's 5:35 & I said I would only "be a while".  That "be a while" has now
turned into almost 3 hours & I need to get out of here. 

Dennis Munro

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