Just wondering, is there a way to utilize the outfile capabilities of the
dspptf and use this in a spreadsheet at all. I haven't looked but maybe
you could see if there is an install date associated to the ptf's and come
up with some sort of test/date trackability or something like that.

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Jim Oberholtzer <
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Whatever's easiest for you.... One reason you have options.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On 5/23/2012 8:27 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Jim,
I order the latest cume and all latest groups to one image catalog.
Then go through all "recommended ptf's" from that site, combine that with
what ptf's are missing or extra from each lpar (as shown by iNav) and put
that into another image catalog.
I can still do the 7.1 cool thing but I still don't order ptf's
individually into their own image catalog.


Rob Berendt
-- IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept
1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive Garrett, IN 46738 Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com From: Jim
Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Midrange Systems
Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Date: 05/23/2012 08:57
AM Subject: Re: change management for ptf's Sent by:
midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx Rob, Now that you're at V7 (if I
remember correctly) you can use a single image catalog on one machine
to apply to all of them. No need to copy the files around anymore. Is
that not worth a tiny bit of overhead (which I might argue is no more
than storing the save file in QGPL) Jim Oberholtzer Chief Technical
Architect Agile Technology Architects On 5/23/2012 7:43 AM,
rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
I've never put an individual ptf in an image catalog entry. That
sounds
like a lot of overhead. But thanks.


Rob Berendt
-- IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept
1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive Garrett, IN 46738 Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755http://www.dekko.com From: Jim
Oberholtzer<midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Midrange Systems
Technical Discussion<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Date: 05/23/2012
08:40
AM Subject: Re: change management for ptf's Sent by:
midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx Rob, To the best of my
recollection,
there is no way to distinguish between a PTF that IBM is calling
"test" and one that was put out for general download. I think your
only record keeping method is a manual one. I tend to keep PTFs in
image catalogs separated by type: Groups/Cumulative Individual PTFs
Test PTFs That way the image catalog is helping me track which PTF is
which. I also tend to fill in the text on the Image catalog entry
with
the reason for the individual PTF be it test or otherwise. Jim
Oberholtzer Chief Technical Architect Agile Technology Architects On
>> > 5/23/2012 7:25 AM,rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I was recently taken to task on this list for not using
proper
change
> management for PTF's, with the person believing it would
help me
with my
> quest to find test ptf's and ensure that I do not
permanently apply
them.
>
> What would the change management for that be?
>
> We've used multiple change management systems for programs
and that
genre
> but I'm not sure how they would handle PTF's.
>
> And, when it comes down to the original problem, would they
help me
track
> test ptf's?
>
> I'm thinking of just adding any test ptf's to a calendar
entry that
I
have
> a few days before scheduled downtime.
>
> Oh, and I can 'never' use APYPTF LICPGM(*ALL) on any lpar
running
Domino
> (8 out of 10). Because if I have
> Product ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 5733L85
> PTF
> ID Status
> L603893 Temporarily applied
> FP68531 Permanently applied
> where FP68531 is fix pack 1 for Domino 8.5.3 enabled for 6.1
and
above,
I
> have to remove hotfix L603893 before applying fix pack 2.
Domino
fix
> packs do not superceed hot fixes. Documented by IBM in
steps to
apply
> Domino fix packs.
>
>
> Rob Berendt
> -- IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group
Dekko Dept
> 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive Garrett, IN 46738 Ship to:
Dock 108
> 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755http://www.dekko.com
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