I've done it on my machine a few times. It's one of those things that I
didn't do often and each time took some work remembering (similar to
changing cache battery packs.. ugh..)

I recall using fix central and it worked 1/2 the time. Other times I was
forced to download images and install them with these instructions:


Not fun, no. But maybe fix central works better now.

My next step will most likely going to a cloud solution when I'm forced to
update. Then I won't have to worry about PTFs or cache battery packs..
just that the company stays in business as long as me. :)


On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 9:52 AM, Aaron Bartell <aaronbartell@xxxxxxxxx>

I am forcing myself to step further into IBM i admin responsibilities so I
can have a better understanding. My next step is learning how to apply
updates (CUM, PTF, etc). I've done it before, but it is like once ever
couple years. I started looking at SNDPTFORD as it relates to a specific
PTF I wanted to install (for Node.js) but then realized maybe I should just
do *CUMPKG and I would get the PTF in there (based on my CUM
understanding). And after I pondered that I realized I need a high level
overview of how best to approach keeping an IBM i up to date.

Does anybody have such a resource to point me at? I've found many bits and
pieces here and there, but nothing that gives a high level overview and
best practices.

Aaron Bartell
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