depending on how current you are:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzajq/rzajqviewgrpptfcurr.htm

SELECT * FROM SYSTOOLS.GROUP_PTF_CURRENCY
ORDER BY PTF_GROUP_LEVEL_AVAILABLE - PTF_GROUP_LEVEL_INSTALLED DESC



Aaron Bartell wrote on 12/18/2015 2:02 PM:
For the archives: http://bit.ly/ibmi-maint-strategy (IBM's website).

Question: Is there a tool that lists your currently installed IBM i
software and whether there are updates for it? I'd imagine such a tool
would be in IBM Systems Director Navigator for i, but unfortunately it
isn't working on this particular system (Server 500 error).

But maybe fix central works better now.

So far so good.


Aaron Bartell
litmis.com - Services for open source on IBM i


On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:09 AM, Bradley Stone <bvstone@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1013745

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. :)

Brad
www.bvstools.com

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

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.

Thanks,
Aaron Bartell
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