Aaron,

If you are managing just one partition yep, sure that's a good option. As long as your internet connection has sufficient bandwidth there is no real reason for a single partition shop to use Fix Central for the downloads.

When you manage dozens of partitions that's simply not manageable and that's where the network based image catalogs come into play. Park 'em in one place in your DC and reference them from everywhere else.

Anyone doing that though will likely have a few more PTFs under their belt than you do!

Having said that though even for a single image shop, finding PTFs and reading coverleters is where Fix Central and the recommended fixes pages shine.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.Frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service.
www.iInTheCloud.com - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 12/23/2015 9:07 AM, Aaron Bartell wrote:

I wanted to follow up and thank everyone for their tips and help. Very
appreciated. I ended up going the SNDPTFORD route for both upgrading
5733OPS and obtaining the latest CUM (next I am going after PTF groups and
TR).

SNDPTFORD seemed very simple.

Why go the FixCentral route when you can seemingly do everything with
GROUP_PTF_CURRENCY (to learn what you're missing) and SNDPTFORD (not
involve browser and instead stay entirely on command line)?

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


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