I've seen something like this before, but can't locate it right now. Google gave a couple of hits, but nothing of great value.
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ptfs-maintenance-strategy
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzam8/rzam8pdf.pdf pg 22




-----Original Message-----
From: Denis Robitaille [mailto:denis_robitaille@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:29 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Patch installation frequency

Hello all,

Our internal auditors are on my back. They want me to install patches (PTF ...) on the system i with the same frequency as we do on our Windows farm.
I told them that these are 2 different animals and that I am not compromising the system by not installing every cum package as soon as they come out.
But, since I am not a 200$/hours consultant, I have little credibility regarding this.

I am looking for official or semi official (best practice) guideline for patch management frequency.

Unfortunately, opinion given on this list wont cut it. I am looking for web pages, PDF document or something the like.

I did some search on IBM site and found nothing.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks




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