DSPFMWSTS - will display your current Power? firmware levels. I'm at *ACTIVE VL950_075 MH01891 FW950.11, which is two levels behind. VL950_092 is current for 9009-42A
GO PTF - 5. Display a program temporary fix, First TL will display the current CUME level. TL21245 is current for V7R3, TL21238 is current for V7R4.
GO PTF - 12. Work with PTF groups - will display current group levels. This link will show all current group levels https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ibm-i-group-ptfs-level
GO PTF - 5. Display a program temporary fix, First TL will display the current CUME level, PTF numbers to select . . . . . *NOTAPY will display any PTFs waiting to be applied.

Log into HMC, top left icon, about, will display all your HMC code levels.


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Similar to another post recently, but wanting a little more information.

Have signed on with a place which relies on very spotty support from a third-party company for hardware, software, and operations support. I have challenged them several times on not being "up-to-date" with the subject items on the LPARs (there is Dev, QA, Prod, and DR). Each time met with crickets unless I ask for something specific; then eventually supported sometime later at their leisure.

I have *SECOFR authority, so I should be able to execute anything suggested here - so here's my question. Been a long time since I had to get into the "Ops" side deeply, so what command(s) can I execute to simply "find out" where we are on updates/patches/cumloads both for the O/S (currently running 7.2 with a supposed "plan" to head to 7.4 sometime in the spring), but also the items needed for Open Source support (current on JVM, ODBC/JDBC, Apache, PHP, and such)?

I don't want to execute any download of patches or any installation of anything, just a report (if possible) of what we "should" have installed against what we do have installed. At this point, I can't even get the IFS to map as drive letter in Windows (for Java development directly to the IFS) they are so lost in how they've setup the network between the Production location and the hot-site location where they house the Dev/QA/DR system.

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and hopefully another year of growth of the IBM i...

Steve M.

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