I generally order those two PTF groups and they include what you expected.
From memory, the Hiper is actually in the cume order (SF99740) and maybe
the DB PTFs as well, but given that you are ordering SF99741, that will
cover everything except Websphere MQ as you said.

There is a list of the groups included here:
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/sf99741-740-all-ptf-groups-except-cumulative-ptf-package-mq-level-8
So you can do a WRKPTFGRP on your system and check it off against that link
to make sure all the groups you have are covered..

If you are reasonably recent, say last 12 months or so, you can probably
just pile all the images into one image catalog and then apply the entire
package delayed in one hit. i.e. GO PTF, Option 8 after a suitable backup
(of course.)

The only thing I would add is that I like to make sure to apply the current
PTFs permanently prior to starting the new cume upload.

On Wed, Dec 29, 2021 at 10:08 AM Pete Helgren <pete@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Been on the platform for ever but it seems like every time I go to order
the latest cume/PTF's/TR's i get that "deer in the headlights" feeling
that I am going to get hit by something I fail to pay attention to. So,
first the basics:

9009 (41A) V7R4 Development environment only

HMC controlled (Virtual HMC)

Last cume: 21091, Firmware VL910_FW910.30 (135), vHMC version(?):
Version 9 Release 1 build level 1803052221

I am not sure how important keeping the vHMC release, Firmware and OS
patches in sync is. I've seen posts about that but I haven't seen a
comprehensive step by step set of instructions on what needs to be
updated and in what order in order to be "current". But, this is the
time of year when I have enough "white space" to update my i and do
other maintenance. I am a developer, not a sys admin until I need to
be, so some of this stuff falls into the "monkey, monkey do" category....

So, here is what I think I need to order:

1) SF99740 Cumulative PTF package C1238740

2) SF99741 All PTF Groups except Cumulative PTF Package & MQ

Does SF99741 cover FF99739 Group Hiper, SF99738 Group Security,
SF99737 Technology Refresh, etc? The name seems to imply that if you
want to cover groups and TR's, then SF99741 is your ticket home. But I
am not 100% sure.

Checked the wiki for some guidance but didn't find an article about it.
As the subject indicates, my hope is to get "up to date". Did I miss
anything (steps 1 and 2)?

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