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Preventive Service Planning -PSP

Current Cumulative PTF Media Documentation
Release --
R720

SF99720
C7290720 Cumulative PTF Package Instructions
This PSP consists of:
Short Version of Installation Instructions,
and Detailed Installation Instructions.



IBM i PTF Shipping Information Letter


IBM i CUMULATIVE PTF PACKAGE
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (SHORT VERSION)
SF99720 Level 17290
PACKAGE ID:  C7290720
VERSION 7 RELEASE 2.0

Cumulative PTF Package Instructions Last Updated: 10/26/2017

Note: Online copy of this document is the master. Any printed
copy should be assumed to be obsolete and not used unless the
date of last update is verified to match that shown on the online
master copy.

The information contained in this document was current at the
time this cumulative PTF package was made available. We recommend
you get the most current information (including a more detailed
installation instructions version if desired) which can be found
via the following URL:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1021657

PSP SF98720 lists HIPER PTFs not included in this cumulative PTF
package and any defective PTFs identified since this package was
released.

You will receive the cumulative PTF package in one of three
different formats:

*  Electronically downloaded as individual PTF save files

*  Electronically downloaded as optical image files

*  Physical optical media (when it cannot be downloaded
  electronically)

The installation instructions contained in this document will
guide you through the install steps needed for each format.

REVIEW PTF COVER LETTERS

As with any PTF order, before you install the PTFs you should
review the cover letter of each delivered PTF for any special
instructions that may need to be followed. When you ordered your
cumulative PTF package, you were automatically sent the latest
HIPER and Database PTF groups along with the cumulative PTF
package. You should review the cover letters for the PTFs in
these groups that are applicable to your system. The commands
needed for copying and printing (or displaying) the PTF cover
letter(s) are included below.

1. COPYING PTF COVER LETTERS:

  *  Mount the PTF media and sign on using a security officer
     user profile such as QSECOFR.

  *  To copy all cover letters from media onto the system for
     PTFs that are not already applied to your system, enter the
     following command:

     CPYPTFCVR DEV(device_name) LICPGM(*ALL) SELECT(*NOTAPY)

  *  To copy a specific cover letter from media onto the system,
     enter the following command:

     CPYPTFCVR DEV(device_name) LICPGM(product_id) SELECT(ptf_id)

2. DISPLAYING OR PRINTING PTF COVER LETTERS:

  *  The PTF cover letters must be copied from the media first
     before they can be displayed or printed.

  *  To display or print cover letters for all PTFs that are
     currently not applied on your system, enter one of the
     following commands:

     DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(*ALL) SELECT(*NOTAPY)
     DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(*ALL) SELECT(*NOTAPY) OUTPUT(*PRINT)



     Note: You can also specify CVRATR(*SPCINST) on the
     DSPPTFCVR command to view all cover letters that have
     special instructions.

  *  To display or print a specific cover letter, enter one of
     the following commands:

     DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(product_id) SELECT(ptf_id)
     DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(product_id) SELECT(ptf_id) OUTPUT(*PRINT)

  *  PTF TC17290 is the Cumulative PTF package cover letter and
     contains a list of all PTFs contained in this cumulative
     PTF package. To display the Cumulative PTF package cover
     letter, enter one of the following commands:

     DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(5770SS1) SELECT(TC17290)
     DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(5770SS1) SELECT(TC17290) OUTPUT(*PRINT)



3. NEW - You can also review the special instructions for PTFs in
  the cumulative package or groups in a convenient format
  online:

  *  Cumulative package:
     
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas4C7290720

  *  HIPER PTF group:
     
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas4SF99719_SI

  *  Database PTF group:
     
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas4SF99702_SI

READ THIS FIRST

1. Failure to follow these instructions may result in failure of
  your system to operate. Follow the directions carefully every
  time you install a cumulative PTF package.

2. Cumulative PTF packages must be installed delayed for proper
  PTF installation. Do NOT use any immediate apply install
  options to install this package; otherwise, unpredictable
  results may occur.

3. Vital PTF information: Application of PTFs within this
  cumulative PTF package may disable or render ineffective
  programs that use system memory addresses not generated by the
  IBM translator, including programs that circumvent control
  technology designed to limit interactive capacity to purchased
  levels. These PTFs may be prerequisites for future PTFs. By
  applying these PTFs you authorize and agree to the foregoing.

4. Each of these PTFs is subject to the terms of the license
  agreement which accompanied, or was contained in, the Program
  for which you are obtaining such PTF. You are not authorized
  to install or use any such PTF except as part of the Program
  for which you have a valid Proof of Entitlement.

  SUBJECT TO ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CAN NOT BE EXCLUDED OR EXCEPT
  AS EXPLICITLY AGREED TO IN THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT OR
  AN APPLICABLE SUPPORT AGREEMENT, IBM MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR
  CONDITIONS EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT
  LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
  MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON
  INFRINGEMENT, REGARDING EACH PTF.

  The applicable license agreement may have been provided to you
  in printed form and/or may be viewed using the Work with
  Software Agreements (WRKSFWAGR) CL command.

5. Please review the special instructions for the following PTFs
  which are included in this package if you have the product
  installed and the PTF (or its Superseded-by PTF) is not
  already applied. NOTE: PTF cover letters are available at
 
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas3PPPPPPP  where
  PPPPPPP is the PTF number.

       5761DP4-SI36668
       5770HAS-SI57302



6. Attention Content Manager OnDemand - 5770RD1 - Users. If you
  have Content Manager OnDemand - 5770RD1 - installed, please
  see
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21427866  for
  any important special instructions.

7. IMPORTANT - To prevent a PTF load failure from optical media,
  PTF MF58615 must be active BEFORE installing this cumulative
  PTF package. Enter the following command to determine if PTF
  MF58615 is active: DSPPTF LICPGM(5770999) SELECT(MF58615). If
  the status is Temporarily applied or Permanently applied, the
  PTF is active. If the status is Superseded, verify that the
  superseding PTF is Temporarily applied or Permanently applied.
  If PTF MF58615 is not found or not active, electronically
  download MF58615 as a save file (via SNDPTFORD or Fix Central
  "Download individual fixes" option) and install it from Device
  *SERVICE BEFORE installing this cumulative PTF package.
  MF58615 is an immediate PTF and has no requisites.

8. All systems with EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay Drawer (Feature #5887)
  attached PLEASE READ!
 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1020265

9. If you received this cumulative PTF package as physical
  optical media, it is strongly recommended that you create an
  image catalog from the media and perform the PTF install from
  a virtual optical device. This may avoid multiple IPLs during
  the PTF installation.

10. The approximate install time for this cumulative PTF package
   is one to two hours.

11. You should have a current backup of your system before
   applying this package. If you have backed up your system
   since the last time you applied PTFs, that backup is
   acceptable.

12. If you are running on the A storage area, perform a normal
   IPL from the B IPL source. To determine the storage area you
   are running from, type DSPPTF 5770999 and press Enter. On the
   Display PTF Status display, the storage area is identified in
   the IPL source field. ##MACH#A is the A storage area and
   ##MACH#B is the B storage area.

13. Be sure the IPL mode is set at Normal on the control panel
   and sign on using a security officer user profile such as
   QSECOFR.

14. DO NOT cancel any of the steps once they are started. Allow
   each step to complete normally.

15. Select the appropriate INSTALL steps below based on the
   format in which you received the cumulative PTF package.

16. The PTF install processing will automatically pre-apply the
   following PTFs when applicable: 5770999-MF64228,
   5770999-MF63680, 5770SS1-SI65024 and 5770SS1-SI64731. NOTE:
   PTFs that need to be manually pre-applied are listed earlier
   in this READ THIS FIRST section.

INSTALL FROM *SERVICE

If you received the cumulative PTF package electronically as
individual PTF save files, refer to the INSTALL FROM *SERVICE
section in the detailed installation instructions.

INSTALL FROM OPTICAL IMAGE FILES

Use these steps when you ordered and received the cumulative PTF
package electronically as optical image files:

1. Create your image catalog and add the image files to the
  catalog. For information on how to create an image catalog
  refer to the IBM Knowledge Center:
 
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzam8/rzam8fixinstallimage.htm
  (IBM i 7.2>IBM i and related software>Maintaining and managing
  IBM i and related software>Using software fixes>Installing
  fixes>Step 3: Choosing your fix installation
  scenario>Installing IBM i fixes from an image catalog).

2. Load the image catalog into the virtual optical device using
  the following command:

  LODIMGCLG IMGCLG(ptfcatalog) DEV(OPTVRTxx) OPTION(*LOAD)

3. Type GO PTF and press the Enter key.

4. Take menu option 8 and press the Enter key.

5. If the Continue PTF Install display is shown, press the Enter
  key.

6. Review the appropriate options and notes which follow, below,
  then complete the Install Options for Program Temporary Fixes
  screen and press the Enter key.

  Device . . . . . .  OPTVRTxx (for example, OPTVRT01)
  Automatic IPL  . .  Y = Yes or N = No
  Prompt for media .  1 or 3
  Restart type . . .  *SYS
  Other options  . .  Y = Yes



  Note: If you have received individual and/or PTF groups as
  save files that you want to install at the same time as the
  cumulative PTF package, type 3 in the Prompt for media field.

7. Review the appropriate options and notes which follow, below,
  then complete the Other Install Options screen and press the
  Enter key.

  Omit PTFs  . .  N = No or Y = Yes
  Apply type . .  1 = Set all PTFs delayed
  PTF type . . .  1 = All PTFs
  Copy PTFs  . .  N = No or Y = Yes



  Note: Depending on the previous options specified, some fields
  above may not be shown.



  Note: If you have PTFs to omit, type Y in the Other Options
  field and follow the directions on the displays which follow.
  Refer to Appendix A in the detailed installation instructions
  section on omitting PTFs.

8. The display shows the licensed programs for which PTFs are
  being loaded. All volumes that are loaded in the image catalog
  are automatically processed.

9. Continue with the COMPLETE THE INSTALL PROCESS section.

INSTALL FROM OPTICAL MEDIA

Use these steps when you ordered and received the cumulative PTF
package as physical optical media:

1. Enter the following command and press the Enter key.

  CHGMSGQ QSYSOPR *BREAK SEV(70)



  This step ensures a break message will appear if the system
  determines you should mount the next volume. IMPORTANT-If
  there are no PTFs on the other volumes that are applicable to
  your system, the system will not prompt you for the other
  volumes.

2. Ensure volume one of the cumulative PTF package media, labeled
  C7290720_01, is loaded in the appropriate drive for the media
  you are using.

3. Type GO PTF and press the Enter key.

4. Take menu option 8 and press the Enter key.

5. If the Continue PTF Install display is shown, press the Enter
  key.

6. Review the appropriate options and notes which follow, below,
  then complete the Install Options for Program Temporary Fixes
  screen and press the Enter key.

  Device . . . . . .  OPTxx (for example, OPT01)
  Automatic IPL  . .  Y = Yes or N = No
  Prompt for media .  2 or 3
  Restart type . . .  *SYS
  Other options  . .  Y = Yes



  Note: Enter a 2 in the Prompt for media field in order to
  install the HIPER and Database PTF groups along with your
  cumulative PTF package.

  If you have received individual and/or PTF groups as save
  files that you want to install at the same time as the
  cumulative PTF package, type 3 in the Prompt for media field.

7. Review the appropriate options and notes which follow, below,
  then complete the Other Install Options screen and press the
  Enter key.

  Omit PTFs  . .  N = No or Y = Yes
  Apply type . .  1 = Set all PTFs delayed
  PTF type . . .  1 = All PTFs
  Copy PTFs  . .  N = No or Y = Yes



  Note: Depending on the previous options specified, some fields
  above may not be shown.



  Note: If you have PTFs to omit, type Y in the Other Options
  field and follow the directions on the displays which follow.
  Refer to Appendix A in the detailed installation instructions
  section on omitting PTFs.

8. The display shows the licensed programs for which PTFs are
  being loaded.

  8.a. After each volume is processed, you will receive a
       message to mount the next volume. Load the volume
       indicated and use the G option to continue.

  8.b. After all the applicable volumes for the cumulative PTF
       package have been processed, you will automatically be
       prompted to mount the first volume of the next media set
       in order to install the HIPER and Database PTF groups.
       Mount the first volume in the set and use the G option to
       continue.

  8.c. Continue mounting any additional volumes. When all your
       volume sets have been processed, use the X option to
       complete the PTF installation.



  Note: If there are volumes that contain PTFs that are not
  applicable to your system, the system will not prompt you to
  mount those volumes.

9. Continue with the COMPLETE THE INSTALL PROCESS section.

COMPLETE THE INSTALL PROCESS

Use these steps to complete the install process.

1. If the Confirm IPL to Complete PTF Install display is shown:

  1.a. End all jobs on the system and perform a normal mode IPL
       to the B IPL source. If you are installing from optical
       image files, do not delete the image catalog until after
       the next normal IPL completes.
  1.b. When the Sign On display is shown, continue with step 4.

2. If the Confirm IPL for Technology Refresh PTFs display is
  shown:

  2.a. Press F10 to end all jobs on the system and IPL the
       system. Note: If an IPL cannot be performed right away,
       press F12 to Cancel the process. Schedule to IPL the
       system at the earliest convenience.
  2.b. When the Sign On display is shown, go back and start the
       installation of this cumulative PTF package again. (The
       next time through these instructions, you will not get
       this display.) If you are installing from optical media,
       start again with STEP 1 of INSTALL FROM OPTICAL MEDIA
       section.

3. If you entered a Y (Yes) for the Automatic IPL option, the
  system will be IPLed automatically. If you entered N (No) for
  the Automatic IPL field, you must use the following command
  when you are ready to activate the fixes:

  PWRDWNSYS OPTION(*IMMED) RESTART(*YES) IPLSRC(B)

4. After the IPL completes, use the following procedure to verify
  the cumulative PTF package was properly installed:

  4.a. Sign on using a security officer user profile such as
       QSECOFR.
  4.b. Type WRKPTFGRP SF99720 on any command line.
  4.c. If the Status field is "Installed" and the Level field is
       "17290", continue with step 5, otherwise, continue with
       step 4.d.
  4.d. Type GO LICPGM on any command line.
  4.e. Press the Enter key. The Work with Licensed Programs
       display is shown.
  4.f. Select option 50.
  4.g. Press the Enter key. The Install History display is
       shown.
  4.h. Press the Enter key. The Display History Log Contents
       display appears.

       *  If the cumulative PTF package was installed
          successfully, you will see messages indicating the
          applying of PTFs completed. Continue with step 5.
       *  If the cumulative PTF package was not installed
          successfully, you will see messages indicating the
          applying of PTFs failed. Contact your provider of
          software service for assistance.
       *  If the previous IPL was abnormal, only PTFs for the
          Licensed Internal Code will be applied (5770999). You
          can check if the previous IPL was abnormal by typing
          the following command:

          DSPSYSVAL SYSVAL(QABNORMSW)

          If the IPL was abnormal and you are installing this
          package immediately after a system install, perform
          the IPL again to apply the remaining PTFs.

5. You can resume normal system operation at this time. You
  should back up your system again at your earliest convenience.

If you have comments or concerns with cumulative PTF packages,
contact your provider of software service.


================================================================
================================================================




IBM i PTF Shipping Information Letter


IBM i CUMULATIVE PTF PACKAGE
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (DETAILED VERSION)
SF99720 Level 17290
PACKAGE ID:  C7290720
VERSION 7 RELEASE 2.0

Cumulative PTF Package Instructions Last Updated: 10/26/2017

Note: Online copy of this document is the master. Any printed
copy should be assumed to be obsolete and not used unless the
date of last update is verified to match that shown on the online
master copy.

This PTF package replaces the following PTF packages for Version
7 Release 2.0. If you have any of the packages listed below, do
not spend time installing them. All PTFs from the earlier
packages are contained in this package.

C4101720 C4276720 C5135720 C5310720 C5311720 C6127720 C6306720
C7068720

You will receive the cumulative PTF package in one of three
different formats:

*  Electronically downloaded as individual PTF save files

*  Electronically downloaded as optical image files

*  Physical optical media (when it cannot be downloaded
  electronically)

The installation instructions contained in this document will
guide you through the install steps needed for each format.

REVIEW PTF COVER LETTERS

As with any PTF order, before you install the PTFs you should
review the cover letter of each delivered PTF for any special
instructions that may need to be followed. When you ordered your
cumulative PTF package, you were automatically sent the latest
HIPER and Database PTF groups along with the cumulative PTF
package. You should review the cover letters for the PTFs in
these groups that are applicable to your system. The commands
needed for copying and printing (or displaying) the PTF cover
letter(s) are included below.

1. COPYING PTF COVER LETTERS:

  *  Mount the PTF media and sign on using a security officer
     user profile such as QSECOFR.

  *  To copy all cover letters from media onto the system for
     PTFs that are not already applied to your system, enter the
     following command:

     CPYPTFCVR DEV(device_name) LICPGM(*ALL) SELECT(*NOTAPY)

  *  To copy a specific cover letter from media onto the system,
     enter the following command:

     CPYPTFCVR DEV(device_name) LICPGM(product_id) SELECT(ptf_id)

2. DISPLAYING OR PRINTING PTF COVER LETTERS:

  *  The PTF cover letters must be copied from the media first
     before they can be displayed or printed.

  *  To display or print cover letters for all PTFs that are
     currently not applied on your system, enter one of the
     following commands:

     DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(*ALL) SELECT(*NOTAPY)
     DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(*ALL) SELECT(*NOTAPY) OUTPUT(*PRINT)



     Note: You can also specify CVRATR(*SPCINST) on the
     DSPPTFCVR command to view all cover letters that have
     special instructions.

  *  To display or print a specific cover letter, enter one of
     the following commands:

     DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(product_id) SELECT(ptf_id)
     DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(product_id) SELECT(ptf_id) OUTPUT(*PRINT)

  *  PTF TC17290 is the Cumulative PTF package cover letter and
     contains a list of all PTFs contained in this cumulative
     PTF package. To display the Cumulative PTF package cover
     letter, enter one of the following commands:

     DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(5770SS1) SELECT(TC17290)
     DSPPTFCVR LICPGM(5770SS1) SELECT(TC17290) OUTPUT(*PRINT)



3. NEW - You can also review the special instructions for PTFs in
  the cumulative package or groups in a convenient format
  online:

  *  Cumulative package:
     
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas4C7290720

  *  HIPER PTF group:
     
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas4SF99719_SI

  *  Database PTF group:
     
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas4SF99702_SI



READ THIS FIRST

1. Failure to follow these instructions may result in failure of
  your system to operate. Follow the directions carefully every
  time you install a cumulative PTF package.

2. Cumulative PTF packages must be installed delayed for proper
  PTF installation. Do NOT use any immediate apply install
  options to install this package; otherwise, unpredictable
  results may occur.

3. Vital PTF information: Application of PTFs within this
  cumulative PTF package may disable or render ineffective
  programs that use system memory addresses not generated by the
  IBM translator, including programs that circumvent control
  technology designed to limit interactive capacity to purchased
  levels. These PTFs may be prerequisites for future PTFs. By
  applying these PTFs you authorize and agree to the foregoing.

4. Each of these PTFs is subject to the terms of the license
  agreement which accompanied, or was contained in, the Program
  for which you are obtaining such PTF. You are not authorized
  to install or use any such PTF except as part of the Program
  for which you have a valid Proof of Entitlement.

  SUBJECT TO ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CAN NOT BE EXCLUDED OR EXCEPT
  AS EXPLICITLY AGREED TO IN THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT OR
  AN APPLICABLE SUPPORT AGREEMENT, IBM MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR
  CONDITIONS EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT
  LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
  MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON
  INFRINGEMENT, REGARDING EACH PTF.

  The applicable license agreement may have been provided to you
  in printed form and/or may be viewed using the Work with
  Software Agreements (WRKSFWAGR) CL command.

5. Please review the special instructions for the following PTFs
  which are included in this package if you have the product
  installed and the PTF (or its Superseded-by PTF) is not
  already applied. NOTE: PTF cover letters are available at
 
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas3PPPPPPP  where
  PPPPPPP is the PTF number.

  *  5761DP4-SI36668

  *  5770HAS-SI57302

6. Attention Content Manager OnDemand - 5770RD1 - Users. If you
  have Content Manager OnDemand - 5770RD1 - installed, please
  see
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21427866  for
  any important special instructions.

7. IMPORTANT - To prevent a PTF load failure from optical media,
  PTF MF58615 must be active BEFORE installing this cumulative
  PTF package. Enter the following command to determine if PTF
  MF58615 is active: DSPPTF LICPGM(5770999) SELECT(MF58615). If
  the status is Temporarily applied or Permanently applied, the
  PTF is active. If the status is Superseded, verify that the
  superseding PTF is Temporarily applied or Permanently applied.
  If PTF MF58615 is not found or not active, electronically
  download MF58615 as a save file (via SNDPTFORD or Fix Central
  "Download individual fixes" option) and install it from Device
  *SERVICE BEFORE installing this cumulative PTF package.
  MF58615 is an immediate PTF and has no requisites.

8. All systems with EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay Drawer (Feature #5887)
  attached PLEASE READ!
 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1020265

9. If you received this cumulative PTF package as physical
  optical media, it is strongly recommended that you create an
  image catalog from the media and perform the PTF install from
  a virtual optical device. This may avoid multiple IPLs during
  the PTF installation.

10. The PTF install processing will automatically pre-apply the
   following PTFs when applicable: 5770999-MF64228,
   5770999-MF63680, 5770SS1-SI65024 and 5770SS1-SI64731. NOTE:
   PTFs that need to be manually pre-applied are listed earlier
   in this READ THIS FIRST section.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

1. After reading this section, you should continue with the IBM i
  PTF INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS section.

2. If any problems have been discovered with the PTFs in this
  package since it was released, they will be documented in the
  Preventive Service Planning (PSP) information. The PSP
  information can be viewed via the Internet at the following
  URL:

   
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1021657



  The PSP information can also be ordered from Electronic
  Customer Support (ECS) using the following command:

  SNDPTFORD SF98720



  The PSP information can also be obtained by calling your
  provider of software service and asking for the IBM i Version
  7 Release 2.0 PSP information for installing this cumulative
  PTF package (C7290720).



  The PSP information contains information about any high impact
  or pervasive problems that have been identified since this
  package was released. It is recommended that you order and
  install the PTFs for these problems if the USERS AFFECTED area
  pertains to you.



  If any PTFs in this package were found to be in error since
  this package was released, this information is also included
  in the PSP information. Users who will be affected by the
  error in a PTF should follow the RECOMMENDATION provided in
  the PSP.

3. You should have a current backup of your system before
  applying this package. If you have backed up your system since
  the last time you applied PTFs, that backup is acceptable.

  Note: If you are installing this PTF package as a part of the
  Version 7 Release 2.0 installation process, you do not need to
  back up your system before you install this package.

4. If you specify automatic IPL option "N" to install this
  package, you must use the following command when you desire to
  activate the fixes:

  PWRDWNSYS OPTION(*IMMED) RESTART(*YES) IPLSRC(B)

5. The approximate install time for this cumulative PTF package
  is one to two hours.

  The actual time required for your system may vary based on the
  following:

  *  Length of time typically required to IPL your system
  *  Frequency of cumulative PTF package updates to your system
  *  Performance associated with your specific model
  *  Number of licensed programs installed on your system

6. If you have any problems applying these PTFs, contact your
  provider of software service.

7. It is recommended that you permanently apply the PTFs in this
  package after you are comfortable that your system has been
  operating successfully with these PTFs.

  This will free up disk space otherwise used by temporary
  copies of modules in the PTF. The amount of disk space taken
  up by a cumulative package installation depends on the number
  of Licensed Programs installed and the frequency with which
  you install and permanently apply the cumulative PTFs.

8. The QALWOBJRST system value determines whether
  security-sensitive objects may be restored to your system. If
  it is currently set to a value other than *ALL, this package
  may fail to install with message identifiers CPD373F or
  CPD3740. Use the command DSPSYSVAL QALWOBJRST to determine its
  value. If the value is *ALL, you may proceed with the package
  installation. If the value is not *ALL, write down the value
  displayed, and issue the command CHGSYSVAL QALWOBJRST *ALL
  prior to the package installation. This system value can be
  changed without an IPL. After the package installation is
  complete, similarly change the system value back to the
  initial value you wrote down.

9. Appendix B contains some basic troubleshooting information
  that may help if you experience a failure installing this
  cumulative PTF package.

IBM i PTF INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Notify all users to sign off the system prior to any system IPL
in these instructions. If you plan to select the option to
automatically IPL the system, you should notify all users to sign
off now.

DO NOT cancel any of the following steps once they are started.
Allow each step to complete normally.

If you are running on the A storage area, perform a normal IPL
from the B IPL source. To determine the storage area you are
running from, type DSPPTF 5770999 and press ENTER. On the Display
PTF Status display, the storage area is identified in the IPL
source field. ##MACH#A is the A storage area and ##MACH#B is the
B storage area.

Be sure the IPL mode is set at Normal on the control panel and
sign on using a security officer user profile such as QSECOFR.

Select the appropriate INSTALL steps below based on the format in
which you received the cumulative PTF package.

INSTALL FROM *SERVICE

Use these steps when you ordered and received the cumulative PTF
package electronically as PTF save files:

1. Type GO PTF and press the Enter key.

2. Take menu option 8 and press the Enter key.

3. If the Continue PTF Install display is shown, press the Enter
  key.

4. Review the appropriate options and notes which follow, below,
  then complete the Install Options for Program Temporary Fixes
  screen and press the Enter key.

  Device . . . . . . *SERVICE
  Automatic IPL  . . Y = Yes or N = No
  Prompt for media . 1
  Restart type . . . *SYS
  Other options  . . Y = Yes

5. Review the appropriate options and notes which follow, below,
  then complete the Other Install Options screen and press the
  Enter key.

  Omit PTFs  . . N = No or Y = Yes
  Apply type . . 1 = Set all PTFs delayed
  PTF type . . . 1 = All PTFs



  Note: Depending on the previous options specified, some fields
  above may not be shown.



  Note: If you have PTFs to omit, type Y in the Other Options
  field and follow the directions on the displays which follow.
  Refer to Appendix A in the detailed installation instructions
  section on omitting PTFs.

6. The display shows the licensed programs for which PTFs are
  being loaded.

7. Continue with the COMPLETE THE INSTALL PROCESS section.

INSTALL FROM OPTICAL IMAGE FILES

Use these steps when you ordered and received the cumulative PTF
package as optical image files:

1. Create your image catalog and add the image files to the
  catalog. For information on how to create an image catalog
  refer to the IBM Knowledge Center:
 
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzam8/rzam8fixinstallimage.htm

  (IBM i 7.2>IBM i and related software>Maintaining and managing
  IBM i and related software>Using software fixes>Installing
  fixes>Step 3: Choosing your fix installation
  scenario>Installing IBM i fixes from an image catalog).

2. Load the image catalog into the virtual optical device using
  the following command:

  LODIMGCLG IMGCLG(ptfcatalog) DEV(OPTVRTxx) OPTION(*LOAD)

3. Read this entire step carefully, as you may be asked to select
  an option to omit certain PTFs. To install the cumulative
  package:

  3.a. Type GO PTF on any command line and press the Enter key.

  3.b. On the Program Temporary Fix (PTF) display, select option
       8 (Install program temporary fix package) and press the
       Enter key. Using this option allows you to install all of
       the PTFs that are applicable to your system.

  3.c. If the Continue PTF Install display is shown, press the
       Enter key.

  3.d. Type the name of the virtual optical device in the Device
       field on the Install Options for Program Temporary Fixes
       display.

  3.e. If you do NOT want the system to automatically IPL:

       *  Enter an N (No) in the Automatic IPL field. The PTFs
          will not be temporarily applied until after the next
          unattended IPL.

  3.f. If you DO want the system to automatically IPL:

       *  Enter a Y (Yes) in the Automatic IPL field.

  3.g. Enter a 1 in the Prompt for media.

       If you have received individual and/or PTF groups as save
       files that you want to install at the same time as the
       cumulative PTF package, type 3 in the Prompt for media
       field.

  3.h. Enter a Y (Yes) in the Other Options field and press the
       Enter key.

  3.i. Enter a 1 in the Apply type field. If you specified Y
       (Yes) for the Automatic IPL field, the Apply type field
       is not displayed.

  3.j. Enter a 1 in the PTF type field.

  3.k. If the PSP information lists any PTFs that need to be
       manually omitted, omit those PTFs. Enter a Y (Yes) in the
       Omit PTFs field and follow APPENDIX A ("OMITTING A PTF
       FROM THE PACKAGE") to omit any indicated PTFs. Otherwise,
       enter an N (No) in the Omit PTFs field.

  3.l. Press the Enter key.

       Note: If (after pressing the Enter key) the Confirm
       Install of Licensed Internal Code Fixes display is shown,
       press F10 to automatically IPL. Wait for the system to
       power down and start an IPL. When the Sign On display is
       shown, go back to STEP 1 and start the installation of
       this cumulative PTF package again. (The next time through
       these instructions, you will not get this display.)

4. The display shows the licensed programs for which PTFs are
  being loaded. All volumes that are loaded in the image catalog
  are automatically processed.

5. Continue with the COMPLETE THE INSTALL PROCESS section.

INSTALL FROM OPTICAL MEDIA

Use these steps when you ordered and received the cumulative PTF
package as physical optical media:

1. Enter the following command and press the Enter key.

  CHGMSGQ QSYSOPR *BREAK SEV(70)



  This step ensures a break message will appear if the system
  determines you should mount the next volume. IMPORTANT -- If
  there are no PTFs on the other volumes that are applicable to
  your system, the system will not prompt you for the other
  volumes.

2. Read this entire step carefully, as you may be asked to select
  an option to omit certain PTFs. To install the cumulative
  package:

  2.a. Type GO PTF on any command line and press the Enter key.

  2.b. On the Program Temporary Fix (PTF) display, select option
       8 (Install program temporary fix package) and press the
       Enter key. Using this option allows you to install all of
       the PTFs that are applicable to your system.

  2.c. If the Continue PTF Install display is shown, press the
       Enter key.

  2.d. Ensure volume one of the cumulative PTF package media,
       labeled C7290720_01, is loaded in the appropriate drive
       for the media you are using, and type the name of the
       drive in the Device field on the Install Options for
       Program Temporary Fixes display.

  2.e. If you do NOT want the system to automatically IPL:

       *  Enter an N (No) in the Automatic IPL field. The PTFs
          will not be temporarily applied until after the next
          unattended IPL.

  2.f. If you DO want the system to automatically IPL:

       *  Enter a Y (Yes) in the Automatic IPL field.

  2.g. Enter a 2 in the Prompt for media field in order to
       install the HIPER and Database PTF groups along with your
       cumulative PTF Package.

       If you have received individual and/or PTF groups as save
       files that you want to install at the same time as the
       cumulative PTF package, type 3 in the Prompt for media
       field.

  2.h. Enter a Y (Yes) in the Other Options field and press the
       Enter key.

  2.i. Enter a 1 in the Apply type field. If you specified Y
       (Yes) for the Automatic IPL field, the Apply type field
       is not displayed.

  2.j. Enter a 1 in the PTF type field.

  2.k. If the PSP information lists any PTFs that need to be
       manually omitted, omit those PTFs. Enter a Y (Yes) in the
       Omit PTFs field and follow APPENDIX A ("OMITTING A PTF
       FROM THE PACKAGE") to omit any indicated PTFs. Otherwise,
       enter an N (No) in the Omit PTFs field.

  2.l. Press the Enter key.



  Note: If (after pressing the Enter key) the Confirm Install of
  Licensed Internal Code Fixes display is shown, press F10 to
  automatically IPL. Wait for the system to power down and start
  an IPL. When the Sign On display is shown, go back to STEP 1
  and start the installation of this cumulative PTF package
  again. (The next time through these instructions, you will not
  get this display.)

3. The display shows the licensed programs for which PTFs are
  being loaded.

  3.a. After each volume is processed, you will receive a
       message to mount the next volume. Load the volume
       indicated and use the G option to continue.

  3.b. After all the applicable volumes for the cumulative PTF
       package have been processed, you will automatically be
       prompted to mount the first volume of the next media set
       in order to install the HIPER and Database PTF groups.
       Mount the first volume in the set and use the G option to
       continue.

  3.c. Continue mounting any additional volumes. When all your
       volume sets have been processed, use the X option to
       complete the PTF installation.



  Note: If there are volumes that contain PTFs that are not
  applicable to your system, the system will not prompt you to
  mount those volumes.

4. Continue with the COMPLETE THE INSTALL PROCESS section.

COMPLETE THE INSTALL PROCESS

Use these steps to complete the install process.

1. If the Confirm IPL to Complete PTF Install display is shown:

  1.a. End all jobs on the system and perform a normal mode IPL
       to the B IPL source. If you are installing from optical
       image files, do not delete the image catalog until after
       the next normal IPL completes.
  1.b. When the Sign On display is shown, continue with step 5.

2. If the Confirm IPL for Technology Refresh PTFs display is
  shown:

  2.a. Press F10 to end all jobs on the system and IPL the
       system. Note: If an IPL cannot be performed right away,
       press F12 to Cancel the process. Schedule to IPL the
       system at the earliest convenience.
  2.b. When the Sign On display is shown, start the installation
       of this cumulative PTF package again. (The next time
       through these instructions, you will not get this
       display.) If you are installing from optical media, start
       again with INSTALL FROM OPTICAL MEDIA, STEP 1.

3. If you entered a Y (Yes) for the Automatic IPL option, the
  system will be IPLed automatically.

  After the IPL completes, the Sign On display is shown and the
  new PTFs are active. Read the following NOTEs, then go to STEP
  5.

  Note: During the power down of your service partition, system
  reference code D6xx430B or D6xx430A could be displayed for an
  extended amount of time. The "xx" should increment
  periodically and is a normal part of processing where server
  firmware code is being updated.



  Note: During the IPL, system reference code C9002967 could be
  displayed for an extended amount of time. This is normal
  (assuming the processor light flashes periodically). You may
  also notice multiple power down sequences, with a change in
  the IPL side that is displayed.



  Note: While applying Licensed Internal Code fixes, it may be
  necessary for the system to reorganize a portion of the
  Licensed Internal Code storage. While this reorganization is
  taking place, system reference codes (SRCs) C600 4400 and C600
  4401 are displayed.

4. If you entered an N (No) for the Automatic IPL option, the
  display shows the licensed programs for which PTFs are being
  loaded and marked to be temporarily applied upon the next
  unattended IPL. When this procedure completes, the Program
  Temporary Fix display is shown. When you are ready to complete
  the installation of the package, do the following:

  4.a. Notify all users to sign off the system, then enter the
       following command to put the system in a restricted
       state:

       ENDSBS *ALL *IMMED



       Press the Enter key. The message "ENDSBS SBS(*ALL) in
       progress" is shown.

  4.b. Enter the following command:

       DSPMSG QSYSOPR



       If the message "System ended to restricted condition" is
       shown, continue. Otherwise, repeat the above command
       until the message appears.

  4.c. Make sure the IPL mode is set at Normal on the control
       panel.

  4.d. Enter the following command to perform the IPL:

       PWRDWNSYS OPTION(*IMMED) RESTART(*YES) IPLSRC(B)



       Press the Enter key.



       After the IPL completes, the Sign On display is shown and
       the new PTFs are active. Continue with STEP 5.

5. Use the following procedure to verify the cumulative package
  was properly installed:

  5.a. Sign on using a security officer user profile such as
       QSECOFR.
  5.b. Type WRKPTFGRP SF99720 on any command line.
  5.c. If the Status field is "Installed" and the Level field is
       "17290" continue with step 6, otherwise continue with
       step.5.d.
  5.d. Type GO LICPGM on any command line.
  5.e. Press the Enter key. The Work with licensed programs
       display is shown.
  5.f. Select option 50.
  5.g. Press the Enter key. The Install History display is
       shown.
  5.h. Press the Enter key. The Display History Log Contents
       display appears.

       *  If the cumulative package was installed successfully,
          you will see messages indicating the applying of PTFs
          completed. Continue with STEP 6.

       *  If the cumulative PTF package was not installed
          successfully, you will see messages indicating the
          applying of PTFs failed. Contact your provider of
          software service for assistance.

       *  If the previous IPL was abnormal, only PTFs for the
          Licensed Internal Code will be applied (5770999). You
          can check if the previous IPL was abnormal by typing
          the following command:

          DSPSYSVAL SYSVAL(QABNORMSW)



          If the IPL was abnormal and you are installing this
          package immediately after a system install, perform
          the IPL again to apply the remaining PTFs.

6. You can resume normal system operation at this time. You
  should back up your system again at your earliest convenience.

This concludes the installation of the IBM i cumulative PTF
package.

If you have comments or concerns with cumulative PTF packages,
contact your provider of software service.

APPENDIX A - OMITTING A PTF FROM THE PACKAGE (IBM i INSTALLED)

Use these steps when the Preventive Service Planning information
directs you to omit a PTF from the package. When complete, return
to the step following the one which sent you here.

1. Enter a Y (Yes) in the Other Options field. Press the Enter
  key.

2. If the Confirm Automatic IPL display is shown, follow the
  instructions on the display.

3. On the Other Install Options display, enter a Y (Yes) in the
  Omit PTFs field. If the Apply Type field is also shown, enter
  a 1 (1 = Set all PTFs delayed). Press the Enter key.

4. On the Omit Program Temporary Fixes display, select the
  products for which you want to omit PTFs and press the Enter
  key.

5. On the PTFs to Omit display, enter a 1 in the option field and
  the PTF ID of the PTF you want to omit in the PTF ID field and
  press the Enter key. The list will be updated.

  Repeat this step for each PTF you want to omit for this
  product. Pressing the Enter key without any input on the
  display will take you to the PTFs to Omit display for the next
  product, or you will be returned to the Omit Program Temporary
  Fixes display once all selected products have been processed.

6. Press the Enter key at the Omit Program Temporary Fixes
  display to go to the Confirm to Omit PTFs display. Confirm
  that the list is correct and press the Enter key to continue
  with the package installation.

APPENDIX B - BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION

Q. Why is my IPL taking longer than usual?

A. If an extra IPL is required for a Technology Refresh PTF or
Special Handling pre-apply PTF, the extra IPL will be performed
automatically. During the next normal IPL, the Install PTF
command will be run during the “PTF Processing” IPL step in the
SCPF job. Any additional LIC PTFs will be loaded from the PTF
install device (virtual optical or *SERVICE), and all PTFs will
be set for delayed apply. The partition will then be
automatically restarted to apply all PTFs.

Q. My cumulative PTF package did not install. How do I figure out
what is wrong?

A. First you need to determine whether the failure occurred
during the load or apply phase of the cum package installation.
If the system did not IPL, then chances are the failure occurred
during the load phase. Do a help on the failure message, then
press F10 to view the messages in the joblog. Look for escape
messages that will indicate what the problem is. Fix these errors
and then try the request again.

1. Verify that the IPL was a normal unattended IPL, OS and LPP
  PTFs will not be applied during an abnormal IPL or during an
  attended IPL.

2. Do a GO LICPGM and take option 50 to display the install
  history log for messages. Look for any messages that indicate
  that there was a failure during the install. The following
  messages are what you would expect to see during a successful
  cumulative PTF package installation:

PTF installation process started.
Loading of PTFs started.
Loading of PTFs completed successfully.
Marking of PTFs for delayed application started.
Marking of PTFs for delayed application completed successfully.
PTFs installed successfully.
Apply PTF started.
Applying of PTFs for product 5770999 completed successfully.
Applying of PTFs for product 5770SS1 completed successfully.
Applying of PTFs completed.
PTFs applied or removed during IPL.

If you find any failure messages, then you will need to go to the
SCPF joblog to see the detailed messages that indicate what the
problem is. To find the SCPF joblog, do the following:

1. Enter the command: WRKJOB SCPF
2. You may get a list of jobs. If you just did the IPL, enter a 1
  next to the first one that is not active.
3. Enter a 10 and press enter to look at the spooled files for
  that job. The detailed error messages should be found in this
  joblog.
4. Find the error messages and try to determine what caused the
  error. If you can fix the problem, do so and then re-IPL the
  system to apply the remaining PTFs.
5. If you cannot fix the problem, have the information in the
  joblog available when you call your provider of software
  service.



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