Installing fixes

Use this topic to find applicable scenario information about installing IBM® i fixes and then follow the steps required to install the fixes successfully.

Each of these tasks describes a specific part of the process for installing fixes. This topic is based on the use of the Install PTF (INSPTF) command or option 8 from the GO PTF menu.

Start of changeThe Power Down System (PWRDWNSYS) command can also be used to install PTFs. Specify the Install PTF device (INSPTFDEV) parameter to install PTFs from *SERVICE or a device before the system is powered down. After the PTFs are loaded, all PTFs are marked for delayed apply and will be applied during the next normal unattended IPL.End of change

Whether you are installing fixes on single systems, remote systems, or systems with logical partitions, you must follow a series of steps to effectively install your fixes.