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SF98198: Defective PTFs

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Preventive Service Planning -PSP

Defective PTFs
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R730




                             SF98198

                             Defective PTFs


  I B M   i   P R E V E N T I V E   S E R V I C E   P L A N N I N G

                      I N F O R M A T I O N


              Copyright IBM Corporation 1993, 2021


  - The information in this document was last updated:

                         11 Aug 2021

  - The latest cumulative package for IBM i 7.3 is: C1245730

  - Cumulative package C1245730 began shipping worldwide:
    10 Sep 2021.

  - Date cumulative PTF package instructions last updated:
    10 Sep 2021.

  - The next cumulative package is scheduled for 06 May 2022.

        NOTE: THIS DATE MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE, CHECK THIS FILE
              BEFORE ORDERING.

  - Users should order Preventive Service Planning (PSP) information
    and review the recommended HIPER PTFs on a weekly basis.
    The PSPs can be viewed through the Internet at URL:
   
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/667567

  - It is important that users review and understand all new software
    release considerations.  This is especially true of discontinued
    support for selected software and hardware products and/or features.
    To get the most current information on discontinued products and/or
    features along with suggested replacements, go to the IBM i operating
    system Planning Web site:
   
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/668131

  - To review the IBM i operating system Knowledge Center information on
    installation, upgrades, and migration, follow the link:
   
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i
    You may find this information useful to install hardware and software,
    upgrade to a different IBM i release, upgrade your hardware, or migrate
    your data from one server to another.

  - Hardware Management Console (HMC)

    The HMC is a dedicated workstation that runs integrated
    system management software. As with other software,
    your HMC should be kept current. For HMC Fixes and update
    information, refer to the HMC Code Updates or the Server
    Firmware and HMC Wizard documents at Recommended Fixes:
   
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/667303

    For information regarding general HMC support information,
    go to the following URL:
   
https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral


  - Server Firmware

    Server firmware is part of the Licensed Internal Code that
    enables your hardware. As with other software, your server
    firmware should be kept current.
    For the IBM Server Firmware and HMC Code Wizard, see:
   
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/master-document-server-firmware-and-hmc-code-wizard

  - PTFs may be ordered through the Internet.  For more information,
    go to URL:
   
https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

  - Single PTFs, Group PTFs, and Cumulative PTF Packages ordered through
    Fix Central or using the SNDPTFORD command are shipped priority 2.

    The delivery criteria for Single PTFs, Group PTFs, and
    Cumulative PTF Package orders can be found at the following URL:
   
https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ssos/order_status

  - The following is a summary of the IBM i 7.3 information that is
    available through Electronic Customer Support (ECS):
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    : INFORMATION                                                : PTF #   :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : Order the latest cumulative PTF package                    : SF99730 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : Group HIPER PTF                                            : SF99729 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PSP Cur. Cumulative PTF Pkg Instructions        C1245730   : SF98193 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PSP Cur. Cumulative PTF Pkg Listing of PTFs     C1245730   : SF96193 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PSP Previous Cumulative PTF Pkg Instructions    C1098730   : SF98191 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PSP Previous Cumulative PTF Pkg Listing of PTFs C1098730   : SF96191 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PSP Previous Cumulative PTF Pkg Instructions    C0310730   : SF98192 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PSP Previous Cumulative PTF Pkg Listing of PTFs C0310730   : SF96192 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PSP information for current cumulative package: C1245730   : SF98730 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PSP info for previously supported cume package: C1098730   : SF98194 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PSP info for previously supported cume package: C0310730   : SF98195 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : Install PSP, including PRPQ service recommendations:       : SF98190 :
    : excluding Upgrades & Migration Corrections                 :         :
    : (Software Installation Information)                        :         :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : i 7.3 Upgrade & Migration Corrections (Info Center)        : SF98196 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : i 7.3 Installation - Memo to Users & Read This First       : SF98123 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : Summary of the i 7.3 High Impact/Pervasive (HIPER) PTFs    : SF98197 :
    : and Defective PTFs (PTFs that are in Error (PE))           :         :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : Complete detailed list of the i 7.3 Defective PTFs         : SF98198 :
    : (PTFs that are in Error (PE))                              :         :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : Complete detailed list of the i 7.3                        : SF98199 :
    : High Impact/Pervasive (HIPER) problems                     :         :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PSP information for installing i 7.3                       : MF98730 :
    : Licensed Internal Code and hardware devices                :         :
    : (Hardware LIC Information)                                 :         :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PSP Update for Server Firmware:                            : MH98730 :
    : Update Policy Set to HMC                                   :         :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PSP Update for Server Firmware:                            : MH98731 :
    : Update Policy Set to Operating System                      :         :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PTF Fix Cross-Reference Summary - i 7.1 to i 7.3           : SF97063 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : PTF Fix Cross-Reference Summary - i 7.2 to i 7.3           : SF97064 :
    :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
    : Summary of the generally available i 7.3 PTFs              : SF97730 :
    : (Fix Summary Listing)                                      :         :
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------


    DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS:
    ----------------------

    NOTE:  Refer to the chart above for a list of the currently
           available PSPs.

    SF99730 - Order this PTF number when you would like to receive the
              latest cumulative PTF package that is available in your
              country.

    SF99729 - Ordering this PTF number will result in the shipment of a
              CD-ROM containing all known HIPERs.  SF99729 will be refreshed
              on Tuesday of every other week.

    SF98192 - This PSP contains a short version of the cumulative PTF
              instructions and the detailed installation instructions for a
              previous cumulative package.

    SF96192 - This PSP contains the listing of PTFs on the cumulative PTF
              package for a previous cumulative package.

    SF98191 - This PSP contains a short version of the cumulative PTF
              instructions and the detailed installation instructions for a
              previous cumulative package.

    SF96191 - This PSP contains the listing of PTFs on the cumulative PTF
              package for a previous cumulative package.

    SF98193 - This PSP contains a short version of the cumulative PTF
              instructions and the detailed installation instructions for
              the current cumulative package.

    SF96193 - This PSP contains the listing of PTFs on the cumulative PTF
              package for the current cumulative package.

    SF98730 - This PSP contains information on all known High Impact and
              Pervasive (HIPER) PTF problems that are NOT included in the
              latest cumulative PTF package but may affect your operation.
              This PSP also contains General Information items. If there are
              any defective PTFs that were in the cumulative PTF package,
              they would also be listed in the PTFs in Error Section of this
              PSP.

    SF98194 - This PSP provides information for a specific cumulative PTF
              package level.  The summary table (above) cross references the
              PSP number to the cumulative package level. Order the PSP
              number that corresponds to the cumulative package you are
              installing or last installed. This PSP contains HIPERs and
              General Information items. If there are any defective PTFs
              that were in the cumulative PTF package, they would also be
              listed in the PTFs in Error Section of this PSP. The PSP for
              the cumulative package you have installed should be ordered
              periodically and reviewed for the latest information on known
              problems.

    SF98195 - This PSP provides information for a specific cumulative PTF
              package level.  The summary table (above) cross references the
              PSP number to the cumulative package level. Order the PSP
              number that corresponds to the cumulative package you are
              installing or last installed. This PSP contains HIPERs and
              General Information items. If there are any defective PTFs
              that were in the cumulative PTF package, they would also be
              listed in the PTFs in Error Section of this PSP. The PSP for
              the cumulative package you have installed should be ordered
              periodically and reviewed for the latest information on known
              problems.

    SF98190 - This PSP provides software installation information that
              should be reviewed before installing i 7.3 and before adding
              new program products.  Information in this PSP is grouped by
              product areas that may affect you during installation.

    SF98196 - This PSP file contains information about Upgrades &
              Migrations, including PTFs that are critical to operations
              that occur during the upgrade process and corrections to the
              Upgrade and Migration topics in the Information Center (i 7.3).

    SF98123 - A file containing the "Memo To Users" and the "Read This
              First" documents is available by ordering this PTF number. A
              printed copy of these documents is included with every i 7.3
              shipment.  This file is available as a convenience for those
              users who misplace their original copy.

    SF98197 - This PSP contains a summary of PTFs that have been identified
              as High Impact or Pervasive problems and a summary of
              Defective PTFs (PTFs that have been found to be in error).

    SF98198 - This PSP provides a complete list of i 7.3 Defective PTFs
              (PTFs in Error). Users who regularly order and apply
              individual PTFs should periodically review this PSP.

    SF98199 - This PSP provides a complete list of all the High Impact or
              Pervasive (HIPER) problems that have been discovered for i
              7.3.  Those users who support several systems at different
              cumulative package levels may find this PSP useful.

    MF98730 - This PSP provides information that should be reviewed before
              installing new systems or hardware devices. Problems that may
              affect the installation or operation of hardware devices are
              documented here.

    MH98730 - HMC code must be current. Refer to the HMC Code Updates
              document in Recommended Fixes:
             
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/667303

    MH98731 - This document applies to IBM i operating systems that have the
              Firmware Update Policy set to Operating System or systems not
              managed by an HMC. The server firmware information in this
              document does not apply to Model 595 systems. Server firmware
              fixes are ordered (using the SNDPTFORD command or Fix Central)
              and installed as PTFs using the IBM i operating system PTF
              installation functions. These PTFs have a prefix of MH. Refer
              to the Server Firmware document in Recommended Fixes:
             
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/667303

    SF97063 - This PSP provides a listing to assist you when upgrading from
              i 7.1 to i 7.3. This listing allows you to analyze the
              PTFs/Fixes you currently have installed on your i 7.1 system
              and determine which i 7.3 PTFs/Fixes you need to order to
              maintain the same or higher PTF/Fix level as you upgrade to i
              7.3.

    SF97064 - This PSP provides a listing to assist you when upgrading from
              i 7.2 to i 7.3. This listing allows you to analyzethe
              PTFs/Fixes you currently have installed on your i 7.2 system
              and determine which i 7.3 PTFs/Fixes you need to order to
              maintain the same or higher PTF/Fix level as you upgrade to i
              7.3.

    SF97730 - The listing provides you with a convenient reference of the
              license internal code fixes (fixes) and program temporary
              fixes (PTFS) that are available by IBM licensed program
              categories. This listing is updated regularly. You may choose
              to order a PTF/FIX that would effect one of your IBM licensed
              programs.


  C H A N G E   S U M M A R Y
  ---------------------------

  Section                           Last Update
  -----------------------           -----------
  PTFS in Error                     11 Aug 2021



  P T F S   I N   E R R O R
  -------------------------

  This section provides a complete list of PTFs that were
  found to cause problems for some users.  You should review
  the 'USERS AFFECTED' field for each item to decide if you
  are exposed to the problem.  If you are exposed to the problem,
  the 'RECOMMENDATION' should be followed.

  Users who regularly order and apply individual PTFs should
  periodically review PSP SF98198.

  Under certain conditions, we recommend that a PTF applied to
  your system be removed or that a PTF be omitted when applying
  a cumulative package.  Instructions for removing and omitting
  PTFs follow the PTFs in error.

  - 'DEFECTIVE PTF'    - This field contains the identity (PTF
                         number) of the PTF that is defective.

  - 'LICENSED PROGRAM  - The Licensed Program Number
     NUMBER'

  - 'APAR NUMBER'      - The identity of the APAR that reports the
                         problem.

  - 'USERS AFFECTED'   - This field describes the users who are
                         exposed to the problem.

  - 'REASON DEFECTIVE' - This field provides a description of the
                         problem caused by the error in the PTF.

  - 'RECOMMENDATION'   - This field describes the action you
                         should take to avoid the problem.

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  31. 11 Aug 2021 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI73463 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE75867

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users using
                                  SNADS distributions commands such as
                                  SNDDST, SNDNETF, and SNDNETSPLF may
                                  encounter distribution corruption or SMTP
                                  failures following an abnormal IPL or
                                  after running RCLSTG.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, some objects that
                                    are not a SNADS distribution object are
                                    being processed incorrectly as a SNADS
                                    distribution object.  SMTP processing may
                                    also show unexpected errors when starting.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI76760.

                                  If problems have already been identified,
                                  it is recommended that RCLSTG be run after
                                  the fixing PTF is applied to cleanup
                                  existing SNADS objects that have been
                                  affected.

                                  SI76760 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C1245730.
  30. 17 May 2021 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI75148 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE75638

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system ILE C++
                                  applications using template class
                                  'std::numpunct'.

                                  All IBM WebSphere Application Server v8.5
                                  and v9.0 product installations.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: If a C++ program or a service program meets
                                    following conditions:
                                       - It uses template class 'std::numpunt'.
                                       - It is created or updated on system
                                    with the PTF installed.
                                       - It references and binds to the below
                                    data exports from QSYS/QYPPSL510,
                                    QSYS/QYPPSL510T, QSYS/QYPPWL530 or
                                    QSYS/QYPPWL530T *SRVPGM.

                                    After applying the PTF, the calling ILE C++
                                    program or service program will fail with
                                    a MCH4437 - "Program import not found" or
                                    java.langUnsatisfiedLinkError message.
                                    This is because the calling program or
                                    service program refers to ILE C++ data
                                    exports which do not exist.

                                    The PTF removed the following data exports:

                                    Data exports added into QSYS/QYPPSL510
                                    *SRVPGM (C++ Standard Class Library RT):
                                       id__Q2_3std8numpunctXTc_
                                       id__Q2_3std8numpunctXTw_

                                    Data exports added into QSYS/QYPPSL510T
                                    *SRVPGM (C++ Standard Class Library RT
                                    teraspace RTBND(*LLP64)):
                                       _ZNSt8numpunctIcE2idE
                                       _ZNSt8numpunctIwE2idE

                                    Data exports added into QSYS/QYPPWL530
                                    *SRVPGM (UTF C++ Standard Class Library
                                    RT):
                                       id__Q3_3std9_UTF32_ON8numpunctXTc_
                                       id__Q3_3std9_UTF32_ON8numpunctXTw_

                                    Data exports added into QSYS/QYPPWL530T
                                    *SRVPGM (UTF C++ Standard Class Library RT
                                    teraspace RTBND(*LLP64)):
                                       _ZNSt9_UTF32_ON8numpunctIcE2idE
                                       _ZNSt9_UTF32_ON8numpunctIwE2idE

                                    The fixing PTF adds the data exports back.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI76297 for IBM i 7.3.

                                  SI76297 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C1245730.
  29. 05 May 2021 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF68555 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA49031

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF as an immediate PTF,
                                    many different file system problems can
                                    occur. These problems are usually
                                    associated with LIC log entries with major
                                    code 2B00 (Integrated file system). These
                                    problems can result in data loss and loss
                                    of access to certain objects.

                                    This is an immediate apply issue only.
                                    Delay apply of this PTF does not result in
                                    this problem.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF68666 for IBM i 7.3.

                                  MF68666 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C1245730.
  28. 25 Jan 2021 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF67844 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA48860

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: Database queries requiring CCSID
                                    translation may fail with an MCH3601
                                    message indicating the from program as
                                    DbpmTranslateOperation.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF68319 for IBM i 7.3.

  27. 02 Dec 2020 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF68140 for IBM i 7.3
                                   MF67591 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA48795

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users with a SAS
                                  attached TS4300 tape library.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, a SAS attached
                                    TS4300 tape library (D/T3555) will not
                                    configure properly.
                                   
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF68176.

                                  If a user has experienced the problem with
                                  a SAS attached TS4300 tape library they
                                  will need to apply the fixing PTF and then
                                  do one of the following:
                                  1) IPL the LPAR
                                  2) DLPAR remove and then add the SAS adapter
                                  3) Concurrent maintenance power off and
                                  then power on the SAS adapter

                                  MF68176 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C1098730.
  26. 29 Oct 2020 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI73926 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE74609

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users with
                                  SR-IOV logical ports that specify a
                                  non-zero Port VLAN ID and have a CCIN of
                                  2B93, 2CC0, 2CC1, 2CE3, or 2CE4.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, TCP/IP connections
                                    cannot be established. TCP/IP interfaces
                                    and line descriptions are active and all
                                    associated routes are available. Incoming
                                    TCP/IP packets from the adapter contain a
                                    Port VLAN ID, and the packets are then
                                    discarded by the TCP/IP stack.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI74624.

                                  A circumvention for the problem is to
                                  remove the Port VLAN ID from the SR-IOV
                                  logical port configuration on the HMC and
                                  add the Port VLAN ID to the IBM i TCP/IP
                                  interface configuration (ADDTCPIFC). The
                                  Ethernet line description must be in
                                  VARIED ON or ACTIVE status at the time the
                                  Port VLAN ID is removed from the SR-IOV
                                  logical port configuration.

                                  Note that PTF SI74624 is a distribution
                                  requisite of the latest Technology Refresh
                                  (TR) PTF. If you have applied the latest
                                  TR PTF to your system, you should apply
                                  the fixing PTF SI74624 for IBM i 7.3.

                                  SI74624 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C0310730.
  25. 06 Oct 2020 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI74198 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI74181 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI73910 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI73744 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI73735 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI73109 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI71844 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE74370

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, a restore of the
                                    QUSRSYS library fails to restore *UBPSPC
                                    (licensing usage) objects for products
                                    that are not currently installed.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI74275.

                                  If possible, the fixing PTF should be
                                  applied to a source system before backing
                                  up for recovery or migration purposes. If
                                  this is not possible, it is recommended to
                                  apply before restoring the QUSRSYS library
                                  on the recovery target system. If this is
                                  also not possible, any errors relating to
                                  the restore of *UBPSPC objects during the
                                  restore of QUSRSYS may be temporarily
                                  ignored. Another attempt to restore the
                                  library may be made after the fixing PTF
                                  can be applied.

                                  SI74275 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C0310730.
  24. 21 Jul 2020 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF67511 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA48477

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, systems IPLing
                                    (especially using a manual IPL) with
                                    certain configurations can terminate with
                                    unpredictable SRCs. SRCB6000406 or
                                    SRCB90031FF have been seen. There is also
                                    a LIC LOG vl0A004004 showing a damaged
                                    context index.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF67575.

                                  If this problem occurs, in most cases the
                                  damage will be corrected automatically
                                  during the context rebuild step of the
                                  next IPL, resulting in a long IPL.

                                  MF67575 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C0310730.
  23. 21 May 2020 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI73035 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI73030 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI72876 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE73697

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After loading the PTF, the IPL may fail
                                    with SRC B90037FF. A slip install of the
                                    OS will be required to correct the problem.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI73391.  If the IPL
                                  failed with SRC B90037FF, a slip install
                                  of the OS is required before installing
                                  SI73391.

                                  Customers who ordered SF99730 or SF99703
                                  between 05/15/2020 and 05/21/2020 may have
                                  received SF99703 level 18 as part of their
                                  order (the level shipped should be
                                  indicated in the documentation
                                  accompanying the order).   SF99703 level
                                  18 should not be installed without also
                                  installing PTF SI73391 either before or
                                  together, as SF99703 level 18 may result
                                  in system termination with B90037FF when
                                  installed without PTF SI73391.  SF99703
                                  level 19 has since been released and
                                  contains PTF SI73391.

                                  SI73391 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C0310730.
  22. 27 Mar 2020 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI71957 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI71729 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI71250 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI71075 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI69825 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE73000

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users saving
                                  database files specifying ACCPTH(*YES) or
                                  ACCPTH(*SYSVAL) with system value
                                  QSAVACCPTH = 1.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, saves of database

                                     files specifying ACCPTH(*YES) or
                                    ACCPTH(*SYSVAL) with system value
                                    QSAVACCPTH = 1 run longer due to increased
                                    page faulting.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI72233 for IBM i 7.3.

                                  SI72233 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C0128730.
  21. 09 Dec 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI70923 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE72609

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF  jobs may wait/hang
                                    on locks held by QPFRADJ.  The ENDSBS
                                    command may hang or loop.  If this occurs
                                    QPFRADJ will be looping, causing high CPU.
                                    An IPL is required to terminate the
                                    QPFRADJ task.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing PTF SI71718

                                  Note that PTF SI71718 is a distribution
                                  requisite of the latest Technology Refresh
                                  (TR) PTF. If you have applied the latest
                                  TR PTF to your system, you should apply
                                  the fixing PTF SI71718 for IBM i 7.3.

                                  SI71718 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C0128730.
  20. 29 Jul 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI69654 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5733SC1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE71792

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system 5733SC1 OpenSSH
                                  users.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF in delayed mode,
                                    sshd server fails to start due to missing
                                    user profile QSSHD.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI70596 for IBM i 7.3.

                                  SI70596 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C9311730.
  19. 22 Jul 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI70394 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770JV1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE71698

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system JDK80 64bit
                                  users.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, attempts to start
                                    any new Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) may
                                    result in "JVMJ9VM011W Unable to load
                                    jclse29"
                  RECOMMENDATION: First, permanently remove the defective
                                  PTF. Then, apply fixing PTF SI70505 for
                                  IBM i 7.3.

                                  SI70505 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C9311730.
  18. 22 Jul 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI70393 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770JV1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE71693

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system JDK80 32bit
                                  users.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, attempts to start
                                    any new Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) may
                                    result in "JVMJ9VM011W Unable to load
                                    jclse29"
                  RECOMMENDATION: First, permanently remove the defective
                                  PTF. Then, apply fixing PTF SI70502 for
                                  IBM i 7.3.

                                  SI70502 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C9311730.
  17. 28 Jun 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF65818 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA47823

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users running on
                                  very large partitions using main storage
                                  pools of at least 512 gigabytes.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, systems running
                                    certain workloads will experience
                                    performance degradation, including
                                    excessive paging in the main storage
                                    pools.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF66388 for IBM i 7.3.

                                  MF66388 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C9311730.
  16. 30 May 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MH01815 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5733909
                  APAR NUMBER: MB04215

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users with the
                                  following machine types/models: 900822L
                                  900922A 900941A 900942A 922322H 922342H
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: MH01815 upgrades the IBM i server to
                                    FW930.00.  An issue was found that causes
                                    resource information to be changed,
                                    specifically the location codes of some
                                    resources.  For IBM i standalone servers,
                                    the issue does not affect OS operations.
                  RECOMMENDATION: If you have already loaded AND applied
                                  MH01815, standalone (non HMC-managed IBM
                                  i) systems will have resource location
                                  changes following the apply IPL, and will
                                  generate new resources for internal use.
                                  This change will result in non-reporting
                                  hardware in Hardware Service Manager.
                                  While the non-reporting resources are
                                  effectively cosmetic, the removal of the
                                  non-reporting hardware should be done
                                  after the fixing PTF MH01816 (or its
                                  supersede), is applied.

                                  You can display the currently applied
                                  firmware using command DSPFMWSTS   If the
                                  *ACTIVE firmware level is "VL930_035
                                  MH01815", then the firmware with the issue
                                  is applied.

                                  Otherwise, perform the following IBM i
                                  command(s):
                                  DSPPTF LICPGM(5733909) SELECT(MH01815)
                                  RLS(V1R1M0). If the PTF is not found, no
                                  further action is required.

                                  If the PTF is in "Save file only" or "Not
                                  applied" status, issue the following
                                  command to delete it:
                                  DLTPTF PTF(MH01815) LICPGM(5733909)
                                  RLS(V1R1M0)

                                  MH01816 will upgrade the server to a FW930
                                  level without the location code changes.
                                   
                                  If you determine MH01815 is applied, there
                                  is no need to remove it.  You only need to
                                  load and apply MH01816.  After applying
                                  MH01816, and performing an IPL of the IBM
                                  i, you should remove the unneeded
                                  resources using the following steps:
                                  1. STRSST and sign in
                                  2. Option 1. Start a service tool
                                  3. Option 7. Hardware service manager
                                  4. Option 4.  Failed and non-reporting
                                  hardware resources
                                  5. Put a '4' (Remove) against the BCxx
                                  (Fabric I/O Bridge) resource that is
                                  listed, and then press Enter to remove,
                                  and Enter again to confirm the removal.

  15. 05 Mar 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF65608 for IBM i 7.3
                                   MF65603 for IBM i 7.3
                                   MF65584 for IBM i 7.3
                                   MF65546 for IBM i 7.3
                                   MF65537 for IBM i 7.3
                                   MF65494 for IBM i 7.3
                                   MF65440 for IBM i 7.3
                                   MF65435 for IBM i 7.3
                                   MF65417 for IBM i 7.3
                                   MF65401 for IBM i 7.3
                                   MF65391 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA47478

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users running
                                  queries (SQL or native) with the defective
                                  PTF applied.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the defective PTF, it is
                                    possible that some query results could
                                    experience incorrect  output due to this
                                    defect. As the incorrect output is access
                                    plan dependent it is difficult to
                                    characterize which queries might be
                                    impacted.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF65690 for IBM i 7.3.

                                  MF65690 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C9116730.
  14. 04 Feb 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF65568 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA47439

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users with
                                  Ethernet adapters with CCINs 2B93, 2CC0,
                                  2CC1, 2CE3, and 2CE4.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, small Ethernet
                                    frames may end up being dropped due to
                                    invalid checksums being computed.  This
                                    has been observed to impact telnet,
                                    Navigator for i, and IBM i Access Client
                                    Solutions connections to IBM i.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF65627 for IBM i 7.3.

                                  MF65627 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C9116730.
  13. 20 Sep 2018 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MH01783 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5733909
                  APAR NUMBER: MB04197

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users trying to
                                  update their system firmware via PTF.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: In band firmware update issues can occur.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MH01798.

  12. 14 Sep 2018 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF65195 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA47274

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i optical media users.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, writing to optical
                                    media may fail.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF65330 for i 7.3.

                                  MF65330 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C9116730.
  11. 26 Apr 2018 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF64774 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA47056

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, systems running
                                    certain IBM i NetServer SMB1 workloads may
                                    experience NetServer connection problems
                                    or loss of Windows file serving function.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF64938 for i 7.3.

                                  MF64938 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C8242730.
  10. 20 Apr 2018 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF64564 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA46343

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, the system may end
                                    abnormally with B6005121 or B6000103 when
                                    attempting to perform disk error recovery
                                    or disk unit statistics I/O that exceeds
                                    the disk unit queue depth.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF64570 for i 7.3.
                                  Before applying LIC PTF MF64570, it is
                                  recommended to permanently remove LIC PTF
                                  MF64564 to avoid permanently applying it.

                                  MF64570 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C8242730.
   9. 04 Jan 2018 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI65764 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI65874 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI65981 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI66048 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI66051 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI66165 for IBM i 7.3
                                   SI66245 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE68603

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users running
                                  queries with defective PTFs SI65764,
                                  SI65874,SI65981,SI66048,SI66051, SI66165,
                                  or SI66245 applied.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, the following
                                    problems may occur when a view, a program
                                    containing embedded SQL, or an SQL
                                    function or SQL procedure is created on
                                    the system with the PTF and then restored
                                    on a system at the same release without
                                    the PTF.
                                    1. Incorrect results for views or SQL
                                    queries in embedded SQL programs that use
                                    FETCH FIRST n ROWS
                                    2. Pervasive vlogs for SQL functions and
                                    procedures that have statements that run
                                    using expression evaluator.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing PTF SI66537 for i 7.3.
                                  After applying the fixing PTF any views,
                                  programs, SQL functions, and SQL
                                  procedures that were created while using
                                  the defective PTF should be re-created and
                                  re-deployed.

                                  SI66537 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C8242730.
   8. 20 Nov 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI65805 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE68396

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users with 1Gb
                                  Ethernet adapters FC 5899, CCIN 576F
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, line descriptions
                                    associated with Ethernet adapters with FC
                                    5899, CCIN 576F can fail to vary on
                                    resulting in loss of LAN connectivity.
                                    This error will typically be encountered
                                    when the line description specifies a line
                                    speed or duplex other than the default
                                    *AUTO values.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing PTF SI66267 to IBM i 7.3.
                                  Note that PTF SI66267 is a distribution
                                  requisite of PTF MF99203. If you have
                                  applied PTF MF99203 to your system, you
                                  should apply the fixing PTF SI66267.

                                  SI66267 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C8025730.
   7. 08 Sep 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI65349 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE68041

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i 7.3 operating system users with
                                  native fibre channel IOA's of these types
                                  577F, 578E, 578F, and have LIC PTF MF63640
                                  applied.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, the system may
                                    crash with a B6000103 SRC while IPLing.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing PTF SI65805 to IBM i 7.3.
                                  Note that PTF SI65805 is a distribution
                                  requisite of PTF MF99203. If you have
                                  applied PTF MF99203 to your system, you
                                  should apply the fixing PTF SI65805.

                                  SI65805 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C7283730.
   6. 16 Aug 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF63501 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA46566

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, PCI card CCINs FC
                                    EN15, FC EN16, FC EN17, and FC EN18 in
                                    dedicated SR-IOV mode may fail.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF64002 for i 7.3.

                                  MF64002 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C7283730.
   5. 10 Aug 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF63479 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA46559

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users with
                                  native fibre channel attached multi-path
                                  capable tape drives.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, saves that require
                                    multiple volumes will fail with a CPF5110
                                    message.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF63988 for i 7.3.

                                  MF63988 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C7283730.
   4. 10 Aug 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF63741 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA46562

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: After loading the PTF and creating new
                                    install media, performing a D-mode IPL and
                                    selecting the option to Initialize System
                                    and Install Licensed Internal Code caused
                                    a failure with return code 62.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF63992 for i 7.3,
                                  then create new Install media.

                                  MF63992 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C7283730.
   3. 13 Jul 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI63652 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                  APAR NUMBER: SE67681

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i 7.3 operating system users with
                                  MF99202 permanently applied.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: The system may crash with a B6000103 SRC
                                    while IPLing to install PTFs.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing PTF SI65329 to IBM i 7.3.
                                  Note that PTF SI65329 is a distribution
                                  requisite of PTF MF99202. If you have
                                  applied PTF MF99202 to your system, you
                                  should apply the fixing PTF SI65329.

                                  SI65329 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C7283730.
   2. 08 Feb 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF63029 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA46202

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users that start
                                  mirror protection on an auxiliary storage
                                  pool
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: Mirror protection was started on an ASP
                                    (Auxiliary Storage Pool). When the
                                    partition was IPLd, some pages on the
                                    disks were not synchronized between the
                                    mirror pairs of units in the ASP. This
                                    resulted in damaged objects in the ASP.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF63244 for i 7.3.
                                  The fixing PTF will not correct any damage
                                  that has occurred in the ASP.  You have to
                                  perform recovery actions to restore the
                                  data in the ASP.

                                  MF63244 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C7061730.
   1. 27 Apr 2016 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF61885 for IBM i 7.3
                  LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                  APAR NUMBER: MA45573

                  USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users that have
                                  applied LIC PTF MF61885.
                  REASON DEFECTIVE: Message CPF3795 from program QSRRSDEQ with
                                    error summary code C4C8.
                  RECOMMENDATION: Permanently remove LIC PTF MF61885 and then
                                  apply the fixing LIC PTF MF61943 for i
                                  7.3.

                                  MF61943 is included in cumulative PTF
                                  package C6299730.



  OMITTING A PTF
  --------------
  Refer to Appendix A in the detailed cumulative PTF package
  installation instructions.

  REMOVING A PTF
  --------------
  Refer to the IBM Knowledge Center:
 
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i
  IBM i and related software->Maintaining and managing IBM i and related software
  ->Using software fixes->Removing software fixes)



  R E A D E R   C O M M E N T S
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