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This page contains information regarding the latest IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh.
|Technology Refresh release date¹||Description||Technology Refresh PTF Group Level²||Corresponding 5770-999 Resave Level and Marker PTF||5770-999 Technology Refresh PTF²|
|09/14/2018||IBM i 7.2 TR9||SF99717
|03/16/2018||IBM i 7.2 TR8||SF99717
|10/27/2017||IBM i 7.2 TR7||SF99717
|03/17/2017||IBM i 7.2 TR6||SF99717
|11/11/2016||IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh 5 (TR5)||SF99717
|05/20/2016||IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh 4 (TR4)||SF99717
|11/20/2015||IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh 3 (TR3)||SF99717
|05/29/2015||IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh 2 (TR2)||SF99717
|11/11/2014||IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh 1 (TR1)||SF99717
¹All dates are shown in MM/DD/YYYY format
²Detailed description of Technology Refresh content can be found in developerWorks, under IBM i Technology Updates Hardware and Firmware.
Technology Refresh release date
The date when the Technology Refresh was made available.
The description of the Technology Refresh.
Technology Refresh PTF Group Level
This identifies the vintage of the Technology Refresh PTF Group. The Technology Refresh PTF Group is a PTF Group that contains a Technology Refresh PTF for a particular GA, plus related PTFs, including the most recent pre-GA fixes. In general, the Technology Refresh PTF Group should be installed rather than the individual Technology Refresh PTF. A higher PTF group level number indicates a more recent group. Only the most recent version of a PTF group is available to be downloaded or ordered.
Corresponding 5770-999 Resave Level
This identifies the 5770-999 Resave level that corresponds to this Technology Refresh. The Resave contains the technology refresh plus related code, including fixes. The name of 5770-999 Resave contains the VRM plus a letter to indicate the Resave level, e.g., RS720-A, RS720-B.
The marker PTF is a PTF that can only appear on a system if it was installed with an IBM supplied Resave. These markers are cumulative, meaning systems may have more than one of the Marker PTFs available. The highest Marker PTF number found can be used to determine what Resave level of the product is installed. The Marker PTF refers to the Resave Level, not the Technology Refresh Level.
5770-999 Technology Refresh PTF
This identifies the vintage of the Technology Refresh PTF. A Technology Refresh is a PTF for a specific release / VRM. IBM identifies the Technology Refresh PTF level for 5770-999 by a set of reserved PTF numbers: MF991xx, with high digits indicating more recent Technology Refresh PTFs. Later Technology Refresh PTFs for a particular release are supersets of previous Technology Refresh PTFs for that release, and systems may have more than one Technology Refresh PTF installed. Later versions of the Technology Refresh PTF for a release will supersede previous versions. The currently active version of a Technology Refresh PTF on a system is the PTF with the highest MF991xx PTF ID in applied status.
How to determine the Technology Refresh PTF Group level installed on a system
To determine the Technology Refresh PTF Group level installed on a system, do a Work PTF Group function. Find the PTF group named SF99717. There may be multiple different levels of the group installed on the system. The latest level (the one with the highest level number) with the status of Installed is the current level of the fix group that is active. It is a best practice to keep the latest level of the Technology Refresh PTF Group (not just the latest Technology Refresh PTF) installed on your system.
How to determine the Resave level installed on a system
To determine the Resave level of 5770-999, do a Display PTF function for product 5770-999. Marker PTFs for this product are in the format of REnnnnn. The highest number Marker PTF on your system, matched with the table above, indicates the Resave level for this product.
How to determine the Technology Refresh PTF level installed on a system
To determine the Technology Refresh PTF level of 5770-999, do a Display PTF function for product 5770-999. Technology Refresh PTFs for this product are in the format of MF99nnn. The highest number Technology Refresh PTF on your system, matched with the table above, indicates the Technology Refresh level for this product.
14 November 2019