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IBM i Resaves - Information for IBM i 7.4


This page contains the latest IBM i 7.4 Resave media information.


IBM i 7.4 Resave history (with 7.4.0 Machine Code)
Resave release date1 Description 5770-999
Resave Level Marker PTF
5770-SS1
Resave Level Marker PTF
04/16/2021 IBM i 7.4 TR4 GA - Support for POWER9 features announced on 13 April 2021. RS-740-F
RE21065
RS-740-00
AP19119
11/13/2020 IBM i 7.4 TR3 GA - Support for POWER9 features announced on 6 October 2020. RS-740-E
RE20278
RS-740-00
AP19119
05/15/2020 IBM i 7.4 TR2 GA - Support for POWER9 features announced on 14 April 2020. RS-740-D
RE20095
RS-740-00
AP19119
01/10/2020 Resave to incorporate PTF MF66896.  MF66896 fixes a problem, when upgrading to IBM i 7.4 TR7, where IPLs hang at SRC C6003962 in some environments not being managed by an HMC.  For more information, refer to https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/1137502. RS-740-C
RE19278
RS-740-00
AP19119
11/15/2019 IBM i 7.4 TR1 GA - Support for POWER9 hardware and other features announced on 8 October 2019. RS-740-B
RE19348
RS-740-00
AP19119
06/21/2019 IBM i 7.4 GA RS-740-A
RE19100
RS-740-00
AP19119

1 All dates are shown in MM/DD/YYYY format.

Resave release date:
The date when the Resave was made available.

Description:
The description of the Resave.

5770-999 and 5770-SS1 Resave Level:
The Resave level identifies the vintage of the Resave. IBM identifies the Resave level on the 5770-999 and 5770-SS1 (base) media. IBM uses levels A-B-C for the 999 versions and levels 00-10-20 for the SS1 versions. We also include the VRM in the level to help avoid confusion between releases.

Marker PTF:
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.

How to determine the Resave level installed on a system:
To determine the Resave level of 5770-999, do a display PTF's function for product 5770-999. Marker PTF's for this product are in the format of REnnnnn. The highest number Marker PTF on your system, matched with the charts above, indicates the Resave level for this product.

To determine the Resave level of 5770-SS1, do a display PTF’s function for product 5770-SS1. Marker PTF's for this product are in the format of APnnnnn. The highest number Marker PTF on your system, matched with the charts above, indicates the Resave level for this product.

How to determine the Resave level on a physical distribution DVD from IBM:
Look on the label printed on the DVD. For 5770-SS1 the DVD label would contain RS740-xx. For example, if a filename of RS740-00 exists then the media is for 7.4.0 Resave level '00'. For 5770-999, the DVD label would contain RS740-A. The Resave level is ‘A’. If the information is not printed on the label, use the following instructions.

How to determine the Resave level on a DVD that does not have a printed label:
For example, physical copies made from electronically downloaded images or images stored on your system as VMI images.

For 5770-999 (I_BASE_01), do a display of the file content on this DVD or DVD image. Look for a filename in the root directory of the DVD that would indicate the Resave level in the filename itself. For example, if a filename of RS_740_A exists, then the media is for 7.4.0 Resave level 'A'.

For 5770-SS1 (B_GROUPx_01), do a display of the file content on this DVD or DVD image. Look for a filename in the root directory of the DVD that would indicate the Resave level in the filename itself. For example, if a filename of RS740_00 exists, then the media is for 7.4.0 Resave level '00'.


Additional resources

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Modified date:
22 March 2021

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