IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (July 2022)

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech Solutions Quarterly Maintenance program.

7.5
7.4
7.3
7.2
7.1
6.1
V5R4

Cumul Pack
22104
22125
22132
21084
17192
15063
12094

Tech. Refresh

6
12
9
11

Grp Hipers
8
84
163
217
283
210
204

DB Group
1
21
29
27
43
33
33

DB2 Mirror
1
19




Java Group
2
15
26
36
48
41
34

Print Group



3
13
31
49

Backup/Recov.
2
32
58
77
75
61
57

Blade/IXA/IXS



1
16
30
15

HTTP
3
21
40
51
53
46
36

TCP/IP

7
11
12
11
17
22

Security
5
36
76
109
110
60
 33

High Availability
1
10
18
21
18
 5

Hardware

2
18
35
44
 17

Open Source


6
6
6

The easiest way to check your levels is to issue the command WRKPTFGRP. They should all have a status of installed, and you should be up to the latest for all the above, based upon your release. Now there are more groups than the ones listed above, but these are the general ones that most people require. We can help you know which group PTFs you should be installing on your machine based upon your licensed programs. Here is a nice tidbit. The Cumulative PTF package number is broken down as YDDD, where Y is the year and DDD is the day it was released. Therefore, if we look at the cumulative package for 7.3, the ID is 21245. We can determine that it was created on the 245th day of 2021, which is September 2, 2021. Look at your machine and this will give you a quick indication of just how far out of date in PTFs you may be.

HMCs

Fixes are listed below in the order in which they should be installed for each software version. If you are upgrading to a new release, install the base version from recovery media or network image and then apply updates in the order listed. If you already have fixes applied and your current fix level is not in this list, just start with the next higher-numbered fix pack in the list. Be sure to read the release …

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