SAP on IBM i: SAP Support Required PTF Lists have been updated

On December 2nd, 2022, IBM i 7.5 TR1 was released along with Db2 for i PTF Group SF99950 Level 3, as well as IBM i 7.4 TR 7 along with Db2 for i PTF Group SF99704 Level 23. You can get a quick overview over the enhancements for IBM i 7.5 at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ibm-i-75-tr1-enhancements and for IBM i 7.4 at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ibm-i-74-tr7-enhancements. A general entry point for the various Technology Refreshes with their enhancements can be found at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/1119129. If you use the online mode of the command RGZPFM, you may be especially interested in the Online reorganize physical file member (RGZPFM) enhancement.

The SAP Support Required PTF Lists, formerly known as Information APARs, have been updated to include these new levels. Together with the Technology Refreshes and the Db2 for i PTF groups, the cumulative PTF packages and the High Impact/Pervasive PTF groups were updated. For IBM i 7.3, the PTF groups were also updated with mainly bug fixes, and for IBM i 7.2, the Hiper PTF group was updated to include the latest security fixes.

The PTF lists can be found at the following links:

IBM i 7.2: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/sap-support-required-ptf-list-ibm-i-72
IBM i 7.3: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/sap-support-required-ptf-list-ibm-i-73
IBM i 7.4: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/sap-support-required-ptf-list-ibm-i-74
IBM i 7.5: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/sap-support-required-ptf-list-ibm-i-75

If you want to download the PTF lists to your SAP systems with the help of a program, take a look at our sample program and blog entry from July 18th, 2022.

We recommend that you apply the current PTF levels for preventive maintenance whenever you are performing your next scheduled maintenance.

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