Checking systems for recommended IBM PTFs - Assure_DB2_Data_Monitor_(DB2MON) - Assure_Elevated_Authority_Manager_(EAM) - Assure_Encryption - Assure_Monitoring_and_Reporting_(AMR) - Assure_Secure_File_Transfer - Assure_Secure_File_Transfer_ - Assure_Secure_File_Transfer_PGP - Assure_Secure_File_Transfer_with_PGP - Assure_Security_Multi-Factor_Authentication_(MFA) - Assure_System_Access_Manager_(SAM) - Required_for_All_Modules - assure_ioptimize - assure_itera - assure_mimix - 10.0

License Manager for IBM i Products

Product type
Software
Portfolio
Integrate
Product family
Assure
Product
Assure Security > Assure System Access Manager (SAM)
Assure Security > Assure Security Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Assure Security > Assure Elevated Authority Manager (EAM)
Assure Security > Assure Secure File Transfer with PGP
Assure Security > Assure Secure File Transfer
Assure iOptimize
Assure Security > Assure Encryption
Assure Security > Assure DB2 Data Monitor (DB2MON)
Assure Security > Assure Monitoring and Reporting (AMR)
Assure Security > Required for All Modules
Assure iTERA
Assure MIMIX™ Software
Version
10.0
Language
English
Product name
Assure
Title
License Manager for IBM i Products
Copyright
2023
First publish date
1999

Precisely recommends that certain IBM PTFs be applied on all systems or LPARs where you plan to install or previously installed a supported version of Assure MIMIX, iOptimize, Assure iTERA, Assure QuickEDD, or Assure Security. Precisely provides the Check IBM PTF (CHKIBMPTF) command to simplify the method of determining whether the recommended PTFs are applied. The command is delivered in these ways:

  • As part of License Manager, which is installed when MIMIX or iOptimize products are installed, when Assure Security 6.0 or higher is installed, or when iTERA 6.2.06.00 or higher is installed or QuickEDD 24.2.27 or higher is installed. Use this version any time after installing software, but be aware that the PTF list in this version represents the recommended PTFs at the time the installed version of License Manager was released. The list in this version is only updated when you install a more recent service pack. This version of the command is located in the LAKEVIEW library.

  • In the iTERA product. On systems with only iTERA installed, the command is available in iTERA 6.1.20 through 6.2.05.00 and is packaged in the main product library. For these versions of iTERA, the command is not included with the version of License Manager shipped with iTERA. Use this version any time after installing software, but be aware that the PTF list in this version represents the recommended PTFs at the time the installed version of the product was released. The list in this version is only updated when you install a more recent service pack.

  • Packaged in a downloadable stream file attached to Knowledgebase article 45894. This version is always up to date with the latest list of recommended PTFs. Use this version before installing on a new system or any time you need to check for the latest recommended PTFs. Always restore the command to the CHKIBMPTF library as indicated in the knowledgebase article.

IMPORTANT! If you download the command from the Knowledgebase, always restore it to the location identified in the Knowledgebase article. The downloaded version does not update the version in the LAKEVIEW library or the iTERA product library. Never attempt to restore the downloaded version to the LAKEVIEW library or the iTERA product library as doing so may adversely affect subsequent software installs.

The CHKIBMPTF command runs on a single system. Run the command on all systems where MIMIXs, iOptimize, iTERA, Assure QuickEDD, or Assure Security is or will be installed. Running the command checks that system for recommended IBM PTFs and generates two QPRINT outputs. One output file lists the status of only the PTFs that require attention or corrective action. The other output file lists all the recommended PTFs and their status on the system. You can also use the release-specific PTF list in the knowledgebase article to link to PTF cover letters for additional details about a PTF.

To run the command within License Manager, use the following command from each system: LAKEVIEW/CHKIBMPTF.

To run the command within iTERA, sign on with the iTERA Admin profile and use the following command on an iTERA command line on each system: CHKIBMPTF.

To download and run the Knowledgebase version of the command, use the instructions in the Knowledgebase article to run the command on each system.