"What does this button do?"
I've been working with Maximo customers in a support capacity for a number of years now, but I haven't lost my ear for detecting that delicate blend of mild frustration and proactive curiosity in a client's voice when he or she asks me about various features and functionalities of Maximo that appear to be undocumented and otherwise unknown about by the client. It is in these moments when I realize that my existence here at IBM is on a metaphysical plane of great integrity. Is... [More]
I was recently working an issue where a reverse proxy was configured with Maximo using IBM Edge. After the proxy was configured all users logging into Maximo via the proxy were being automatically redirected to the sign-out page (exit.jsp). I ran several tests, including logging in with the same users via the IHS and the Web Container port directly. The users could log in fine this way, so the problem appeared by be directly related to the proxy.
Maximo has a table called LOGINBLOCK , this table contains IP addresses that... [More]
This is a cross post fro m Se r vic e Ma n age m ent 360 si t e .
Are you interested in mobile solutions for your Maximo deployment? Did you know that Maximo Anywhere 7.5.1 has just been released, and that it includes important new features, like:
Improved Experience for Configuration and Customization of Apps?
In this blog Top 5 new features... [More]
When connection settings is activated, mobile device users can switch between two
instances of Worklight® Server without having to rebuild and deploy the apps.
By default, connection settings is not activated, but it can be activated in the
build.properties file. Activating connection settings can produce unexpected
results in the work order list. When you switch to a new instance of Worklight
Server, and if the application data was not cleared, work orders from the previous
instance and the new instance of Worklight... [More]
Having a proper preventive maintenance program in place is key when it comes to managing locations and assets in any organization. A well constructed maintenance plan can save in labor hours and down time, so why not start using the Preventive Maintenance application? The application allows for the plan to be created against either a location or asset and has the flexibility to be either time or meter based and can be set to be active on the dates you specify. It allows for us to also add job plans which contain the details of the work to be... [More]
Now that we've looked at what linear assets are and a case study for their use.........
We know that linear assets.....
Are defined by length
Can accurately depict assets that are defined by their length
Length of assets impact maintenance and work against the assets
They have start and end points that are defined by units of measure
Can be broken down into defined segments and reference points
Because of these unique characteristics, linear assets can... [More]
In Maximo Inventory Insights, we develop the product according to the software design practice of continuous delivery. This means we can rapidly, reliably and repeatedly release feature enhancements and bug fixes to clients at low risk and at regular intervals. Since we released back in March, we have released several feature enhancements that you might not be aware of.
Here's a quick summary of what we've been working on.
You can quickly identify inventory items by... [More]
This post will cover some of the same ground as a series I published last year . Those postings went into depth on setting up a new WebSphere Application server, database server, and setting up application server security with LDAP, but didn't go into much depth about doing the WebSphere application server "migration". using the term migration is misleading--I am recreating the Maximo application server on a new server.
I decided recently that I need to re-image the Windows server that hosts four of... [More]
I'm back again, changing things up a bit this week from the usual LDAP blog. Today we are going to talk about clustering and go into a detail step by step guide to configuring WebSphere 8.5.5 in a horizontal cluster. Unlike a vertical cluster which is built up on the same server, a horizontal cluster spans multiple servers/nodes to allow for another layer of fail over.
Clustering is appropriate for implementations with a large user load, as you add more users you may need to add additional JVM's to either the existing nodes... [More]
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Gaining and Managing Access to Your Software - including managing contacts,... [More]
When defining an alphanumeric attribute for a MBO (let's call it MYDESCRIPTION ), the database configuration application permits a long version by checking the "Long Description Owner?" flag. At saving time, Maximo automatically adds a new attribute linked to the alphanumeric attribute: its name is automatically set to the source attribute name plus the _LONGDESCRIPTION suffix (so for the previous example the long description attribute will be MYDESCRIPTION _ LONGDESCRIPTION ) and the Maximo type is automatically set to LONGALN .... [More]
Out of Memory condition could occur when deploying ear file in Websphere console or when running Maximo 7.5
Additional configuration from Websphere is needed to avoid getting error: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space in the log.
Open the WebSphere Application Server administration site by typing http://hostname:port/ibm/console .
The port is the number of the HTTP administrative port, which is 9060 by default. Type an ID (any ID without a password) and log in to it.
Select Servers > Application... [More]