Today, I'm going to go over step by step installing an Interim Fix. At first glance, this might seem to be a minor topic. After all, we have been releasing Interim Fixes and Fix Packs for Maximo for years now. And why another long blog post for it?
It is because the process for installing Interim Fixes (and later on, Fix Packs as well) has changed significantly for Maximo 7.6.
Beginning with this Interim Fix, we are now able to take advantage of the installation technology we introduced with this Maximo release, IBM... [More]
We've had a few calls about this one, so I thought a quick post here would be helpful. When you download Maximo 7.6 from Passport Advantage, you need to extract and combine all of the decompressed files into a single directory. On Windows, it will look something like this:
12/12/2014 11:36 AM <DIR> .
12/12/2014 11:36 AM <DIR> ..
11/26/2014 11:15... [More]
I have been trying to figure out for the last few months what to write my new blog about. I decided that I would create a running series of tips and tricks that can be used in Maximo and do a running entries as I learn them. So my first entry will be today about the item master application and adding a new asset taking into account the default stock categories.
In Maximo 7 we have the ability to set the default stock category in the Organizations applications:
The default stock category set in the... [More]
I have a dispute...with a yardstick. He proudly displayed 'Everything you Want' after another 11.5" of snow was received. With a total snowfall of over 90" in the last 4 weeks, I could only shake my frozen, wool scarf and hat covered head in dismay.
The new Cognos BI Features in Maximo 76 give you ' Everything You Want '. New entitlement to the Cognos10.2.1 BI Server gives you direct access to its powerful enterprise tools including Cognos... [More]
Did you know that Maximo cron tasks have some built in fault tolerance? Did you know that where cron tasks run can be controlled? Did you know that by using built in functionality, you can manage load on any particular JVM server? It’s all there and it’s been there for a long time. Here we’ll tell you about best practices in using this function and about a brand new property in Maximo 7.6.
As far back as 2005 cron tasks have had some fault tolerant capabilities. To understand... [More]
If you have added just a few database entries to a table that has a language table and want to add an entry in the language table for a secondary language, you can do this manually.
In this example, we will insert an Italian and German record in the Language table for Maxlabels.
Before you try adding secondary translations, make sure Multi Language is set up for your column,
select mlsupported, mlinuse from maxattribute where objectname = 'MAXLABELS' and attributename = 'VALUE';
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It can happen you misplace your password for the WebSphere Administrative Console where you have your Maximo deployed.
There are various ways to retrieve such a password and if your account is locked, how to unlock the account.
The 2 main ways to disable and again enable the security are as follows:
A) By way of manual edit of the security.xml file -->
1. Create a copy of the security.xml file, in the event you need to do any roll backs.
2. Disable the security from the security.xml file (change... [More]
For Maximo 7.6 customers who use the MIF's Message Tracking feature, there is a new archiving utility for Message Tracking data. You can archive the message tracking data and/or the related XML messages. See the details on this utility in the MIF section of the Maximo WIKI:
I just posted a video on YouTube about Knowledge Center , IBM's help system for technical content. The video shows you how to search and filter content, generate PDFs, and combine content for multiple products. The video is also embedded below. If you have any questions or feedback, leave a comment on this post.
Are you a business partner who implements Maximo and is looking for ways to differentiate your services? Are you a customer thinking about implementing Maximo and you want to get to fast ROI? Does 60 minutes seem ridiculous? A couple of years ago you would have been right. It was ridiculous to think you could have the most powerful asset management platform software running with industry best practices and your data in an hour. Today, it’s possible.
OK, let’s be real. Will... [More]
Maximo 7.6 has recently been released and adds a number of great new user interface features.
Hover Dialogs are a new feature that display additional information related to a field when you hover
your computer mouse over the field. For example in the image below, if you hover over the Reported By
field in Work Order Tracking, it will display additional details related to the field value.
Customer Satisfaction is and has always been a very important part of ANY business.
I used to be a CSAT Lead for the Maximo WW Support segment @ IBM and wrote an interesting article on customer facts putting in perspective how important it is for anybody to engage with their respective client by telephone as well as in writing.
Now we are at the start of a new year, I like to share those CSAT and Service facts with you to make you (re) think about what CSAT means to you whether you are in Support, Sales ,Services or an actual end... [More]
I can't decide , can't control my hunger and can't stop talking about Maximo 76!
In Maximo 76, the listing of new and updated BI features is astounding! Included in this feature set is Ad Hoc or QBR Reporting. Ad Hoc reporting empowers business and power users to create their own reports for their unique business and project needs. Starting in Maximo 76, numerous new features have been introduced including adding calculations on one or more... [More]