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]
So you've configured or are configuring Maximo to authenticate with a directory server. You've set the base entries to determine which Organizational Unit's you will be bringing into your repository and you realize; you don't want all the users in each of the OU's to have the option to authenticate (in all authenticated mapping), you don't want to configure base entries for many different OU's bringing in users you don't need to exist in the repository, you may just want users from a specific group be brought in... [More]
I'm back again this week with part 2 of my three part series on linear assets. Today we'll take a closer look at a usage case and see how the functionality of linear assets can make life much easier for you....
Here's the scenario:
- A public works department for a US state is responsible for the maintenance and repairs on a local highway
- Dispatcher and Planners need to easily define and direct work crews to very specific segments of the highway that needs repairs
- Features,... [More]
This is a true story (film rights reserved) but some names, events and facts may have been changed (due mainly to my typing and proofreading skills)
A tale of a hero - IBM Support Assistant ( ISA ) Team Server 5 and his sidekick (that would be me)
and of a villain - RC=13
It all started one wet and miserable morning in a small dark room in a place not so very far away. Disaster had struck as my server had just run out of memory. What could I do. Where could I turn. I had heard tales of a... [More]
As any long time application user in Maximo knows, status changes can be unforgiving at times. Change a record to a status that causes it to go into history too soon and it's problems. Status changes in Maximo always tend to call huge amounts of logic to be executed when a change happens and reverting back is not always that easy. For instance, when a work order is changed to closed from approved, the logic called is huge. Checks are done against the inventory table, PO tables, Labor tables just to mention a few. A historied record... [More]
IBM offers Maximo focused webinars for clients and business partners looking to maximize their product investment. I'd like to take this opportunity to promote the next webinar in the Maximo Friday series.
IBM Maximo Health, Safety and Environmental Manager
Increase profitability and productivity, reduce operating costs, and minimize enterprise risk
Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Presenter: Darren Kwasnycia, Maximo HS&E Solution Specialist
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After working supporting Maximo for the past 9 years I have started posting to share some of what I have learned. In my time here I have spoken to so many different kinds of Maximo users, from the super advanced, to the user who is seeing it for the first time. My hopes are to share my knowledge, have people see the product in a different way and to spark conversation about the versatile software called Maximo.
Sometimes I wonder, automatic or manual, which is better. I say that anything we can automate let's do it... [More]
You may have installed Maximo Anywhere recently and you chose to use the full version of WebSphere as your application server over WebSphere Liberty Profile or Apache. When going through the install screens you may have noticed you can't change the appcenteradmin password from the install panels. Have you ever wondered where this user is stored? How to change the password for appcenteradmin? Or even create another user? If so continue to read further.
The first part is understanding where this user is created and stored. The Worklight... [More]
I helped a customer today to access part of the Maximo help system. He had installed a new product and could not see the help screens for them "The topic that you have requested is not available." This meant that Maximo application help properly pointed to the topic, but the topic files were unavailable in the deployed help ear. The rest of the Maximo help system worked fine.
This told me that he had installed and deployed the Maximo application (maximo.ear), but had not built and deployed the updated Maximo help... [More]
This is a cross post fro m Se r vic e Ma n age m ent 360 si t e .
Continuing with my blogs on Maximo Anywhere Configuration examples, in this blog: How to add a Maximo field to an IBM Maximo Anywhere work list
I cover the steps to implement the addition of a field into the list of Work Orders which show up when you login into Maximo Anywhere Work Execution App. These steps include:
Determining the Maximo field you... [More]
Just yesterday, I came home from a trip to Park City, Utah. If you've never been to Park City, I would suggest you add it to your bucket list. Park City is a beautiful mountainside community approximately 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. The home to the Sundance Film Festival and the Kimball Arts Festival, Park City was the also the host site of the 2002 Winter Olympics. It lies close to the Wasatch National Forest with it's stunning scenery and locales (Mirror Lake is my personal favorite). And lest I not forget the purpose of... [More]