As we begin this new year we look forward to new challenges that will impact how people like myself do our jobs. I'm also looking forward to meeting and talking with clients once again at the Interconnect conference next month in Las Vegas. Interconnect (formally referred to as Pulse) will be an opportunity for clients and users to look at and demo many of the new products that will be available to them in 2015. One of the things I'm really looking forward to in 2015 is the Maximo 7.6 release. For someone... [More]
Are you a new IBM customer? Do you need to download software or contact Product Support? If you are, or simply want to refresh yourself on IBM Support process, you may want to attend some of these informative webinars sponsored by the Business Analytics Client Care team.
For additional, non-technical assistance with Tivoli product, check out our Tivoli Client Care page . This team can help with connecting you to the right IBM resource, understanding how to best utilize IBM online offerings, and managing your IBM online ID and... [More]
After upgrading a Maximo application, one of the last steps you will need to perform is importing your reports. This is done using the importreports script file on windows or Unix. If your application server hosting Maximo is secured using digital certificates, the importreports script may fail to perform the import of your reports, if the root certificates are missing from the keystore that the command will use to connect to the application server.
How do you determine where they go?
The importreports.cmd and... [More]
I upgraded my seat. They served me beverages, called me by name and gave me dinner that wasn't double wrapped in cellophane. I was no longer seat 23B wresting for elbow and overhead space. Yea!
You can also upgrade to Maximo 76! Packed with new BI features highlighted in this diagram, Maximo 76 also includes an upgrade to BIRT 431. This new BIRT release enables multiple new features including
- New report viewer file export options
75 client and technical informational sessions. 6 User Group Meetings. 22 on-hands labs. 5 Meet the Expert Sessions. 6 Engagement Center Topics. The incredible Solution Expo stocked full of Maximo subject experts. And.... Maximo 76!
Wow. Maximo and Interconnect 2015 at the Mandalay Bay. February 22-26, 2015. It's going to be great...and it's going to be here real soon.
Check out the full listing of Maximo sessions, meetings,... [More]
MxLoader is a great tool and allows to perform massive updates in Maximo in few seconds. Updating attributes can be a little tricky so here is a little tutorial on how to do it.
First of all you have to download MxLoader and familiarize with it if you do not already know it. The User Guide has a nice introduction on how to use it.
When MxLoader is corretly working and connected to your Maximo server you can click on the 'New MxSheet' button and select the 'Assets - Asset Classification and Attributes'... [More]
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When using the Maximo Integration Framework (IF) in a clustered environment the following should be considered.
For best performance with minimal impact to users, the Maximo Integration Framework (IF) can be configured to run on a single WebLogic application server instance of Maximo while users log in and work with a User Interface (UI) cluster of Maximo instances.
In the below example, you will need 4 WebLogic application servers.
One application server will serve as the... [More]
You are using GSKit provided with WebSphere Application Server to generate a certificate signing request or a self-signed certificate to be used with Maixmo, and when running the java version of the command "gsk7cmd" to generate a 4096 bit key, you receive an invalidkeyexception showing the error "illegal key size".
How do you fix it?
If the policy files associated with this jre being used are not allowing you to create a 2048 bit certificate, you will need to replace the policy files... [More]
How do you restrict the list of values displayed in the change status dialog box within Workorder Tracking application, based on the current status of the workorder?
You might want to prevent users from changing the status of workorders that are in APPR (Approved) status to CAN (Canceled). The following is one way you might accomplish this task.
First, navigate to Condition Expression Manager and create a new conditional expression, such as in the following example:
In the fields provided,... [More]
During a workflow routing action, a user can enter a memo that you might want to include in your communications to other users.
You can add a substitution variable to your communication template to enable the current memo to be included in the email message sent to users when a workflow routing action is performed on a record.
For this to work correctly, the required format for this substitution variable must be:
Note: You must have TPAE... [More]
You attempt to clone an application using application designer in Maximo, and receive the error:
BMXAA4195E - The Application requires a value
One reason for this type of error is that the primarykeycolseq values in Maximo attributes have changed, causing the wrong fields to be validated within Maximo when performing certain actions.
If the primarykeycolseq values are incorrect for the APPLICATIONAUTH attributes, you will receive an error when attempting to clone an application within Maximo. This problem can occur if an... [More]
In Maximo 7.1 and 7.5, storeroom locations are not status-able objects. This means that storerooms that have no inventory items in them, and are no longer in use for any reason, are still available in applications and location lookup dialogs. Currently there is a Request for Enhancement record created to add this functionality to future releases of Tpae, however there is a way to set this up to prevent these storerooms from being visible to users using current releases, without significant administration efforts.
In today's blog post we will be using the iKeyman SSL tool on Windows to create and manage keystores, keys and certificates as well as provide some examples of how we can use this tool. We will describe the differences between self-signed and CA signed certificates, and will be creating a self-signed certificate for signing our own certificate request. Once signed, we will receive our certificates into the keystore our application will use.
iKeyman is shipped with WebSphere application server as well as many other IBM... [More]
I can't decide. Each one sounds so good. Each has features I love. Each has features ...well...I'm not so fond of. And each has possibilities I dream about at night.
How do you decide? Do you make a checklist? Do you go with your gut? Do you get inputs from others?
Maximo 76 provides a variety of report options for you to choose from via its Open Reporting Architecture. This has been designed to enable you to utilize the reporting tool or... [More]
There are times when you may wish to set a default value for a new attribute on an application, but using a default control or a
crossover domain does not work to set this default value. If you wish to automatically copy a value from one attribute to another
as you are entering the record, then sometimes the best way to do this is with an Automation Script. An Automation Script may
sound daunting but you can create a simple script with only a single line of code that will copy the value from one attribute to... [More]
Hello and happy new year! We have recently added information to the Maximo Asset Management wiki for installing Maximo Asset Management v7.5 and v7.6 within a WebSphere Application Server v8.5.5 Liberty profile environment.
WebSphere Liberty profiles are dynamic in nature and they allow WebSphere to provision only the features needed by the application. This architecture contributes to faster load speed and a smaller footprint.
To install Maximo Asset Management in a WebSphere Application Server v8.5.5 Liberty profile,... [More]
It's been a awhile since I've written my last blog, now that the new year is here, and the holidays are over it's time to get back to some knowledge sharing.
As many of you now know, Maximo 7.6 has been released. If you haven't seen the install please head on over to my colleagues series of blogs: Installing Maximo 7.6: A first look . Once you have Maximo 7.6 installed you may be wondering where all the 7.6 industry solutions are.
Although we are running Maximo 7.6, many of the 7.5 Industry... [More]
When creating the JVM in Web sphere the port gets assigned automatically.
There is way to assign a specific port based on availability and configuration needs.
First run netstat -a and identify the desired port. Then you should navigate to Environment >
Virtual Hosts > Application host >Host Aliases>and replace the assigned form with desired.
When done , navigate to Server Types > MXServer> Ports > Details and change the
WS_defaulthost to desired port. Please restart Application Server.
In this blog entry we will look at reducing high email listener email fetch latency which may result when there is be a need to frequently create service requests from IMAP messages that have large documents attached.
To keep things simple, the constants will be a Tpae 7.5.0.X environment and a simple email server program both running on the same system. The initial conditions are the MXServer shut down and a batch of 6 emails, each with a 15 MB PDF attachment, sitting on the email server. The... [More]