In a recent entry in the Process Automation blog, Barbara Ballard provides a set of tips for improving the performance of queries that start with " select * from doclinks. ". The information applies perfectly to #Maximo Asset Management. For details, see the original blog entry (http://ibm.co/qXlW1b).
Do you ever find yourself stuck in car or airline traffic? If you have, do you find yourself deeply sighing or groaning in agony thinking of where you need to be? Or do you become a pounder – pounding your fists on the steering wheel or your feet thru the airline concourse while a number of choice words come muttering out of your mouth?
Living in the Boston Area for the last 12 years, I’ve encountered a number of car and airline traffic jams. My most recent traffic jam was last night... [More]
This past week I was on vacation with my family. We did Disney World, the Disney Cruise and a brief stop at Kennedy Space Center before heading home. We traveled with 5 families and with the outreach programs I do (I run e-Week programs at schools in my home town which shows kids that engineering jobs can be fun) they all know IBM. We saw IBM logos on cash registers, as sponsors of an exhibit at EPCOT and we even got a glimpse of a Maximo Work Order on a mobile device when we saw a technician at our hotel making a repair. My 9 year old... [More]
Sitting here in my cube with my stomach growling at a increasingly rapid pace, I can’t help but think of how the Maximo database is like a food buffet. Those huge, long food buffets overflowing with food often found on a cruise ship, in Las Vegas, or if you’re lucky, at a neighbor’s open house. We often overindulge at these buffets, eating well over our capacity – because the food is there and we think we need it.
Like buffets, Maximo users often have access to large amounts of data. And with this access, users may believe they... [More]
Are you interested in solutions that handle high availability for unplanned outages considering all the components of your Tivoli's process automation engine (Tpae) based product? The white paper "Providing High Availability for Tivoli Process Automation Engine based applications" is now available on the ISM Library at http://ibm.co/oeuy1c
This paper explores high availability solutions for products based on Tpae. High availability solution for these products rely on the high availability of underlying components such as IBM... [More]
In the last few BiLog entries, I've talked about a variety of performance enablers, including
Enabling Complex reports to be executed via schedules only at http://ibm.co/ov4ShP
Defining‘non-peak server time’ when complex reports should be executed at http://ibm.co/qUYirf
Setting record limits to minimize user data (process) overindulgences at http://ibm.co/qy6JbX
While doing this, I’ve also brought in some analogies on enormous food buffets, and agonizing Boston Area Traffic.
Today, I'll build upon the... [More]
have questions on the future reporting direction of Maximo? Have you heard about V7RI for Maximo 6 but don't know what it is? Are you having problems locating the listing of delivered reports in the Version 7 releases? Is it
true you can edit a QBR report in the 7.5 releases? To get these and other Maximo reporting questions answered, please join me on Tuesday, September 20th at 10am EST for 90 minutes of a live, interactive session on Maximo reporting. In the first 30 minutes of the session, we will review the report options... [More]
Maximo Activity Dashboard (PerfMon)
The Maximo Activity Dashboard commonly known as PerfMon is available as a UI Interface from Maximo version 7 onwards. It is normally used when debugging performance related problems in Maximo.
Here are some of the capabilities of PerfMon –
Provides information on Individual Request Processing Time on the server side including –
Overall response time
Average response time for similar kind of... [More]
Check out the files section of the Asset Management group and you'll find something new! The Best Practices for System Performance 7x white paper has been updated to version 1.4. Starting with this version, you'll find the performance best practices white paper here in Service Management Connect (SMC) for easier access and to take advantage of all the features available when using SMC Files. However, never fear, the product wikis will continue to link to the white paper should you prefer to get it there. You'll also find links to the white... [More]
What do an airline, a national train operator, and a global engine manufacture have in common? They probably have any number of things in common, but as
this is a Maximo blog I will focus on the fact that they are all using Maximo
Asset Configuration Manager (ACM) at the core of their business.
You may be asking ‘why’ and ‘what does ACM
actually do’? And apart from using ACM, what else do these businesses have in
value assets Safety
Critical operating environments Highly
So, you think you have a performance issue that requires opening a PMR with IBM Maximo support. You open the PMR, and the first thing that comes back is, "Please provide the MustGather information". We're all in a hurry these days, and it seems like such a hassle to provide this info. However, read on, and I'll explain why the MustGather data for your Application and HTTP Server(s) can provide invaluable insight into your environment for solving performance issues. Just to recap, the data you are asked to collect for your... [More]
In the Version 7 releases, you can create very powerful ad hoc reports in within the various Maximo applications - without requiring developer's technical skills or database knowledge - to meet your individual business and project needs. This functionality is often referred to as QBR, or Query Based Reporting. Throughout the BiLog (Business Intelligence) entries, I've touched upon some of the features of QBR reporting including
Using an application's query and extending thru QBR at http://ibm.co/hzh70D
Today I am going to introduce you to the world of scripting with Maximo. Maximo scripting let you customize a slew of Maximo components. These components include these kinds of customizations:
Customizing MBOs through save-point and initialization-point validations and actions and MBO field validations and actions.
Customizing workflow, escalation, conditional UI, menus, and push-button actions via scripted actions and conditions.
It is important to understand that the Automation scripts are a server-side... [More]
Three months ago, we were very
excited to introduce a new report option for Maximo 6 clients called V7RI, or
Version 7 Report integration. V7RI enables our Maximo 6 clients
to utilize BIRT reporting though an integration to a Maximo Version 7 instance.
Since that time, you have given us
very positive feedback on this report option, as it has numerous benefits
1. Streamlines future
2. Proven solution deployed world wide today.
3. Enables usage of Version 7 reports.
If you are a developer working with Maximo's MXServer API you may find the following public methods useful. They are exposed via the MXServerRemote interface and can be accessed through a static reference ... MXServer.getMXServer(). These methods are available in TPAE 7.5 and higher and also in fix packs 220.127.116.11 and higher. ___________________________________________________________________________________ public ArrayList getMboCounts() throws MXApplicationException This method returns an ArrayList of MboSet and Mbo counts. The Array... [More]