Normally my blog entries are lengthy and contain full tutorials regarding configuration, however tonight I have a just a quick post regarding a new property in Maximo 7.6. If you have read my past blog on Isolating Functionality in a cluster for Maximo 7.5 you know about the property mxe.crontask.donotrun . This property defines which cron tasks\escalations will run on specific JVM's. Some of you may also have run in to problems using this as an instance level property due to field size not being... [More]
It is around that time of year again when budgets are released, so the cash pours in(or seen the current economic climate more like trickles in..) to do a Maximo or TPAE upgrade or installation.
With that I have noticed over the years recurring questions of many of you out there how any redundant or not operated Maximo Add-ons or Industry Solutions can be un-installed.
The simple answer is , Maximo Add-ons or Industry Solutions cannot be un-installed.
To name some Add-ons or IS' , but by no means all of the widely used... [More]
Interested on Maximo Anywhere? Join us at Interconnect 2015 for these sessions to learn more about the product, its capabilities and new features, and customer experiences.
IAT-3833: Maximo Anywhere OnSite Beta partnership
Date/Time : Mon, 23-Feb, 03:30 PM-04:30 PM
Venue : Mandalay Bay, Room : South Pacific Ballroom J
IAT-1835: The Evolution of Maximo Anywhere - Mobilizing your Smarter Infrastructure
Date/Time : Mon, 23-Feb, 05:00 PM-06:00 PM
Venue : Mandalay Bay, Room... [More]
The condition is if user is in the person group
1. Create a person group ex:facility and add the users to this group where you want to hide fields
assuming that all the users existed in the EVERYONE security group
2. Create a conditional expression 1234 for object persongroupview
(:&PERSONID& in (select personid from persongroupview where persongroup='facility'))
3. In the application designer create a SigOption hidelocation by Add/Modify signature option enter... [More]
With an incredulous title and claim like that , I'll answer a question first: no, I'm in support, not sales. If you've read some of my other posts, you'll know that I'm just proud to be working with the Maximo product, and that such statements are not made in pursuit of a commission! I guess the support staff are like Maximo's parents, whose job is to take care of, support, and give praise to our little software miracle from the moment it's born to help it live a happy life. I guess it would be... [More]
This is a cross post fr o m S e r vi c e M a n ag e m en t 36 0 s i t e .
Are you interested in using maps on your Maxi mo A nywh ere mobile solution? In this blo g Understanding Maximo Anywhere ESRI Offline maps , I pro vide an overview of the Maximo Anywhere map solution i ncluding:
Offline Map capabilities
Deployment Architecture for map solution
Determination of coordinates for map markers
I invite you to take a... [More]
The performance was spectacular. The consumption of six chocolate and potato chip cookies was done in record time. Spurred on by their performance enablers of smell, warmth and my driving hunger, rapid morsel feasting was inevitable
In Maximo 76, numerous new report performance features are available and many existing features have been enhanced. These performance features target delivering report content quickly to meet the dynamic business needs of your users.
The new Maximo 76 Report Performance... [More]
I've been doing a lot of work with our latest Mobile software, Maximo Anywhere. If you haven't heard of Maximo Anywhere or your looking for more information on Maximo Anywhere you can head on over to it's product page .
When working with Maximo Anywhere, I decided I wanted to secure my transactions using LDAP and SSL (I will document LDAP in another post) and recently a blog was published by a colleague of mine on using the key tool with Java, that blog can be found here . Now we all know how... [More]
The first step to using multiple languages with Maximo is to ensure that the multilanguage pack is installed.
The Tpae Solution installer is typically found in c:\ibm\smp\bin
Language packages are in found by default in c:\ibm\smp\pmp
To install the language pack you wish to use, I have provided an example of the command below using the Solution installer
c:\IBM\SMP\bin>solutionInstaller.bat -action install -pkgpath c:\ibm\smp\pmp\PAE_Lang_Pkg_188.8.131.52_Es.zip -dbpwd maximo -dbuser maximo -license accept
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]