A cluster groups similar functions on two or more Java virtual machines (JVMs) to process the function, such as scheduled cron tasks. Deploying Maximo in a clustered configuration can improve performance and reliability.
For example, you can configure resource-intensive operations, such as reports, to run in separate clusters. You can also configure processes that do not require user interaction, such as cron tasks, to run on separate clusters.
When you deploy Maximo in a clustered configuration, you complete several tasks within... [More]
Previously, it was recommended to setup the Maximo Application
Server (default name: MXServer) as a service in Windows. That
recommendation has now changed. Beginning
with Maximo Asset Management 7.1 technical support now
recommends the usage of WebSphere Node Monitoring. This setting looks
to the NodeAgent Windows service and applies the appropriate state to
the MXServer. To implement Node Monitoring use the following steps:
1) Log into WebSphere Integrated Solutions Console.
2) From the left navigation select Servers... [More]
In some cases, when the
asset is already out of service or down for repairs.
When the asset is already down,
you may have the opportunity to perform due maintenance, soon to be due
maintenance or deferred work.
often occur when an asset just recently returned to service, must be taken back
out of service for more maintenance.
Maximo for Transportation’s
Maintenance Alert feature helps to identify these opportunities to perform as
much work as possible while you have the asset down.... [More]
Maximo Mobile applications are Java based applications that run on Windows based devices, such as PDAs with Windows Mobile, and Netbooks, Notebooks and Desktops. Those applications use a HTTP channel to exchange data, like Assets, Locations, Work Orders and Tickets with Maximo EAM. The HTTP protocol by itself does not provide cryptography on the data transport. The combination of HTTP + SSL (Security Socket Layer) support the data exchange between the server that hosts Maximo EAM and the Maximo Mobile applications. This combination is widely... [More]
Many Maximo business objects, processes and applications record
date and time measurements. Such measurements can be utilized to compute the
total time spent by operators on particular tasks. For example, in the Service
Request application, finding the elapsed time difference between Actual Finish
and Actual Start date and time can help measure the time spent by service desk
agents in completing and closing a ticket. This computed information can then
be utilized in ad hoc reporting to gain insights into the efficiency... [More]
What is a loop calibration?
A loop calibration is a set of instruments
that are grouped and calibrated together. The input and output of the
whole group determines the pass or fail status of the calibration.
This solution allows for an instrument to
belong to one calibration loop at a time.
set of instruments in one area that work together and are calibrated
collectively in order to establish the pass or fail status of that one work area.
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]
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.
Four Maximo Anywhere training modules released See:
In addition we also have available over 800 IBM Education Assistant training videos and documentation for over 51 of Tivoli products located here
IBM Education Assistant
As well, we have this You Tube site available now
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]
In this blog we will work through an example of adding a query to Maximo Anywhere Work Execution App. This is a typical setup/configuration that is done after initial install of the Maximo Anywhere solution, where the Work Execution App is tailored to show the appropriate Work Orders that the technicians need to see/work on a daily basis in the customer environment.
In this scenario, we will add a Query from Maximo Work Tracking app as a Query Base to show on the Work Order List in the Work Execution App.... [More]
So you and your team are ready to make the leap on to the next release of Maximo or SCCD but, there is that looming concern about what is going to happen when you flip the "ON" switch on your go-live date. Will it work? Will performance be acceptable? or will you have to find a safe house to hide from the angry mob of users that can not use the system? You are not alone. Those are the type of questions that keep every Project Manager and System Implementer up at night.
Through collaboration with some of our... [More]
The webcast will take place on September 10, 11:00 AM ET USA
Attendees will learn how Maximo Asset Management 7.5 expands on previous versions by delivering new features for supply chain management, enhanced migration manager, and improved work and asset management capabilities throughout the product driven by customer requirements. In addition, many exciting new optional capabilities in scheduling, mobile, health, safety and environment and control desk are only available on the... [More]
With the release of Maximo 7.5 we introduced a feature in the Integration Framework to propagate events on a child object to the parent and generate an outbound transactions as described in this wiki page.
The goal of this feature was to allow customers to generate outbound transactions when a change is made to a child object on an object structure when it is changed in the parent objects application.
Over the recent weeks in Support we've seen customers attempting... [More]
The Nightmare of Accidentally Closed Work Orders
How do I stop my users from accidentally closing their work orders?
I had a user who accidentally closed 350 work orders, what should I do?
How can I un-close a work order?
I get these kinds of questions all the time. The problem here is closed work orders are closed. We have a closed status for a reason. Its meant to say this work order is done and I don’t want anyone making any more changes to it. But what about human error? People... [More]