Even though in the out-of-the-box configuration, the LONGDESCRIPTION table and its LDTEXT field are audit enabled, it does not mean all objects’ Long Description fields are audit enabled. For audit records to be generated for a specific object’s Long Description field, you need to set the object as well as its DESCRIPTION_LONGDESCRIPTION field to audit-enabled.
For example, if you'd like to audit the ASSET table's Long Description field, these steps need to... [More]
As most of you know, Maximo Mobile release 184.108.40.206 has added support to Android devices and for this reason, we updated the Maximo Mobile cookbook to assist business partners and customers to continue customizing their Maximo Mobile installations in the new platform.
The new version of the cookbook contains a simpler way to setup your development environment. The good new for BPs is that you do not need to learn Android to continue customizing the product! This is a great new and the team worked very hard to keep the existing... [More]
Some rules are hard to follow. Not eating dessert before dinner. Always walking inside of the crosswalk. Not bringing my favorite Diet Raspberry Ice Tea to a movie theatre.
Business rules in Maximo specify product functionality. In the Maximo Cognos report integration, there are some key business rules to be aware of for the metadata publishing process we’ve been reviewing the last few weeks. As noted in the last entry, you can publish Report Object Structures... [More]
In a few short weeks, Pulse 2014 will be held from Feb 23-26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! Pulse is an amazing opportunity to network with other clients, business partners and IBMers and learn more about existing and new features, and meet 1-1 with experts to get all your questions answered.
Maximo will be featured under the 'Smarter Infrastructure' or SI Track . So if you are looking for information, sessions or people to talk about Maximo - heads towards SI!
To get the most out of... [More]
portifolio is a huge range of useful solutions to our working days
and one of them is the IBM Tivoli Maximo Asset Manager that manages
the assets of an organization during all their life cycle. This
platform has a series of add-ons to support each kind of industry and
also mobile devices where the IBM Maximo Mobile Suite plays this
role. This product owns an application called Mobile Data Manager
where you can create queries and download the records into the device
the way you wish. If you
have a mobile device, you might want... [More]
When opening a PMR with IBM support for a performance issue with IBM Tivoli service management products, there is specific hardware and operating system information that can assist the performance team in diagnosing potential issues that you may be asked to provide. Here is a quick overview of that information the performance team uses to assist in problem determination and the values that are recommended when applicable to a particular environment. Server Configuration Different operating systems can be tuned differently, so it's helpful to... [More]
default isolation level for DB2 is Cursor Stability (CS), which implements the
READ_COMMITTED ANSI SQL Isolation Level. For cursor stability, the reader will
acquire the read lock before accessing the data. However, if the writer has
acquired write lock, the reader has to wait. The following table illustrates
the DB2 Cursor Stability locking behavior:
unlike DB2, the default locking for Oracle does not lock the reader. As a
result, applications originated from Oracle (like IBM Tivoli service management
products) will... [More]
Smarter Infrastructure & Social Media In the world of Industrial Equipment Social Media has
become the key aspect of how we communicate, exchange and receives information.
As events happen, messages are routed in real-time all over the planet, thanks
to fast cellular networks, smart phones and vibrant people of this planet.
As we have learnt
to adapt and embrace technology to help us be more efficient, we can use
similar concepts in the world of Smarter Infrastructure. Infrastructure is
getting Smarter every day, as... [More]
Have you ever spent valuable time sending an email only to
find that your well-crafted email did not reach the intended recipient? Well
now, if the intended email recipient fails to receive your email, you can track
and resend the email. But, how do you know your email didn't reach the intended
recipient? You can review the log statements that contain details of the error
messages that are associated with your failed email.
In order to track failed emails, you must ensure that the communication
template is enabled for tracking a... [More]
On January 30, 2012, updates for both the Best Practices for System Performance 7.5.x (now at version 1.1) and the Best Practices for System Performance 7x (now at version 1.6) white papers were uploaded to Service Management Connect. Both white papers contain the same updates for DB2 settings recommendations: Clarified that setting CHNGPGS_THRESH to 40 is recommended when running DB2 version 9.5; whereas, setting DB2_USE_ALTERNATE_PAGE_CLEANING=ON is recommended for DB2 9.7 Added information regarding what effect setting SOFTMAX=1000 can... [More]
Back in the lab in Littleton, MA, we are busy closing out issues and defects for our next fix pack. While assisting in this effort, I realized that some of the behavior of conditions and data restrictions can be confusing. For example, I was putting a qualified data restriction on the Ticket object and wanted only records with a particular status and priority to show up. I need to create the condition for the SR view for it to be applied in the Service Request application. I also need to create the condition for the TICKET table for the... [More]
Yes, in Maximo Scheduler 7.5.1 you can right click on a work order in the Gantt chart's activity list and initiate workflow on that work record - or on multiple selected rows simultaneously. In fact, the right click produces a pop-up menu that allows you to perform many work order actions without leaving Scheduler. These include: change status; bulk editing of various work details (like priority and target dates for example); select owner; create communication; view item availability; create a follow-up work order; and others. I'm posting my... [More]
A new installation guide is available for installing Maximo Asset Management version 7.5 on WebSphere Application Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Active Directory. For detailed information, see the technote: Installation Guide for Maximo Asset Management version 7.5 (WebSphere Application Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Active Directory) . In July 2012, as part of the 220.127.116.11 fix pack release, customized installation guides were published to focus on some of the most common middleware configurations. These guides contain... [More]
X is misunderstood. It can drive some to hold up a plane’s takeoff. Others may celebrate with unusual sounds or squirm in agony when faced with it on their tile board. Second only to Q and Z with its 8 point value, X should be recognized as a critical alphabetical character.
Report request page xml is also often misunderstood. Misconceptions exist on what the request page xml is, when it needs to be generated and when it doesn’t need to be generated. To minimize that... [More]
Great news! Today, September 13, 2013, IBM Software released the 18.104.22.168 fix pack for Maximo Asset Management and Maximo Asset Management Essentials.
Information for Fix Pack 22.214.171.124 can be found here: http://ibm.co/162LnMZ
Additionally, you can find the list of corrected APARs for this fix pack here: http://ibm.co/15gJUIq
What's new in 126.96.36.199?
Here's a few highlights:
Runs On Support for WAS 8.5.5
Enhancements for Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC)