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]
With the IBM Maximo Spatial 220.127.116.11. and 7.5 releases, a Spatial Check Configuration Tool is available to verify the integration between Maximo Spatial and Geographic Information System (GIS). This tool will assist customer to display warnings and errors about the user installation and collect information to help IBM support investigate problems. Executing the tool From Map Manager (Spatial) Application An Menu Option was added to Map Manager (Spatial) Application Select Action Menu. Open Map Manager (Spatial) Application: Click at Go To... [More]
The following blog entry was originally posted to the Process Automation Group by Bryan Tsai. I wanted to share this info with the Asset Management Group as well: Self Tuning Memory Manager (STMM) is a feature introduced since DB2 9 to get you out of memory tuning hell. It
allows DB2 instances to adjust all database shared memory (buffer
pools, sort heap, lock list, package cache, catalog cache, etc) to
improve the overall performance. By default, STMM is turned on. Overall, STMM works great for IBM Tivoli service management... [More]
So you've configured or are configuring Maximo to authenticate with a directory server. You've set the base entries to determine which Organizational Unit's you will be bringing into your repository and you realize; you don't want all the users in each of the OU's to have the option to authenticate (in all authenticated mapping), you don't want to configure base entries for many different OU's bringing in users you don't need to exist in the repository, you may just want users from a specific group be brought in... [More]
Last week I had a customer request if it was possible to create a Hyperlink within the header area of the Maximo/SCCD Start Center to access an external URL. I was already aware of similar ways to utilize Hyperlinks within Maximo, for example:
Adding a Hyperlink to a Custom Field ( Click here )
Launch in Context from a Hyperlink ( Click here )
However, the methods above were not exactly feasible for my customer's needs. Knowing the existing buttons within the header (Go To, Sign Out, Help, etc) were... [More]
A friend of mine recently lost her cell phone and all her contacts. It got me thinking about how most people don't memorize phone numbers anymore as they are readily available as needed from our cells - much like Maximo system properties. As there are 400+ system properties in Maximo Asset Management 18.104.22.168 - far too many to remember - we have categorized and documented the properties in the Maximo Asset Management Information Center. Categories include automation script, database, email interaction setup, OSLC, report integration, server,... [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]
The times they are a-changin' – especially with regard to how we work, and more specifically, where we do that work. With the rise in the popularity of mobile devices, gone are the days of solely relying on desktop computers to do business. Employees need to be able to change records remotely, without the need to log into the Maximo interface. Maximo Asset Management Version 7503 introduces a new application that enables just that. Email interaction Setup allows users to update an object or workflow assignment by sending an email with a number... [More]
The recent marketplace success of Maximo Nuclear has proven its functional capability to satisfy some of the most sophisticated and demanding nuclear customers. The sales also show that those capabilities when combined with Maximo’s native flexibility can succeed in address the emerging challenges of the new nuclear build cycle. These sales also highlighted the larger IBM team’s capability and commitment to client success. Cross organizational worldwide collaboration of Sales, Software, Lab Services, and GBS demonstrate IBM’s depth as an... [More]
With the sun warming his speckled skin, and in anticipation of his breakfast of insects, Leroy loves mornings. And similar to One Eyed Al , and the odd ostrich, I’m a member of their pack loving mornings and the explorations the day holds.
Today, let’s explore another component of the Report Upgrade. In this previous BiLog entry , the impact the report upgrade to version 371 in Maximo 7503 could have on your custom reports was detailed. But how do you know what reports may be impacted? Depending... [More]
For DB2 on Linux, UNIX and Windows environments, the query performance is related to the input variable values (or literals) that are passed to the database. When a query is issued by a user or an application, the database engine will parse the query and transform the query into an internal format that the DB2 engine understands. With the internal query representation, the DB2 query optimizer will try to estimate the execution cost of the possible access plans. Based on the statistics collected in the database, the cost of the query execution... [More]
I am going to provide a tip today in how to fix one of the common errors that are reported during the Validation run, in an upgrade scenario from the Maximo Asset Management (with or without IS/Addons) 6.x to 7.1.x level.
The Validation utility is executed after the Integrity Checker runs are completed without any error remaining and its main objective is to check that valid data in the source Maximo database (to-be-upgraded) that needs user intervention is transformed correctly before the ugprade can... [More]
When using VMMSYNC to synchronize user and person records, out of the box you are limited to the attributes that exist as part of the PersonAccount Entity in WebSphere and what exists in the User and Group mappings on the Crontask. This doesn't always fulfill the requirements of the end user who needs to bring more information in from other attributes that exist on a user record in the Active Directory domain. In this post I will outline the process of adding a field to Maximo and then synchronizing data from the directory server into... [More]
"Before you can race, you must qualify". As a fan of Motorsports (Formula 1 in particular) I hear this phrase on many weekends throughout the season. The phrase basically means that to have the highest chance of being successful in an endeavor you must prepare adequately. In this article I shall take this same idea and show you how to apply it to a successful Maximo installation.
If "qualifying" is preparing for a race then careful planning of your IBM Maximo Administrative Workstation is along the same lines. Many... [More]
My plant grew hands. I think he wants to stretch towards the sun, or at least ACCESS some of the cherry tomatoes growing on either side of him.
Likewise, you may want to ACCESS Cognos reports from Maximo. There are three ways that you can do this, including -
1. From an application’s Action Menu, you can select ‘Run Reports’ and access any registered Cognos Report. Once you select the Cognos report, its request page appears for you to enter parameter... [More]