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]
I am very proud to present our next-gen mobile solution for Smarter Infrastructure portfolio of products. Our just released Maximo Anywhere 7.5 product provides a mobile solution for your Smarter Infrastructure environment which will fulfill your mobile requirements now and in the future.
This product provides the basis for a complete next-gen mobile solution for Smarter Infrastructure Products, including:
Email over SSL is new in IBM Maximo 22.214.171.124 . For the first part please see: Email Listener Communications via GMail - Part I: Importing the SSL Certificate . The article Lifting the Hood on JavaMail Communications may prove useful for troubleshooting connectivity problems. System Properties Below are the properties that will be used to connect to GMail via SMTP. Note that the property 'mail.smtp.ssl.enable' has been added to allow authentication via SMTP over SSL. Enabling the properties may require a full restart of the Websphere... [More]
Abstract : This tutorial describes the new asynchronous data
validation functionality in IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management 7.5.
Besides, it shows how to enable/disable this functionality (that is enabled, by
default) to all the applications, or how to select only specific applications
to be enabled/disabled.
Enterprises demand processes that
help their teams become more efficient. Thinking about that, Maximo 7.5 has
additional tools to guarantee that each task is completed with the minimum
amount of time and effort. One of... [More]
Email over SSL is new in IBM Maximo 126.96.36.199 . For the second installment, please see Email Listener Communications via GMail - Part II: Configuring SMTP Over SSL . The article Lifting the Hood on JavaMail Communications may prove useful for troubleshooting connectivity problems. Create an Email Listener Using the out-of-the-box workflow process (LSNRBP), an Email Listener is created and activated which connects to the GMail pop server using pop3s. Fire Up GMail and 'Talk' to the Listener Our Service Request user is having printer... [More]
Many of us have found that it is not a simple task to identify from a maximo log file which user operation is contributing to a long running SQL, or what are all the SQL queries or events triggered by a particular user action. Many different user threads and system threads are writing out to the same log file at the same time. Except for the user ID printed out in the log, the log entries are really not correlated in any way. In version 7.5, a new feature, log correlation, is introduced to provide correlations among log entries. Once... [More]
Introduction Sometimes during the execution of Escalations and Workflow processes in Maximo it is necessary for customers to implement additional processing or logic that may be specific to their business needs and/or processes. Maximo provides a simple yet powerful hook into the Maximo Business Object (MBO) framework in the form of an action custom class. Customers can develop and write their own customization's using the Java programming language and register them inside the Action application. The custom actions can then be invoked from... [More]
The other day, we encountered a problem during one of our performance tests. We observed from the database side that there is a steady increase of connections over time. Of course, we immediately suspected there is a newly introduced connection leak somewhere and started the hunt. The very first thing we did was to turn on the dbconnection logger to info level. We confirmed from the maximo logs that these connections indeed are recorded in the maximo connection pool as used connections and not released. The stacktrace did confirm that there... [More]
Maximo has a feature where the system automatically populates the asset when a user enters a location or populates the location when a user enters an asset in the ticket or work order based applications. This is a feature most clients wanted, but there are some clients, who don’t want to use this feature. Instead they want to disable this feature, but currently Maximo does not have a built in switch to disable that.
The following is a work around solution which can disable this feature by using Maximo’s Cross Over Domains.
First we ... [More]
Do you remember that movie Multiplicity where Michael Keaton clones himself to become more productive? A similar approach can be followed when using Maximo 7.5: if you want to perform work in parallel to become more productive, you can launch multiple browser tabs or windows as the same user. However, there are some limitations that you need to learn before attempting concurrent sessions. Server Sessions When you first connect to Maximo and login, you receive a unique Server Session between your client and the J2EE server that hosts the... [More]
IBM Maximo Everyplace is the easiest way of going mobile with Maximo. Once installed, it allows to design applications tailored for small screens and enables users to access those applications on an iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry, iPad or, Android device without installing anything on the devices. You don't have to learn anything new to mobilize your workforce. However, web applications have inevitable limitations when compared to native mobile apps so I decided to create a native client for Android that improves the default IBM Maximo... [More]
(OK, it's a clunky title, but I'm trying to be clear. Permit to Work, Work Permits, and variations of these words have meanings that depend on the
industry and the region using them.) In this blog I'll describe how the Permits application in Maximo for Nuclear Power supports performing work safely through effective planning, execution, and control of the permit process in a work management framework. I hope you'll read on, even if you are not in a nuclear utility line of business. All businesses today have pressures to cut costs and must... [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]
Independence of security groups are one of the most misunderstood concepts in the Maximo/TPAE security construct. Why would you want a group to be independent? What are the implications of checking that check box? Basically, security group independence exists to allow you to configure site specific access to a set of applications, options or controls. If you are not configuring site specific rules you don’t need an Independent group. If you only have one site, you should never have Independent groups. By default, security groups combine with... [More]