Today I am going to introduce you to the world of scripting with Maximo. Maximo scripting let you customize a slew of Maximo components. These components include these kinds of customizations:
Customizing MBOs through save-point and initialization-point validations and actions and MBO field validations and actions.
Customizing workflow, escalation, conditional UI, menus, and push-button actions via scripted actions and conditions.
It is important to understand that the Automation scripts are a server-side... [More]
Maximo Activity Dashboard (PerfMon)
The Maximo Activity Dashboard commonly known as PerfMon is available as a UI Interface from Maximo version 7 onwards. It is normally used when debugging performance related problems in Maximo.
Here are some of the capabilities of PerfMon –
Provides information on Individual Request Processing Time on the server side including –
Overall response time
Average response time for similar kind of... [More]
During last week’s reporting web conference , one question that was asked was how you could configure your favorite reports to display directly on the Start Center. These might be reports you frequently access, or that you want your users to focus on as they contain critical information.
One way you can do this is by using the Report List Portlet. Within this portlet, you can select any number and types of reports to display on the Start Center, including detail, Ad Hoc, and reports... [More]
IBM released Maximo 7.5 in April 2011. This release is built
on top of Tivoli
process automation engine (Tpae) 7.5. Tpae 7.5 provides a number of
improvements and enhancements in many different areas. One of the key Tpae
components with significant new features is Migration Manager. These features
were added based on customer input and experience using Migration Manager. The
goal in adding these new features is to accelerate migration package design and
the overall migration effort while reducing the implementation... [More]
What do an airline, a national train operator, and a global engine manufacture have in common? They probably have any number of things in common, but as
this is a Maximo blog I will focus on the fact that they are all using Maximo
Asset Configuration Manager (ACM) at the core of their business.
You may be asking ‘why’ and ‘what does ACM
actually do’? And apart from using ACM, what else do these businesses have in
value assets Safety
Critical operating environments Highly
In the Version 7 releases, you can create very powerful ad hoc reports in within the various Maximo applications - without requiring developer's technical skills or database knowledge - to meet your individual business and project needs. This functionality is often referred to as QBR, or Query Based Reporting. Throughout the BiLog (Business Intelligence) entries, I've touched upon some of the features of QBR reporting including
Using an application's query and extending thru QBR at http://ibm.co/hzh70D
So, you think you have a performance issue that requires opening a PMR with IBM Maximo support. You open the PMR, and the first thing that comes back is, "Please provide the MustGather information". We're all in a hurry these days, and it seems like such a hassle to provide this info. However, read on, and I'll explain why the MustGather data for your Application and HTTP Server(s) can provide invaluable insight into your environment for solving performance issues. Just to recap, the data you are asked to collect for your... [More]
Check out the files section of the Asset Management group and you'll find something new! The Best Practices for System Performance 7x white paper has been updated to version 1.4. Starting with this version, you'll find the performance best practices white paper here in Service Management Connect (SMC) for easier access and to take advantage of all the features available when using SMC Files. However, never fear, the product wikis will continue to link to the white paper should you prefer to get it there. You'll also find links to the white... [More]
A good place to start might be with some
definition of terms. There are a number of acronyms used to refer to the
management of health, safety and the environment. We have seen SHE, HSSE, HSE
and EHS all used by our customers. HSE just happens to be the terminology used
by IBM’s new Maximo Health, Safety and Environment Manager product. In this
blog I’ll refer to HSE Manager as the product and HSE as a generic acronym for
the domain that covers the management of health, safety and the environment.
That said, let’s consider why using... [More]
If you are a developer working with Maximo's MXServer API you may find the following public methods useful. They are exposed via the MXServerRemote interface and can be accessed through a static reference ... MXServer.getMXServer(). These methods are available in TPAE 7.5 and higher and also in fix packs 188.8.131.52 and higher. ___________________________________________________________________________________ public ArrayList getMboCounts() throws MXApplicationException This method returns an ArrayList of MboSet and Mbo counts. The Array... [More]
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Not only are these three words critical to insuring a sustainable environment, but they can also be critical to how we approach reporting.
Reduce the number of custom reports you design, develop, test, administer and maintain.
Reuse functionality to meet varying user business needs.
Recycle what you have learned, and apply to existing and future releases
T oday, I’m going to focus on reusing functionality - -... [More]
Three months ago, we were very
excited to introduce a new report option for Maximo 6 clients called V7RI, or
Version 7 Report integration. V7RI enables our Maximo 6 clients
to utilize BIRT reporting though an integration to a Maximo Version 7 instance.
Since that time, you have given us
very positive feedback on this report option, as it has numerous benefits
1. Streamlines future
2. Proven solution deployed world wide today.
3. Enables usage of Version 7 reports.
In the last few BiLog entries, I've talked about a variety of performance enablers, including
Enabling Complex reports to be executed via schedules only at http://ibm.co/ov4ShP
Defining‘non-peak server time’ when complex reports should be executed at http://ibm.co/qUYirf
Setting record limits to minimize user data (process) overindulgences at http://ibm.co/qy6JbX
While doing this, I’ve also brought in some analogies on enormous food buffets, and agonizing Boston Area Traffic.
Today, I'll build upon the... [More]
On Tuesday, September 20 th , I had an amazing
opportunity to host a web conference for our Maximo and Version 7 clients. This session shared the latest information on Business Intelligence and Reporting, but most importantly - was opened up for over 60 minutes to give you - our clients - the opportunity to ask questions. With representatives from over 15 companies, you asked tremendous, detailed questions on reporting strategy and functionality. Your questions led others to ask questions -- so you quickly learned information and best... [More]
have questions on the future reporting direction of Maximo? Have you heard about V7RI for Maximo 6 but don't know what it is? Are you having problems locating the listing of delivered reports in the Version 7 releases? Is it
true you can edit a QBR report in the 7.5 releases? To get these and other Maximo reporting questions answered, please join me on Tuesday, September 20th at 10am EST for 90 minutes of a live, interactive session on Maximo reporting. In the first 30 minutes of the session, we will review the report options... [More]