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]
If you need a quick answer to your question about a Maximo product, try posting it on the Maximo and Process Automation Solutions forum . This forum features a large community of active users that include IBM product developers, customers, and business partners. Discussion topics include configuration, implementation, and general sharing of product knowledge and experience. The forum covers all products built on Tivoli's process automation engine, including: Maximo Asset Management as well as add-ons and Industry Solutions IBM SmartCloud... [More]
When a PMR is submitted by the customer to the IBM support team, it usually comes with a scenario description that the IBM support professional can use to try to reproduce the issue in an internal environment. This same scenario can be used to create an automation script (in this case, in IBM Rational Functional Tester or Google Selenium, which has a framework tuned to work with Maximo, developed by Maximo development team) that will be used to test the hotfix when it is installed in a non-production environment for validation purposes (IBM... [More]
On July 27, 2012, IBM Software released the Base Services 22.214.171.124 fix pack for Maximo Asset Management, Maximo Asset Management Essentials, and Tivoli Asset Management for IT. L2 Support and Development strongly recommend that you apply this maintenance to insure your system has the latest fixes and enhancements. For more information on this Fix Pack including links for download,
prerequisites, and considerations see the download document located
Spurred by the quest to enable our client’s additional functionality and coached by Agile processes, the 7503 development team introduced the Maximo 7503 release on July 20, 2012! This enabled a repeat team performance highlighted last year with the Maximo 7.5 release . One of the largest components on the 7503 release, were major updates to Maximo Reporting . The embedded reporting tool, BIRT, was upgraded from Version 2.3.2 to 3.7.1, and a new Direct Integration Option to Cognos 10.1.1 was enabled. Over the next few weeks, we’ll detail... [More]
Logging is not just the felling of trees and the cutting and preparing of timber for future use. Logging has different meanings, and so different purposes in different contexts. The purpose of Maximo logging functionality and its usage, is to provide you with meaningful and easy configurable logging to isolate and resolve problems quickly. In version 126.96.36.199 the information on logging has been enhanced. The new content includes information on a new logger that leverages new OSLC capabilities.You can use the OSLC logger to identify any... [More]
Email over SSL is new in IBM Maximo 188.8.131.52 . 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]
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Most BSM Implementations fail at executing an effective
event management strategy to tackle the building of service models.
Often, deployments do not take into consideration that placing the Event
Management strategy at the core of their BSM Implementation is tantamount to a
Key Elements of this TUC Webcast:
In Maximo Version 184.108.40.206, the
information center provides new instructions for optimizing system
performance. You can learn how to find the optimal heap size for
WebSphere® Application Server and how to configure
performance-related settings in DB2®. You can also learn more about
general database optimization techniques that you can use in any
database, such as customizing queries and setting sequence caches.
The new instructions also
provide detailed information on designing performance tests, which
can help you discover optimal... [More]
Maximo Asset Management v7.5 can be deployed using a variety of servers and software. The Maximo Asset Management v7.5 information center provides important installation and configuration information for all supported middleware products. At times, you might find it a bit daunting to sort though all of the information provided in order to locate information that is relevant to your particular environment. As part of the Maximo Asset Management 220.127.116.11 fix pack release, installation information has been provided in a new format. New PDF guides... [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]
What do you do when you experience a failure of critical applications? How do you react when the system hangs and you are unable to access vital system content? Are you tempted to take out your frustrations on your computer? You wouldn’t be the first person… System downtime can be a major annoyance to users and can potentially impact your customers and the level of service you provide. If system reliability is of great concern to your organization, then a highly available system configuration may be the solution. By configuring a highly... [More]
Part II and Part III of this series.
Companion article: Email Listener Communications via Live.com using SSL & STARTTLS (review the GMail series as a prerequisite)
Email over SSL is new in IBM Maximo 18.104.22.168 .
A Note About SSL Certificates
In general, SSL certificates are acquired from certificate authorities. The implementation of certificates falls in the province of the email server and application server. Maximo does not directly... [More]
If only all of life's annoying little tasks could be automated. Your bed would be made just as soon as you get out of it, your lawn would be mowed when the grass gets a little long, and your dishwasher would fill and empty itself. Unfortunately we can't offer this at Maximo, but we do provide you with the ability to automate routine application tasks. The automation scripts application has been around for some time now, but in Maximo Asset Management 22.214.171.124 the documentation is enhanced to help you make the most of the application. The new... [More]
In July, IBM released the following fixes for Maximo Asset Management and related products. Please read the considerations and prerequisites before installing. Details can be found below: Maximo Asset Management Fix Pack 126.96.36.199 July 20 http://bit.ly/maximo7503 Maximo Asset Management Essentials Fix Pack 188.8.131.52 July 20 http://bit.ly/mx7503ess Maximo Asset Management Interim Fix 002 for Fix Pack 184.108.40.206 July 20 http://bit.ly/mam7502if002 Maximo Spatial Asset Management Fix Pack 220.127.116.11 July 12 http://bit.ly/mxspatial7501 Maximo For Utilities... [More]
The Maximo team is excited to introduce a series of Maximo Upgrade training sessions available to you! Spurred by the creativity of our own Kevin B , this series is intended to assist our customers in planning their upgrade to the latest versions of Maximo Asset Management and SmartCloud Control Desk. The bulk of this series will be devoted to the Maximo product suite, add-on's and industry solutions. In each session, a member of the business architecture team will deliver a presentation chronicling the incremental enhancements made in the... [More]
IBM Software released the 18.104.22.168 fix pack for Maximo Asset Management and Maximo Asset Management Essentials. For more information on this Fix Pack including links for download, prerequisites, and considerations see the download document located here: http://ibm.co/ODHec2
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]
So whats more important, what you build you house of or what your build your house on
? I think most would agree that a strong foundation gives any
superstructure the best chance of staying up over the long haul. If an
EAM's foundation is made of blocks, then those blocks would be
constructed of DATA. Maximo is a great EAM system and people build great
processes using Maximo, however, without data ( or good data) the
benefits are never fully realized. Worse yet, if the data is not properly
maintained then the system will... [More]
Welcome to the Maximo Asset Management technical support information
update. This communication is designed to help you derive maximum value
from your Maximo Asset Management software by providing the most
up-to-date technical information, answers to frequently asked questions,
and links to other key information. Please take a moment to read
through the materials provided below. We are sure that you will find
answers to many of your questions. Click here to see this month's edition
Excuse me….can you toss me a life line? These words gushed out of my mouth as we biked up the steep summit of Champlain Mountain in Acadia National Park in the blistering July heat. But with my family well in the distance…my words were soon lost amongst the magnificent trees and rocks surrounding me. However, your words and feedback on Maximo reporting are not lost. You have continually requested more information on functionality, best practices and customizations - - and we are continuing to build up that information for you. Recently,... [More]
Gain Visibility, Control and Automation across your organization and infrastructure boundaries. Are you looking to increase your personal skills in the Service Management arena? Are a responsible for a team of Tivoli professionals who need to delve deeper into the products? Would you or your team benefit from learning deep technical skills from real experts in their fields? Then the EMEA Tivoli & Security Technical Conference 2012 is just what you need!
Click here to learn more! One of the many business benefits... [More]
Recently there are some requests for information on, how to increase the Drilldown limit in Maximo and I have created this document that explains how to do that. Drilldown Limit can be changed in two ways in Maximo, one is global level that effects for system and another way is by modifying the value (overriding the global value) for the tree control of the specific Drilldown. You can review the Drilldown Limit or https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/maximo/Drilldown+Limit+in+Maximo
It happens all too often, we lose track of time and we sometimes forget to do some important task. Commonly heard: "I forgot to get milk!" or "Did you remember to pick up the dry cleaning?" or "It's January 15th! I was supposed to zero out Maximo's inventory balances on January 1st!" The last one might not come up in your day to day lives, but for a Maximo inventory manager it is something that surely has happened (or will). The Zero Year to Date Quantities action is used to reset the counter of inventory... [More]
Here's a nice trick question for you: when does 4+4+1 = 8? In this case, the answer is the number of downloadable files you need to complete an installation of WebSphere 8 when you plan to deploy Maximo 22.214.171.124 using WebSphere 8 as it's underlying J2EE Application Server. If you are planning a deployment of Maximo 126.96.36.199 on top of WebSphere 8 you will discover that the installation engine has changed from previous versions of WebSphere and that the downloadable files required to properly construct an installation source have also changed in... [More]