Installing and Configuring Optimizer for Maximo Scheduler 7.6 (part 1)
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Update 25 May 2016: The version of DOC you should be using with Maximo Scheduler 7.6.2 is 188.8.131.52. The Fix Pack for DOC is available through Fix Central. The fix name is 3.8.
I'm creating this blog series for two reasons. The first is to show how configure Maximo 7.6 with Scheduler with the included IBM Decision Optimization Server (IDOC) 3.8. Maximo started shipping with IDOC (then called Optimization Decision Manager Enterprise or ODME) 3.7 with Maximo Scheduler 7.5.2 in September 2013.
IBM purchased ILOG in January 2009. In time, ILOG's Business Rules Management Systems became ILOG ODME. Now it is IBM Decision Optimization Center (DOC or IDOC). What DOC does, given the proper inputs, is to find the optimal solution to complex planning and scheduling problems. When provided assignment and resource data from Maximo Scheduler, it can analyze proposed activity schedules and produce information for optimizing the schedule for Work Assignments and Work Plans.
Not being a Maximo user myself, you may be able to tell that what I wrote above was gathered from several web pages here at IBM. The point of trying to explaining how DOC works with Maximo is the second reason I am creating these blog posts.
From a Maximo Systems perspective, there are a few tasks to do. I will break them out as follows:
Part 1. Creating a WebSphere Application Server and Virtual Hosts
Node - ctgCell01
I created a Maximo application server called M7622701, with out-of-the-box memory and generic JVM arguments and standard the JMS Queues. Then I downloaded the Scheduler products for Windows:
I installed Scheduler, updated the database and rebuilt and redeployed the Maximo application ears.
Note: Feature Pack 184.108.40.206 updates Scheduler to 220.127.116.11.
In the WebSphere administrative console, expand Servers > Server Types and click on WebSphere application servers. Click New…
This server is called ODMEServer.
Update 10 Jan 2017: Renamed blog post series to Installing and Configuring Optimizer for Maximo Scheduler 7.6
A good stopping point: the