Upgrading to Maximo 7.6.1 from Maximo 7.6.0.x
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Upgrading Maximo 7.6.0.x to Maximo 7.6.1 is like upgrading Maximo 7.5.0.x to Maximo 7.6.0.x:
Environment being upgraded in this blog:
The server name is maxsup097, which you may see in some of the screen shots below.
Upgrade scenario notes for this blog post:
1. Since I intend to keep these step-by-step instructions limited to Maximo only, this post will not include WebSphere configuration or migration, or any database upgrade steps.
As can be seen above, I previously installed WebSphere 18.104.22.168 and deployed Maximo 7.6.0.x to it. I will apply WebSphere 9 Fix Pack 22.214.171.124 to bring it into line with the version distributed with Maximo Asset Management 7.6.1. Also, Maximo 7.6.1 may be run on WebSphere 126.96.36.199 or later using Java 8 as the default JDK.
However: Use of the version of Tivoli's process automatic suite configuration tool in Maximo 188.8.131.52+ is not supported, but may work with WebSphere 184.108.40.206. Likewise, the version of Tivoli's process automatic suite configuration tool in Maximo 7.6.1 is not supported, but may work with WebSphere220.127.116.11. In my less
Part 0: Upgrade Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016. If at all possible, do not do this. Stand up a new server. It will take a lot less time. (I did it because I had several Maximo 7.6.0.x instances I wanted to test upgrade against and it was easier for me.)
Part 1: Install Maximo Asset Management 7.6.1. See Inst
In Installation Manager, after installing Maximo 7.6.1 but before running the Config Tool, I added the following packages to the repository:
A Detour Into Installing Packages through Installation Manager
I did this rather than using the Launchpad to avoid prerequisite errors.While the available versions of both products will install to Maximo 7.6.1, they should be updated to the latest Fix Pack before configuring them. This means you will need to download and add the Fix Pack repository to Installation manager after you install the 7.6.x version.
To speed things up, I took a second approach: Bypass the Launchpad and install them at the latest Fix pack right off.
For each of the four packages above, I created a directory with a unique, expanded the main package, and moved the repository zip into the correct directory, for example:
and so on. I don't actually need to move the FP into its own directory. Now I have a directory structure:
The resulting list of repositories:
IBM Maximo Asset Health Insights. There is an additional step that needs to be taken after installing AHI. Go to the tech note Upda
IBM Maximo for Transportation 7.6.2: See the tech note Unab
After the repositories are added, click Apply and OK. Click on the big Install button.
Select the add-ons and Industry Solutions and install them to your new Maximo 7.6.1 instance. When installed, keep IBM Tivoli process automation engine configuration utility selected and click Finish.
Click on Configure a new Administrative Workstation to point to an existing Asset Management deployment.
On this screen I selected the WebSphere is already configured radio button. Do not check Bypass WebSphere validation.
Here's the blank Database Instance Information form...
and the same for configuring the Application server:
Next, apply the deployment operations:
Another Detour: Backing up the Administrative Workstation.
Nothing has happened to the database or web application server yet. Before we upgrade the database, let's go over what to back up when backing up the administrative workstation.
1. The entire SMP directory. You don't have to back up the EAR files in \SMP
2. The entire Installation Manager shared directory, which contains all of the installed .zipp files. (.zipp is .zip with an extra p.)
but not the Installation Manager application directory, [which in this case I put into C:\IBM rather than C:\Program Files\IBM]. If you need to manually roll back or recreate rather than roll back to a snapshot of the Admin workstation, you will have to install Installation Manager anyway.
3. The hidden folder C:\P
End of Detour.
Taking Maximo 7.6.1 out of it, all I've done here is install Maximo, and Configure a new Administrative Workstation to point to an existing Asset Management deployment. These steps can be used independently. whenever you need to "move" the admin workstation or it goes missing somehow. Remember: The only irreplaceable piece of Maximo is the database.
Part 4: The Upgrade
While this will be the big part for Maximo users, it is not the big part for Maximo server administrators, which we just completed.
Click on Update Database and Build and Deploy Application EAR Files.
You may also see an option to Deploy the application EAR file.
Change the skin to the new one, and enable enhanced navigation:
After deploying the EAR file, log in and finished! Click on picture below to find the 7.6.1 Preview Site.
Update 29 Aug 2018: Modified section on installing Industry Solutions and Add-Ons
Update 6 Sep 2018: Modified section on bypassing WebSphere validation; added upgrade section