Let’s face it. You’re busy! You get 100 emails a day; you’re on conference calls from morning to night and forget about the projects you’re leading. As you blast through your email, and try to get feedback, you compose countless emails knowing full well what you need but not really thinking about what the recipient needs. Your subject lines are blank or say something like “FYI”, or “Please Read”. Half of the messages are forwarded from someone who forwarded from... [More]
I’m not sure how I got to work this morning. I remember getting in my car , putting my 2 travel coffee mugs in their cup holders, and then I pulled up to the IBM office into my favorite parking spot and walked to my cube . Auto Pilot? Hmmmm….I think its time to Explore a new route to work! On the topic of exploring, last week the OEE (Overall Equipment Effecitiveness) report was highlighted. This under-publicized, delivered report has unique drilldown capablities, uses hidden parameters and non-standard Maximo information. Another... [More]
Let's talk Pulse!!!! In just 4 short weeks, we hope to see you all at IBM Pulse in Las Vegas! Maximo will be featured under the 'Smarter Infrastructure' Track - and there are a number of tips and tricks we'd like to share with you to MAXIMIZE your Pulse User Experience. 1. Headed out Early? Be sure to participate in some of the Pre-Pulse Industry Solution Meetings including Saturday, March 2nd Maximo Rail Industry Summit 8:30 – 5:00 . Sunday, March 3rd Maximo Industry User Groups, 3-6 PM There are a wide variety of... [More]
With the sun warming his speckled skin, and in anticipation of his breakfast of insects, Leroy loves mornings. And similar to One Eyed Al , and the odd ostrich, I’m a member of their pack loving mornings and the explorations the day holds.
Today, let’s explore another component of the Report Upgrade. In this previous BiLog entry , the impact the report upgrade to version 371 in Maximo 7503 could have on your custom reports was detailed. But how do you know what reports may be impacted? Depending... [More]
In my experience as a software engineer, the value of an IBM Redbook in software design, implementation and maintenance can never be overemphasized. I started using Redbooks as reference material in my development projects back in the 90s. Learning and applying techniques and best practices always helped me deliver quality software to my customers on time. Back then I couldn't have imagined I would be part of a Redbook authors team! Time has moved on and I am really happy to share with all of you the link to the updated Migration Manager... [More]
Last week I showed you my cubicle . This week, I used one of my favorite tools – my Magic 8 Ball – to see if I should show you more, and received ‘Reply Hazy’ in return. Okay…I’ll follow its guidance and hold for now. But what I do want to share today is more information on Report Upgrading. When Maximo 126.96.36.199 was initially released, we noted that it included an upgrade to BIRT 3.7.1 . If you were using a previous version of Maximo (and hence a lower version of BIRT) we recommended report upgrade best practices which included backup... [More]
On 10/12/2012, IBM released Maximo for Nuclear Power V7.5.1
So, for those who are willing to upgrade their Nuclear Power V6.x to the V7.5.1, below is a flowchart to help you quickly perform this upgrade path. For those who want to upgrade directly from Nuclear Power V7.1.x you do not need to follow the steps under " Upgrade process for Nuclear Power v6.3 -> Nuclear 7.1.x " of the flowchart. You just need to follow the steps under " Upgrade to V7.5 " below. In this case make sure to bypass the... [More]
I am going to provide a tip today in how to fix one of the common errors that are reported during the Validation run, in an upgrade scenario from the Maximo Asset Management (with or without IS/Addons) 6.x to 7.1.x level.
The Validation utility is executed after the Integrity Checker runs are completed without any error remaining and its main objective is to check that valid data in the source Maximo database (to-be-upgraded) that needs user intervention is transformed correctly before the ugprade can... [More]
My name is Jean Carlos and I'd like to let you all know of our brand new blog Maximo Upgrade Tips , which authors are part of the Brazil Maximo/Industry Solutions Upgrade QA team.
We are going to put there posts with tips in how to perform Maximo and Industry Solution upgrades, quick guides for some specific scenarios, tips in how to fix Integrity Checker, Validate errors, workarounds, and so on, all this based in our experience of testing the Upgrade scenarios for IBM Maximo Asset Management, Industry... [More]
Everyone is different. Different physical characteristic like heights, weights, skin tones, and eyes combined with varied backgrounds, skills, beliefs and multiple other characteristics make each person unique. I love going to large events like baseball games where you see massive numbers of diverse individuals - sharing a similar interest. Likewise, your Version 7 users are similar in that they use Maximo, but they are each unique individuals with a broad range of skills sets and job requirements. Because of this diversity, you should... [More]
I drive a 2006 Silver Honda Pilot. While that may be meaningless to many, my words did generate laughter at the Honda Plant in Marysville, Ohio on Tuesday, May 22nd. I was fortunate to be at the Honda Plant, who was hosting nearly 100 Clients, Business Partners and IBMers for the Maximo Manufacturing User Group Meeting . Honda was an amazing host for the User Group meeting, and started the day by welcoming us to their facility, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary later this year. Honda kicked off the conference with... [More]
Are you trying to use Rational Performance Tester (RPT) to do performance testing on deployments of IBM Tivoli system management products and running into roadblocks? Are you not even sure where to begin with your performance testing effort? Look no further than the Performance Test Best Practices for Rational Performance Tester white paper available in the Asset Management Files area of Service Management Connect! This white paper explains how to define your test methodology, the types of performance tests you may want to do, how to develop... [More]
Have you ever been the best? The best runner in a race, the best student in your class, or the best Scrabble player? While I’ve never had the chance to stand on that best podium, I’ve come pretty close with a second place showing in a local Apple Pie Baking Contest! At work, we often talk of best practices - excellent processes or functionality used by a variety of individuals and businesses. During IBM’s Pulse 2012 conference, in addition to highlighting two of the popular report features in Version 7.5, which were QBR Edit and and Email... [More]
The REST (Representational State Transfer) application programming interface (API), is detailed in this blog by Leandro Cassa. The REST API provides a ways for external applications to query and update application data in Maximo. Using the REST API is simple and requires no configuration - and it is ready for you to use after installing Maximo. This blog adds to other Maximo blog entries on the REST API including: Tom Sarasin's overview on what it is and how it can be used Jenny's details of using REST Calls for log correlation The... [More]
On January 30, 2012, updates for both the Best Practices for System Performance 7.5.x (now at version 1.1) and the Best Practices for System Performance 7x (now at version 1.6) white papers were uploaded to Service Management Connect. Both white papers contain the same updates for DB2 settings recommendations: Clarified that setting CHNGPGS_THRESH to 40 is recommended when running DB2 version 9.5; whereas, setting DB2_USE_ALTERNATE_PAGE_CLEANING=ON is recommended for DB2 9.7 Added information regarding what effect setting SOFTMAX=1000 can... [More]
We have recently released the Best Practices for System Performance 7.5.x white paper. This white paper p rovides tips for performance tuning of version 7.5.x of Tivoli's process automation engine, and supercedes the previous Best Practices for System Performance 7.x white paper if you are using IBM Tivoli service management products version 7.5.x. Note that if you are still using IBM Tivoli service management products version 7.1 or 7.2, you should continue to utilize the white paper for those versions of products which is located here . We... [More]
The Best Practices for System Performance 7x white paper has been updated to version 1.5. This is a minor update to further clarify tuning settings for 32-bit environments. We value your feedback on this document, so please use the comment
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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]