Yesterday I wrote a blog regarding Maximo Asset Health Insights and connecting it out to the Watson IoT Platform. You can find that document here . One of the sections in this document described the Secure Gateway software service available on Blue Mix, which may be a requirement to connect your Maximo Server to the Watson IoT platform if it's not available on a public domain. If you haven't deploy the Secure Gateway software please do so before following this blog and ensure it is bound to your IoT Platform... [More]
Today I’m going to write a bit about a new product recently released called Maximo Asset Health Insights 7.6 which is an add-on for the current release of Maximo 188.8.131.52. I’m not going to document the install itself as it works the same as all of our other Industry Solutions using the Installation Manager. If you need assistance with this, please review our Knowledge Center Documentation here . What I want to discuss in more detail is some of the configuration steps required on both the Maximo side and the... [More]
In the past, the documentation that was created for Maximo clustering with JMS resources typically contained separate buses – one per cluster – to avoid affecting performance while loading data to Maximo, but this is often complicated and has drawbacks when it comes to high availability and scalability as well as ease of configuration. I admit I'm probably responsible for most of that documentation and generally there are always workarounds available to cope with the separate buses when more than one cluster needs access... [More]
IBM Maximo Enterprise Adapter 7.6 for Oracle Applications has several scenarios of trade data that contain a great number of information. If you have questions about what information can be sent by the out of box solution check this document: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLKYL_7.6.0/com.ibm.meaora.doc_7.6.0/pdf_meaora_map.pdf But what if you want to work with some information that is not sent by the Adapter? How to add new fields on the Adapter? On this example I will show you how to add a new field of Maximo and... [More]
Automation Script for Maximo Integration Framework (MIF) is introduced in 7.6 and is a good practice to create and manipulate data. You have the same functionality as the Java Class. But in this case you are not going to lose your class if you upgrade Maximo. Let’s take a look at a simple example. Creating an Automation Script for an inbound Object Structure Go to System Configuration => Platform Configuration => Automation Scripts. Click on Select Action => Create => Script for Integration. You have a couple options... [More]
With the release of Maximo 184.108.40.206 a new JSON API is available. You can find information here: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20Maximo%20Asset%20Management/page/Maximo%20JSON%20API Moving forward, we will be supporting the JSON API. We will no longer be enhancing the REST or OSLC API's.
Have a need to extend Maximo's Supply Chain capabilities to include Planning and Contract Management. Watch this recording of the integration solution available between IBM Procurement (Emptoris) and Maximo. If you want additional information about the Emptoris-Maximo Connector, feel free to reach out to Paul Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customers from time to time have noticed that the Maximo system stops responding. When the environment is reviewed, the database has locks on SIB related tables. This is a case where the issue is not primarily because of SIB tables but due to the fact that the SIB tables are the victim of Maximo system freezing and holding locks on the SIB tables. If Maximo integration components are writing to JMS Queues using the database storage, then SIB tables are created and used in the database. Whenever Maximo writes data or reads data from... [More]
Recently I've been doing quite a bit of work with IBM's messaging appliance MessageSight . If you haven't heard of it and want to learn more, please click on the link. In working with this new appliance, I wanted to configure WebSphere MQ to pass my messages to from Message Sight. After configuring this, I started thinking about configuring this same WebSphere MQ environment to work with Maximo instead of using WebSphere's traditional JMS queues. Once I started my configuration the first thing I noticed, is there isn't a lot... [More]
A new youtube video has been released. Maximo Enabling MDB on all members of the MIF cluster This video shows how to enable MDB for the integration cluster You can view the video here - https://youtu.be/raPAg77UUTY
You want to set up crontask parameters for the JMSQSEQCONSUMER or IFACETABLECONSUMER crontask instance so that only messages for certain enterprise services are processed by a particular crontask instance. For example, you may want to process only workorder transactions associated with the MXWOInterface enterprise service. if you set the enterprise service name in your crontask parameters to a value that matches a valid enterprise service name but do not enter the name of an external system which hosts the enterprise service,... [More]
For Maximo 7.6 customers who use the MIF's Message Tracking feature, there is a new archiving utility for Message Tracking data. You can archive the message tracking data and/or the related XML messages. See the details on this utility in the MIF section of the Maximo WIKI: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20Maximo%20Asset%20Management/page/Integration%20Framework
When using the Maximo Integration Framework (IF) in a clustered environment the following should be considered. For best performance with minimal impact to users, the Maximo Integration Framework (IF) can be configured to run on a single WebLogic application server instance of Maximo while users log in and work with a User Interface (UI) cluster of Maximo instances. In the below example, you will need 4 WebLogic application servers. One application server will serve as the Administration console for the rest of the... [More]
It's been a bit since my last entry in this series, so I thought I'd take some time this morning to finish off this tutorial on configuring a basic horizontal cluster. If you haven't read my previous posts, you can jump over to Part 1: WebSphere Configuration and Part 2: JMS Configuration . In this final portion of the three part series, we will go over the following topics. Creating the Virtual Host Assigning Names to JVM's Building and Deploying ear files Isolating functionality I will note... [More]