Once in a while I'll get questions about performance problems. Specific scenarios can be resolved by applying Interim Fixes or adding indexes. Those critical and urgent problems often happen throughout the entire system.
Here is a collection of performance related recordings and technotes that might help:
SCCD 7.5.1 Performance Education Session
Correcting Slow User Queries
Email Interaction Setup (EIS) application application is included in Maximo Asset Management Fixpack 18.104.22.168 and above.
With EIS users can interact with Maximo using a smartphone without having to login to Maximo:
Change the status of a record such as a work order
Accept or reject a workflow assignment
Update attributes such as the start date
The overall benefit of using Email Interaction Setup is that progress is not held up while waiting for the action of an end user.
Below is a... [More]
Are you a Maximo Asset Management customer at fixpack 22.214.171.124 or above? Would your Asset Management users like to complete their day-to-day activities more quickly AND type less? Then you should consider configuring the type-ahead feature on your Maximo Asset Management server.
To learn more, please read this article on our wiki, Configuring Type-ahead.
We need to get back to password basics since weak passwords are still the leading cause of data breaches for both individuals and companies. Follow these guidelines to help avoid future breaches:
1. Social Media:
Don't use passwords that can be guessed from information provided on personal or professional Social Media sites like:
a) Family Members
b) High School or Year of Graduation
c) Place of Employment... [More]
By Randy McDaniel
Whether you have 10 or 100 workers, do they have a clear idea of what is on their plate each day? Or do they kill time waiting or looking for supervisors to tell them what to do? Organizing work so it can be assigned to the right people at the right time is a challenge for achieving Plant and Facilities Maintenance Excellence.
Here are three simple concepts that will lead to effective and efficient work management:
In 2012, IBM introduced the IBM SmartCloud Control Desk, a unified platform for IT Service Management.
In Feb 2013, we released updates to SmartCloud Control Desk, adding
more features, and another step towards the vision of a true control
center for your enterprise. Key new features include
Ability to set up an internal “enterprise app store” with automated backend fulfillment of the applications Map integration which enables ability to narrow down the geographic location of incidents and assign nearby resources “What-if” impact... [More]
IBM Maximo Integrators for TRIRIGA is available for Download from the ISM Library - Integrated Space & Move Management Business Process Click to Download Extend your Maximo footprint beyond traditional Enterprise Asset Management and Work Planning and into Strategic Facility Planning & Move and Space Management What is it? Configurable Tools to enable integration of Maximo and TRIRIGA to support an integrated move management process. Leverage your existing Maximo implementation to get TRIRIGA up and running quickly This supported... [More]
Changes in the Maximo "View Manage Queries" functionality will be explained. This article highlights the differences in the functionality. There are three new security sigoptions that have been added. These are not automatically granted. The Maximo administrator will need to explicitly enable sigoptions for users that require permission to view or edit queries from the View Manage Queries pull down under Save Query on the list tab. The first two sigoptions apply to all applications that offer this functionality. These allow... [More]
vulnerability fixes affecting IBM products and solutions can be found on the
new IBM Product Security Incident Response
Blog at this main portal :
These security fixes below should be applied to mitigate security
exposures for Maximo or other code that might be used with Maximo.
Product Security Update 1:
Security Bulletin: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Addressed in Maximo Asset and Service Management Products: ... [More]
Maximo for Service Providers is an add-on product for Maximo and SmartCloud Control Desk that helps meets the needs of clients who manage assets and services for customers, as a business, or clients who manage assets and services within an enterprise and bills internally for those services. It includes a suite of applications that manage customer agreements, response plans, service delivery, supplier contracts and customer billing. A simple but powerful capability which is available in Maximo for Service Providers is the ability to bill... [More]
Don't Miss the next TUC Webcast on October 11, 2012 11:00 AM ET USA
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See why Maximo Scheduler isn’t just
for scheduling anymore. Maximo Scheduler has received significant enhancements
in the latest release. During this
webcast you will learn about Maximo®
Asset Management Scheduler allows planners to view any and all factors
influencing the creation of a reliable work schedule. And see how Maximo Scheduler provides the
tools necessary to seamlessly hand off to those... [More]
By Christa Barker and Alfredo Cortes The Database Configuration Application has been enhanced in Maximo 126.96.36.199 with a new object definition menu called ‘Exclude Attribute Data’. Here is where you can specify the user-defined attributes that you do not want included in your new object during the duplication process. Additionally you have the ability to control what records are excluded by using a condition created with our SQL Builder. Records are skipped when the condition specified evaluates to true. See the ‘Exclude Attribute Data’... [More]
Abstract : This tutorial describes the new asynchronous data
validation functionality in IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management 7.5.
Besides, it shows how to enable/disable this functionality (that is enabled, by
default) to all the applications, or how to select only specific applications
to be enabled/disabled.
Enterprises demand processes that
help their teams become more efficient. Thinking about that, Maximo 7.5 has
additional tools to guarantee that each task is completed with the minimum
amount of time and effort. One of... [More]
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Service Management Connect (SMC) is a vibrant community where IBM,
its clients and business partners collaborate together to improve the quality
of Tivoli products.
After being launched at Pulse2011, users began populating the site
to take advantage of the interaction available with product developers. In
2012, SMC evolved into a portal of transparent development. Combined with the other
social capabilities of SMC, the new transparent development platform provides
clients with the... [More]
Support technical exchanges (STEs) are educational sessions led by our subject matters experts (SMEs) from within our product support team. These SMEs can provide a fresh prospective on your Tivoli products, as well as, best practices you can take home. To find the upcoming schedule of STEs, as well as re-plays from previous STEs, for the Maximo and Maximo based products (SCCD, TSRM, CCMDB) check out this link: http://ibm.co/OGKGUv
Do you have requirements to make your Maximo DB scalable or highly available? If so, using IBM DB2® pureScale™ and it's clustering technology can help you achieve high availability and scalability for your Maximo environment. IBM DB2® pureScale™ is certified for use with Maximo Asset Configuration Management 188.8.131.52 . You must configure your database server manually, and then install Maximo Asset Management 184.108.40.206 by following the instructions in the Installation Guide to deploy manually reusing existing middleware. After you install the... [More]
Please join the Tivoli
User Community for a live Webcast and opportunity for questions, Thursday,
July 26th 2012, 11:00 AM ET.
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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:
IBM Software released the 220.127.116.11 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
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
Just home from watching Avengers Assemble at the movies, thinking about how super heroes manage to be exactly where they are needed at just the right time. When you are in a tricky situation, wouldn't it be convenient to have your own personal superhero to save the day. Maximo field help is available to you exactly when you need it, and where you need it. If you do not know what information is needed in a Maximo field, or what the consequences of selecting a particular option are, then you can click ALT+F1 on the field and the information you... [More]
Functional improvements in Maximo Integration Framework (MIF) Data Import functionality enable the selection of two different ways to address error correction: GUI-based and File-based . The data import functionality provided through the External System application gives the option of identifying the error management mechanism of your preference. "File-based" error management is supported by Maximo's Message Reprocessing application thru an enhanced GUI where re-processable files (files including all errors identified from their... [More]
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Connect, learn, and share with IBM Tivoli on the development of
future product releases. Learn how you can get open access to release
plans, product roadmaps, sprint demos, and beta code so that you can
provide feedback and make a direct impact on what development teams
deliver. Denny O’Brien is a manager in the IBM Tivoli strategy and development
organization. In his current role, Denny manages the... [More]
Assetmanagement searches for balance between preformance, risk and costs to control and maintain infra- and civil assets. Next to that the influence of availability guarantees, especially when it is needed, and also the growing importance of safety, environment, economy, certification, reliability and efficiency.
The Asset Management Community also has to take into account influences from our Smarter Planet, new measurements methods, new information available from sensors, measurements, but also the increasing amount of vidoe camera's... [More]
When to use Child Work Orders, Tasks and the Multi Asset Location Table on Work Orders in Maximo In my blog entry this week I wanted to talk about the different ways you can utilize work orders to create projects or work packages in Maximo. The first question people tend to ask is: Should I use Child Work Orders, Tasks or this new Multi Asset/Location table? This is a very good question and the answer to this question depends on a number of factors. Let’s discuss those factors. When you have a large amount of work that needs to be done and you... [More]
You can count on unpredictability when it comes to weather in New England. This winter has been virtually snowless, though many who had to rake deep snow off their roofs last year while waiting for power to be restored are enjoying the balmy temps. One thing that is consistent, however, is that Pulse is always an amazing showcase of products and services, and 2012 will be better than ever. Pulse runs March 4-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Final prep is underway to get our demos and presentations fine tuned so we can show as many people as... [More]
In the last few BiLog entries, I've talked about a variety of performance enablers, including
Enabling Complex reports to be executed via schedules only at http://ibm.co/ov4ShP
Defining‘non-peak server time’ when complex reports should be executed at http://ibm.co/qUYirf
Setting record limits to minimize user data (process) overindulgences at http://ibm.co/qy6JbX
While doing this, I’ve also brought in some analogies on enormous food buffets, and agonizing Boston Area Traffic.
Today, I'll build upon the... [More]
In the last couple of Maximo releases, the Integration
Framework has been evolving to provide an improved user experience that will
assist you with the challenges involved with external system integration. For those of you who are not familiar with the Integration
Framework take a look at Maximo 7.5 info center for additional information on
how it enables Maximo to integrate data with other applications http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v49r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.mbs.doc/gp_intfrmwk/c_if_overview.html
How many custom reports do you have? Do you have 25, 50 – or is your number in the
range of 100 to 250 custom reports? Or
are you in the category where you don’t know how many custom reports you have
because your users are creating their own uncontrolled reports in tools like
The topic of custom reports leads to a myriad of questions
- Is each custom
- What determines if
a custom report is approved, and then developed?
- Should super users be given database and... [More]