Earlier this year, I blogged on installing IBM Installation Manager, without getting into too much detail, actually. I recently followed that up with a step-through migrating profiles from WebSphere 7.0 to WebSphere 8.5.5. I seem to have forgotten an important step, huh? Yep, that's right. This week's blog post will be all about How to Get Your Blog Posts In Order.
First, the link to the Installation Manager install blog post
Second, the link to the first Migrating profiles blog post... [More]
QUICK OVERVIEW ......... If you know how it works and just want to look at logging, look below for 'Basic Debugging'
VMMSYNC is a crontask provided within Maximo products. As with all crontasks it can be set to run at regular intervals.
The crontask makes contact with a component of WebSphere called VMM (Virtual Member Manager) via API calls.
The calls will be actioned against a federated repository and will request information on users, groups and group assignments from within the federated... [More]
This is a cross post from Ser vice Man agem ent 360 sit e .
Would you like to configure your Maximo Anywhere solution to show additional fields?
In this blog " How to add a read-write Maximo field to IBM Maximo Anywhere ", I cover the steps to implement this configuration, which include:
Determining the Maximo field you want to add
Updating the app.xml UI section to show/update the field in the Work Details... [More]
Daytime and Date field calculation issue when using Daylight Savings in MAXIMO
When using daylight savings option in MAXIMO, bug occurs in date and date time calculation where 1 hour is added or deducted from the date, and this can result in completely different date when 1 hour is deducted from 00:00, so it becomes 23:00 on the previous date. This bug affects all applications in MAXIMO including the Invoices and Scheduler, where it can create numerous issues, since dates will not be aligned and transactions can get... [More]
It's July? Really? Nooooooo!!! What happened to January, February, March, April, May and June?
If your year is speeding by,, you may have missed some of the incredible new features and information on Maximo Asset Management. To make sure you are up to date -- check out the latest information below
Interested in exploring alternate ways to deploy Maximo? Maximo is now available in a SaaS (Software as a Service) offering! This hosted solution... [More]
On June 27, 2014, IBM Software released the 188.8.131.52 fix pack for Maximo Asset Management, Maximo Asset Management Essentials, and Tivoli Asset Management for IT.
Information for Fix Pack 184.108.40.206 can be found here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037898
Additionally, you can find the list of corrected APARs for this fix pack here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21676540
What's new in 220.127.116.11?
Here's a few highlights:
New Platform Support:... [More]
Finishing up from the last blog post , it's time to create Windows services. Otherwise you will always have to have a session logged into the Windows server to start the three Maximo-related services (Dmgr, nodeagent, MXServer).
You can follow the instructions in the installation guides found here to create Windows services manually using WASService.exe, or you can use the nifty WASServiceHelper interactive command-line interface tool now included with WebSphere 8. (With WAS 6 and 7, it was a downloadable product... [More]
In LDAPSYNC, if a large chunk of data takes a long time to process and the processing time exceeds the Active Directory’s idle connection timeout setting ( MaxConnIdleTime ), it can cause the Active Directory to close the connection which leads to synchronization failure.
LDAPSYNC fails with errors like these:
BMXAA6752E - Group synchronization could not be performed because of error connection closed. The error count was 148. See the associated message. Correct the... [More]
You've downloaded and installed WebSphere 8.5.5, the IHS and the Plugin. You have everything up and running, Maximo deployed and want to use the web server to access Maximo or load balance to multiple JVM's, so why isn't it working? Why are you receiving "Page Not Found" errors? In most cases it's likely a key step was missed that is automated with the Middleware\Maximo install when using WebSphere 7, that step is the Plugin Configuration.
During the install of WebSphere 8.5.5, you may of only installed the... [More]
This is a cross post fr o m S e r vi c e M a n ag e m en t 36 0 s i t e .
Would you like to know how to do the initial setup of Maximo Anywhere in your environment?
In this blog post, " How to configure queryBases in Maximo Anywhere" , I provide an overview of the initial configurations available for setting up your Maximo Anywhere solution and also provide a sample for adding a queryBase to Maximo Anywhere apps.
I am interested in understanding the specific setup and configurations... [More]
Just a quick plug before we head off into the land of screen shots.
I attended a demo that showed off new user interface features coming in the next version of Maximo. Of great interest was the new interface, or skin. It's much cleaner than before, with larger type and just the right amount of white space. They've also hidden some elements that don't need always to be seen. (If you're worried about the new look causing problems for users used to the old look and feel, don't worry - everything is turned off when you... [More]
Continuing from my last blog posting , the next step is to migrate your profiles.
Today's entry is pretty much going to be a step-by-step how to migrate the existing Deployment Manager profile, using out-of-the-box (OOB) Maximo 7.5. Your own environment is more complex than out-of-the-box Maximo, so this will be easy. Let's start!
1. First, shut down IBM HTTP and IBM WAS 7.0 services, and change their startup Type to manual. Then, restart the server.
Even though you'll be given a... [More]
On May 30, 2014 IBM Software released the Interim Fix 009 (IF009) for Maximo Asset Management 18.104.22.168.
Information for Interim Fix 009 (IF009) can be found here: http://bit.ly/1kMkWWL
See the readme file for more information.
Remember to review considerations and prerequisites before applying this interim fix.
IBM Support strongly recommends keeping Maximo Asset Management implementations up to date with the latest available maintenance.
Continuing from my last blog post , I'm assuming you have installed WebSphere 8.5.5. I'm going to do a simple migration: out-of-the-box Maximo 22.214.171.124 from WebSphere 126.96.36.199 to WebSphere 188.8.131.52.
Prerequisites for using Migration Tool:
1. WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 184.108.40.206
2. A Maximo Asset Management instance currently running on WAS 7.0
2a. MAM Fix Pack 220.127.116.11 or later installed
Configuration Migration Tool - what is it? It is one of several WebSphere wizards that use a graphical... [More]
This is a cross post fro m Se r vic e Ma n age m ent 360 si t e .
Would you like to know the extensibility capabilities of Maximo Anywhere and how you can turbocharge your Maximo Anywhere solution so that it includes the configurations and customizations required for your specific environment?
In this blog post, " How can you turbocharge your Maximo Anywhere application?" , I introduce the Maximo Anywhere platform, and explain its configuration and customization capabilities and how... [More]
Now that you've installed WebSphere 8.5.5, how do you get Maximo 18.104.22.168 to run on it?
There are two ways to do it.
The hard way is to set up everything manually. This requires that you know what needs to be set up. More importantly, it requires that you need to know where to go to find out what needs to be set up.
While WebSphere 8.5.5 is a big leap forward for WebSphere, a lot of that's under the hood. You don't see it. To the Maximo administrator, the interface will look very familiar. You will be... [More]
Last year, we met with a number of customers across different industries to discuss your needs for the readme file that accompanies the Maximo Asset Management 7.5 fix packs.
You told us that you'd like to be able to retrieve information more easily, that you'd like more information on behavior changes, you'd also like security items highlighted, and generally that you'd like us to reduce the time that you need to spend testing a fix pack before you roll it into a production environment.
We've taken your... [More]
The record set totals 143. Ranging from jazz, country and rock and roll, the 143 records commander a prime, comfortable spot in our attic.
Your Maximo record set may or may not have the same historical grooves. However, understanding how a Maximo application record set can be applied in Maximo Ad Hoc reporting is critical.
Maximo Ad Hoc reporting enables your Power users to create their own reports - for their unique business needs. One of the key components of... [More]
Security is more important than ever, and securing applications is a priority to every company. Many clients ask for documentation on configuring Maximo for LDAP authentication. You end up having to review many different articles to address a single topic, so I've decided to lay out a basic LDAP configuration using WebSphere 7 and Maximo 22.214.171.124. This will walk through connecting WebSphere to your domain right down to the synchronization process and hopefully give a more clear understanding of the configuration process. For the purpose of... [More]
When using VMMSYNC to synchronize user and person records, out of the box you are limited to the attributes that exist as part of the PersonAccount Entity in WebSphere and what exists in the User and Group mappings on the Crontask. This doesn't always fulfill the requirements of the end user who needs to bring more information in from other attributes that exist on a user record in the Active Directory domain. In this post I will outline the process of adding a field to Maximo and then synchronizing data from the directory server into... [More]
This is a cross post from Ser vice Man agem ent 360 sit e .
Is your organization looking for a mobility solution for your Maximo-based enterprise asset management implementation? Have you struggled with mobility requirements while looking for a complete solution that not only fulfills your Maximo needs but also fits into your enterprise mobility strategy?
In this blog What is IBM Maximo Anywhere, and why should you care? I provide an... [More]
It is possible to run escalation to rollover annual YTD for Inventory items.
Below is a screen shots to test that the escalation works for just one item. Once it works correctly, Maximo administrator can set the condition to 1=1 to update all the item records
Screen shots of the actions in the action group:
NOTE: Run As User in the Escalation Cron should be MAXADMIN user with access to all the sites
If you already have your Maximo Anywhere 7.5, then you maybe have experienced the fact you need to set a specific host or a port in the application and you cannot change worklight settings in a device without physical menu button.
Let's get this done then:
1. Open the deploy.properties file under MaximoAywhere/platform/mobile/config path
2. Change the host, port or whatever information you need to be generated together with the apk to be installed in your device
3. Save the file and then open a command screen... [More]
No need to wait any longer you can find it here!
Maximo Asset Management 126.96.36.199 Interim Fix 012 -
This is a cross post from Service Management 360 site .
Are you interested in learning more about Maximo mobility options and Maximo Anywhere? In this blog F ive considerations for building mobile solutions for IBM Maximo , I cover some common factors to be considered when defining your mobility solution for Maximo, including:
Portability to different mobile devices
Usability and fit to purpose
Configurability and Extensability
I gave a presentation on IBM Installation Manager a couple of days ago. We recently released an Interim Release Fix for both Maximo (version 188.8.131.52 and later only) and SmartCloud Control Desk (version 184.108.40.206 and later only)
This release includes WebSphere 8.5.5. (See the Tivoli Process Automation Engine Product Coexistence Matrix 7.5.x . for product versions supported on WebSphere 8.5.5). WAS 8.5.5 is installed with IBM Installation Manager, which is different than any of our other installers (we use... [More]
How long have these been here? A jar of mustard, a bottle of pineapple juice and a wedge of unidentifiable cheese in the back corner of our refrigerator? While I scratch my head trying to remember the day of their last usage - I know that these items are extremely obsolete .
Likewise, you may have a number of items in your Inventory which are obsolete or inactive . To help you identify issues like these, new Inventory Management content for Maximo is now available! This content is contained within the... [More]
So, you've decided to check out our free trial version of Maximo Inventory Insights. The next step? Extracting your inventory data for analysis...
Before you begin
You must know the JDBC URL, and the user name and password for the Maximo database. If you do not have this information, contact your Maximo administrator. You might want your Maximo administrator to install the data collector agent as it must be installed on the Maximo application server.
After you request the... [More]
The team at Maximo Inventory Insights like to make things as easy as possible for our users. We take away all the headaches associated with installation and configuration of our software, and instead of providing you with the tools for data analysis, we do the data analysis for you and present it to you in an intuitive and easy-to-understand manner. Not content with doing all this, we also have enhanced our user assistance to help you quickly understand your inventory.
Want to know more?... [More]