Smart Meter - How to receive meter assets using xml file
After the version 7.5 of IBM Maximo for Utilities was released, some questions were raised about how the functionality of smart meters works. Specifically, what the correct procedures to receive meter assets in bulk would be, were asked. So, I have developed this document to explain how to do that. Smart Meter are devices that measure the consumption of electricity, gas, or water and modify standard rates according to use. Smart meters are delivered in large... [More]
Do you send postcards when you travel? Our family has a yearly competition to see who can send the best postcard, and I’m currently in the lead, with a postcard sent from here – the littlest post office in the United States. This postcard to the left is one of my favorites - sent back in June 1912, from the Rocky River in Cleveland, Ohio to one of my relatives in Buffalo, New York. Don’t wait to send those postcards whether you are traveling for vacation or for work – and also don’t wait to upgrade to Maximo 7503 with its incredible... [More]
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]
You may want to bookmark the new, simplified readme page. This link provides quick access to all fixpack and interim fix content without having to download the fixpack to get to them. The readme files are cumulative so if you get the fixpack readme you will get the content from ALL fixpacks for the given release and if you choose an interim fix readme readme you will get the content for all the interim fixes available for a given fixpack. Try it, you'll like it. 7.1 Readme files available here... [More]
Your in the midst of importing a ton of records into Maximo via the new Application Import feature or simply previewing them via the Import Preview feature in the External Systems application when the browser gui throws up an 'Internal Server Error'. The generic explanation for this error:
The Web server (running the Web Site) encountered an
unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling
the request by the client (e.g. your Web browser) for access to the requested URL.
Are we there yet? Even with a GPS depicting the exact minute of our arrival, I heard (and thought!) these same words multiple times over the course of driving our 1246 mile adventure these last four days! You may hear these same words as you may travel with your family this summer, and you may also wonder if we are there yet with reporting in Maximo. As noted in the July 2012 Maximo Report Upgrade Session referenced here , reporting has evolved tremendously over the last 12 years from its initial focus on architecture to its current focus... [More]
The Internet is changing the face of product support. It is an undeniable fact that the manner in which we attempt to resolve problems, be they complex software applications or finding the closest Italian restaurant, is entirely different than 10, 5, or even 2 years ago. In all facets of our daily lives, how we search for answers to even the simplest of problems have been forever changed through online technology and capabilities. The Internet permeates all aspects of our lives; how many readers of this blog post do not understand the phrase... [More]
A cluster groups similar functions on two or more Java virtual machines (JVMs) to process the function, such as scheduled cron tasks. Deploying Maximo in a clustered configuration can improve performance and reliability.
For example, you can configure resource-intensive operations, such as reports, to run in separate clusters. You can also configure processes that do not require user interaction, such as cron tasks, to run on separate clusters.
When you deploy Maximo in a clustered configuration, you complete several tasks within... [More]
If you need a quick answer to your question about a Maximo product, try posting it on the Maximo and Process Automation Solutions forum . This forum features a large community of active users that include IBM product developers, customers, and business partners. Discussion topics include configuration, implementation, and general sharing of product knowledge and experience. The forum covers all products built on Tivoli's process automation engine, including: Maximo Asset Management as well as add-ons and Industry Solutions IBM SmartCloud... [More]
On July 27, 2012, IBM Software released the Base Services 220.127.116.11 fix pack for Maximo Asset Management, Maximo Asset Management Essentials, and Tivoli Asset Management for IT. L2 Support and Development strongly recommend that you apply this maintenance to insure your system has the latest fixes and enhancements. For more information on this Fix Pack including links for download,
prerequisites, and considerations see the download document located
Spurred by the quest to enable our client’s additional functionality and coached by Agile processes, the 7503 development team introduced the Maximo 7503 release on July 20, 2012! This enabled a repeat team performance highlighted last year with the Maximo 7.5 release . One of the largest components on the 7503 release, were major updates to Maximo Reporting . The embedded reporting tool, BIRT, was upgraded from Version 2.3.2 to 3.7.1, and a new Direct Integration Option to Cognos 10.1.1 was enabled. Over the next few weeks, we’ll detail... [More]
Email over SSL is new in IBM Maximo 18.104.22.168 . For the first part please see: Email Listener Communications via GMail - Part I: Importing the SSL Certificate . The article Lifting the Hood on JavaMail Communications may prove useful for troubleshooting connectivity problems. System Properties Below are the properties that will be used to connect to GMail via SMTP. Note that the property 'mail.smtp.ssl.enable' has been added to allow authentication via SMTP over SSL. Enabling the properties may require a full restart of the Websphere... [More]
In Maximo Version 22.214.171.124, the
information center provides new instructions for optimizing system
performance. You can learn how to find the optimal heap size for
WebSphere® Application Server and how to configure
performance-related settings in DB2®. You can also learn more about
general database optimization techniques that you can use in any
database, such as customizing queries and setting sequence caches.
The new instructions also
provide detailed information on designing performance tests, which
can help you discover optimal... [More]
Maximo Asset Management v7.5 can be deployed using a variety of servers and software. The Maximo Asset Management v7.5 information center provides important installation and configuration information for all supported middleware products. At times, you might find it a bit daunting to sort though all of the information provided in order to locate information that is relevant to your particular environment. As part of the Maximo Asset Management 126.96.36.199 fix pack release, installation information has been provided in a new format. New PDF guides... [More]
The times they are a-changin' – especially with regard to how we work, and more specifically, where we do that work. With the rise in the popularity of mobile devices, gone are the days of solely relying on desktop computers to do business. Employees need to be able to change records remotely, without the need to log into the Maximo interface. Maximo Asset Management Version 7503 introduces a new application that enables just that. Email interaction Setup allows users to update an object or workflow assignment by sending an email with a number... [More]