Now that we've looked at what linear assets are and a case study for their use.........
We know that linear assets.....
Are defined by length
Can accurately depict assets that are defined by their length
Length of assets impact maintenance and work against the assets
They have start and end points that are defined by units of measure
Can be broken down into defined segments and reference points
Because of these unique characteristics, linear assets can... [More]
This post will cover some of the same ground as a series I published last year . Those postings went into depth on setting up a new WebSphere Application server, database server, and setting up application server security with LDAP, but didn't go into much depth about doing the WebSphere application server "migration". using the term migration is misleading--I am recreating the Maximo application server on a new server.
I decided recently that I need to re-image the Windows server that hosts four of... [More]
I'm back again, changing things up a bit this week from the usual LDAP blog. Today we are going to talk about clustering and go into a detail step by step guide to configuring WebSphere 8.5.5 in a horizontal cluster. Unlike a vertical cluster which is built up on the same server, a horizontal cluster spans multiple servers/nodes to allow for another layer of fail over.
Clustering is appropriate for implementations with a large user load, as you add more users you may need to add additional JVM's to either the existing nodes... [More]
When defining an alphanumeric attribute for a MBO (let's call it MYDESCRIPTION ), the database configuration application permits a long version by checking the "Long Description Owner?" flag. At saving time, Maximo automatically adds a new attribute linked to the alphanumeric attribute: its name is automatically set to the source attribute name plus the _LONGDESCRIPTION suffix (so for the previous example the long description attribute will be MYDESCRIPTION _ LONGDESCRIPTION ) and the Maximo type is automatically set to LONGALN .... [More]
Out of Memory condition could occur when deploying ear file in Websphere console or when running Maximo 7.5
Additional configuration from Websphere is needed to avoid getting error: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space in the log.
Open the WebSphere Application Server administration site by typing http://hostname:port/ibm/console .
The port is the number of the HTTP administrative port, which is 9060 by default. Type an ID (any ID without a password) and log in to it.
Select Servers > Application... [More]
So you've configured or are configuring Maximo to authenticate with a directory server. You've set the base entries to determine which Organizational Unit's you will be bringing into your repository and you realize; you don't want all the users in each of the OU's to have the option to authenticate (in all authenticated mapping), you don't want to configure base entries for many different OU's bringing in users you don't need to exist in the repository, you may just want users from a specific group be brought in... [More]
I'm back again this week with part 2 of my three part series on linear assets. Today we'll take a closer look at a usage case and see how the functionality of linear assets can make life much easier for you....
Here's the scenario:
- A public works department for a US state is responsible for the maintenance and repairs on a local highway
- Dispatcher and Planners need to easily define and direct work crews to very specific segments of the highway that needs repairs
- Features,... [More]
This is a true story (film rights reserved) but some names, events and facts may have been changed (due mainly to my typing and proofreading skills)
A tale of a hero - IBM Support Assistant ( ISA ) Team Server 5 and his sidekick (that would be me)
and of a villain - RC=13
It all started one wet and miserable morning in a small dark room in a place not so very far away. Disaster had struck as my server had just run out of memory. What could I do. Where could I turn. I had heard tales of a... [More]
You may have installed Maximo Anywhere recently and you chose to use the full version of WebSphere as your application server over WebSphere Liberty Profile or Apache. When going through the install screens you may have noticed you can't change the appcenteradmin password from the install panels. Have you ever wondered where this user is stored? How to change the password for appcenteradmin? Or even create another user? If so continue to read further.
The first part is understanding where this user is created and stored. The Worklight... [More]
I helped a customer today to access part of the Maximo help system. He had installed a new product and could not see the help screens for them "The topic that you have requested is not available." This meant that Maximo application help properly pointed to the topic, but the topic files were unavailable in the deployed help ear. The rest of the Maximo help system worked fine.
This told me that he had installed and deployed the Maximo application (maximo.ear), but had not built and deployed the updated Maximo help... [More]
This is a cross post fro m Se r vic e Ma n age m ent 360 si t e .
Continuing with my blogs on Maximo Anywhere Configuration examples, in this blog: How to add a Maximo field to an IBM Maximo Anywhere work list
I cover the steps to implement the addition of a field into the list of Work Orders which show up when you login into Maximo Anywhere Work Execution App. These steps include:
Determining the Maximo field you... [More]
Just yesterday, I came home from a trip to Park City, Utah. If you've never been to Park City, I would suggest you add it to your bucket list. Park City is a beautiful mountainside community approximately 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. The home to the Sundance Film Festival and the Kimball Arts Festival, Park City was the also the host site of the 2002 Winter Olympics. It lies close to the Wasatch National Forest with it's stunning scenery and locales (Mirror Lake is my personal favorite). And lest I not forget the purpose of... [More]
Hi again! It's been a little while since my last entry so I thought I'd get back to it today with a three part series on one of my favorite Maximo topics and that's Linear Assets. In the first installment of the series we'll take a look at what linear assets are, in the second installment we'll look at a use case and then in the final installment we'll look at some of various industries that linear assets might be useful for.
Linear Assets is an add-on component to core Maximo that extends asset... [More]
MxLoader is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that allows to quickly and easily query and load data into IBM Maximo, IBM SmartCloud Control Desk (SCCD) and other TPAE based applications.
In this article I will show how simple it is to load data into Maximo from an Excel sheet using MxLoader. First of all, download MxLoader from the developerWorks community . To have a quick overview of the tool I suggest you to watch this 4 minutes video .
When you open MxLoader you are typically prompted... [More]
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]