Have you ever wondered how the translations in Maximo work ? If your answer is no, you are probably reading the wrong blog and you may want to work more on searching techniques If however the answer is yes, then please read on and I will hopefully unravel some of the mystery for you.
Maximo translations for the numerous languages available are provided if XLIFF files. A program called TDToolkit processes the files and creates tables and table... [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]
A few days ago one of our L2 engineers sent me a message via Sametime, asking if he can share something with me. Next thing I see on my screen is a big photo – showing 3 tired, but very happy looking people. I wondered what this was all about!
Our engineer then forwarded a note with big THANK YOU for the exceptional support provided by our team. He explained that our client sent the ‘selfie’ to us along with the thank you note.
I have to give a big thank you back to our client -... [More]
Maximo Activity Dashboard (PerfMon)
The Maximo Activity Dashboard commonly known as PerfMon is available as a UI Interface from Maximo version 7 onwards. It is normally used when debugging performance related problems in Maximo.
Here are some of the capabilities of PerfMon –
Provides information on Individual Request Processing Time on the server side including –
Overall response time
Average response time for similar kind of... [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]
I gave a presentation on IBM Installation Manager a couple of days ago. We recently released an Interim Release Fix for both Maximo (version 126.96.36.199 and later only) and SmartCloud Control Desk (version 188.8.131.52 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]
My car is about 4 years old and in need of serious
cleaning. With two young kids starting a
new school year, new activities and monsoon season apparently beginning in my
area, I haven’t had an opportunity to give the “family truckster” a good shine. This weekend was the perfect opportunity, so
I seized the moment and started by cleaning out the inside. As I started to clean the third row I bumped
a small button next to the seat and to my surprise out popped a cup
holder. As I said earlier I’ve owned
this car for 4 years and was... [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]
After posting my last blog ' What you always wanted to know about hotfixes... ', our L3 (Level 3) manager sent me some really excellent and detailed information about the definition and attributes of Fixpacks, Interim Fixes and Limited Availability fixes. I want to share this information with you here:
Fixpacks are deliveries of product defect fixes that are put through a full development release cycle and the largest amount of QA testing of all maintenance. The... [More]
Maximo Mobile 7.5.1 has just recently been released and in
addition to being supported on Windows and Windows Mobile devices, it can now
be run on Android phones and tablets. This is great news for many clients who
have had trouble finding mobile devices they are happy with. Android offers a
number of options from ruggedized devices to phones and tablets. With this
Android support, we can also support voice to text data entry, taking pictures
with the camera and having them become attachments without having to leave the
application and... [More]
Use the Workflow Designer application to create, view, modify, and delete Workflow process records that reflect your business processes. An active Workflow process revision defines the different paths that a record can take as it moves through the business process. The process also defines the actions and notifications that should take place at various points in the process. You create a workflow process by inserting nodes and connection lines on a Workflow canvas. Each Workflow process includes start and stop nodes. Start and stop nodes do... [More]
What's in a Name? This simple question resonates with English speakers as part of a famous dialog in William Shakespeare's well-known play, Romeo and Juliette. This question, immortalized by The Bard in the sixteenth century, remains powerful to the present day. In its simplicity, the question suggests the distinction between what we label something, and what it actually is. The question also serves as a way to introduce an important development in the way Maximo Nuclear is bringing value to customers outside the realm of commercial nuclear... [More]
Configuration Management (CM) is the specification of allowable as-designed asset assemblies (“Models”) and/or as-maintained physical builds. It can also mean the process of ensuring that actual asset physical builds meet the requirements of an allowable configuration. Functional builds may also be represented (for example, an “electronic systems only” view of the equipment). For the purposes of this “Models” application design, we take the rigorous view that Configuration Management refers only to reference data (i.e. the configurations... [More]
Today I am going to introduce you to the world of scripting with Maximo. Maximo scripting let you customize a slew of Maximo components. These components include these kinds of customizations:
Customizing MBOs through save-point and initialization-point validations and actions and MBO field validations and actions.
Customizing workflow, escalation, conditional UI, menus, and push-button actions via scripted actions and conditions.
It is important to understand that the Automation scripts are a server-side... [More]
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