Configure Maximo Application Suite

Use the administration Configurations and Integrations pages to access and manage the IBM® Maximo® Application Suite component settings for your environment.

Configuration and integration management requires the following entitlement and access:

Administration Enablement Administration Access
Base or Premium System management

Tip: When you deploy a Maximo Application Suite application, you are prompted for the required settings for the application and for any supporting tools. You can pre-configure these settings, in which case the information is just validated during installation and no further input is required.

Configurations Required by application
MongoDB All
Apache Kafka Maximo Monitor
LDAP Optional
SAML Optional
Db2 Warehouse Maximo Monitor
Integrations Required by application
Slack Optional
PagerDuty Optional

The following sections describe the Maximo Application Suite components and the required parameters.

MongoDB

MongoDB is a core component of Maximo Application Suite and is used by Maximo Application Suite and its applications to store configuration data. The MongoDB data storage is configured during the initial setup.

Important: Changing the MongoDB configuration after setup requires careful coordination and data migration to avoid service disruptions. If you need to change the MongoDB configuration after the initial setup, contact support.

MongoDB details

The following parameters are configurable:

Required by

Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka acts as a buffer for asynchronous operations inside the Maximo Application Suite applications.

Important: Be careful if you change the Kafka configuration after you deploy one or more applications that use it. As a rule, cease all active use of the application for a period, disable the application, reconfigure Kafka, and then redeploy the application. For more information, see the application-specific documentation.

Configuration parameters

The following parameters are configurable:

Required by

LDAP

To use LDAP user registry with Maximo Application Suite, you need the following LDAP server information:

Configuration parameters

The following parameters are configurable:

Required by

SAML

Configuring SAML user authentication for use with Maximo Application Suite is a multistep process:

  1. Create SAML service provider information Your Maximo Application Suite server acts as service provider for the SAML identify provider (IdP). You need to provide a preferred service provider name and select a name identifier format, or use the defaults. The information is written to a service provider meta data file that you use to configure your SAML provider.
  2. Register with the SAML provider. Configure your SAML IdP to recognize Maximo Application Suite. Use the downloaded SP file and follow the information for your SAML provider to complete this step.
  3. From your SAML IdP, download the SAML IdP metadata XML file to Maximo Application Suite.

Configuration parameters

The following parameters are configurable:

Required by

Db2 Warehouse

Db2 is a core component of the Maximo Monitor application where it is used for device data and data analytics storage.

Configuration parameters

The following parameters are configurable:

Required by

Note: The Db2 database connection can also be shared with other Maximo Application Suite applications that require database connectivity. For example, when you deploy Maximo® Health and Maximo® Predict you can select to share the main Maximo Application Suite JDBC Db2 connection, or set up a unique database connection for these applications.

Slack

Maximo Application Suite supports sending notifications to Slack on topics such as installation, upgrade, rollback, deploy, and disable actions.

To deploy this feature, register an application in your Slack workspace and provide its API Key along with the name of Slack channel to post to.

Note: This configuration is shared with the rest of Maximo Application Suite. Notifications are provided across all applications and during Maximo Application Suite upgrades.

Configuration parameters

The following parameters are configurable:

Required by

PagerDuty

Maximo Application Suite supports PagerDuty as an internal tool for incident response.

Configuration parameters

The following parameters are configurable:

Required by