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Maximo Upgrade Resources

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This tech note provides information on the various Maximo upgrade programs.

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On 24 July 2020, IBM Software released Maximo Asset Management Feature Pack 7.6.1.2.

On 14 December 2018, IBM Software released the Maximo Asset Management Feature Pack 7.6.0.10.

Upgrade Considerations

Upgrading to Maximo Asset Management 7.6.1.2

On 24 July 2020, IBM released Maximo Asset Management 7.6.1.2. Review thoroughly Maximo 7.5 to 7.6.1 Upgrade Guide link for complete upgrade details and instructions before starting any 7.6.1 upgrade effort. This upgrade information is provided for upgrading from Maximo Asset Management 7.5.0.11 or 7.6.0.x deployments.

Automation Scripting Updates - Maximo Asset Management 7.6.1.2

Maximo 7.6.1 uses IBM JDK 1.8, and the Mozilla Rhino JavaScript (JS) engine has been replaced with the Oracle Nashorn (V8) engine. See Automation scripts updates required with the JavaScript engine in JDK 1.8.

Upgrading to Maximo Asset Management 7.5.0.11

Review the Maximo 7.1 to 7.5 Upgrade Guide when upgrading to 7.5.0.11 for complete upgrade details and instructions before to starting any 7.5 upgrade effort. Your Maximo 7.1 system must be at 7.1.1.13 Fix Pack level before upgrading to version 7.5. If you have Industry Solutions installed in your environment, use the Product Upgrade Requirements link in the version 7 Upgrade Requirements section to determine your upgrade requirements.

Upgrading to Maximo Asset Management 7.1.1.13

Review thoroughly the Maximo 6 to 7 Upgrade Guide before starting the upgrade to Maximo 7.1.1.3. Maximo 6 must be at 6.2.8 Fix Pack level before upgrading to version 7.1. Industry Solutions installed in your environment, use the Product Upgrade Requirements link in the version 7 Upgrade Requirements section to determine your upgrade requirements.

Customers starting at Maximo versions 4 or 5 should ensure they have the latest Maximo 5 to IBM Maximo 6 upgrade program, version 6.5.1.1. If you have not requested this latest version of the Maximo 6 upgrade, open a new case with IBM Support.

Note the Maximo 6 to 7.1, 7.1 to 7.5, 7.5 to 7.6, and the 7.5/7.6.0 to 7.6.1 upgrades are components of the 7.1, 7.5, 7.6.0 or 7.6.1 product installation included when you download the product from Passport Advantage. There is no separate Upgrade media required for this part of the upgrade process. You use the Upgrade Request Form to request upgrade media for Maximo upgrades 3-4, 4-5, or 5-6.

Additional Upgrade Considerations

Effective 23 April 23 2011, IBM no longer provides the Oracle WebLogic Application Server media to existing and upgrading customers. Those customers that have deployed their existing system to Oracle WebLogic Server and are evaluating an upgrade to 7.6.1 may deploy to IBM WebSphere (provided at no additional cost) or obtain the WebLogic media from Oracle or an approved Oracle software vendor. Note that previous versions of WebLogic Application Server provided with Maximo Asset Management 5, 6, or 7.1 will not function and are not supported for use with Maximo Asset Management 7.5 or 7.6. For additional information, please click here.


Product Upgrade Roadmaps

Maximo 6.2 to 7.5

The following steps outline a 6.2 to 7.5 upgrade path. If you are planning on upgrading to Maximo 7.6.1, you must review the 7.6.1 Product Upgrade section as the 7.6.1 upgrade roadmap and version requirements are different. If your system is currently Maximo 6.2, please note that Maximo 6.2.8 is the prerequisite/minimum version and patch you need to have applied before upgrading to 7.1. To upgrade from 6.2 to 7.5, you will follow this process:

  • Apply Maximo 6.2.8 fix pack
  • Install 7.1, which includes the 6-7 upgrade program
  • Contact Maximo Support for Maximo 7.1.1.13 fix pack
  • Upgrade 6.2.8 to 7.1.1.13
  • Install 7.5, which includes the 7.1.1 - 7.5 upgrade program
  • Apply Maximo 7.5.0.11 fix pack

Maximo 6.0/6.1 to v7.5

The following steps outline a 6.0/6.1 to 7.5 upgrade path. If you are planning on upgrading to Maximo 7.6.1, you must review the 7.6.1 Product Upgrade section as the 7.6.1 upgrade roadmap and version requirements are different. If your system is currently Maximo 6.0 or 6.1, please note that Maximo 6.2.8 is the prerequisite/minimum version and patch you need to have applied before upgrading to 7.1. Many Maximo 6.0 and earlier versions customers can benefit from alternative upgrade options and are urged to contact their IBM Business Solutions Manager to discuss their specific upgrade options. To upgrade from 6.0/6.1 to 7.5, you will follow this process:

Version 7 Upgrade Requirements

Click here to view the requirements for upgrading to version 7.6.1 from v6 for various Maximo products including industry solutions. Please review all of the considerations and prerequisites that must be in place before upgrading.

7.6.1 Product Upgrade

If you are planning to upgrade to 7.6.1, your Maximo 7.5 will need to be at the Maximo fix pack 7.5.0.11 level or your Maximo 7.6.0 can be at any feature pack level before upgrading to version 7.6.1. Additionally, there is no direct upgrade from earlier versions of Maximo v6 to Maximo 7.6.1. If you are on Maximo v6, the current upgrade path is 6.2.8>7.1.1.13>7.5>7.5.0.11>7.6.1.2.

If your deployment of Maximo has more than one product, Industry Solution, or add on installed, all must be installed to 7.6 before the deployment of Maximo 7.6.1 can be completed.

Note: It is recommended always to install Maximo 7.6.1 and apply its latest fix pack/feature pack before performing the database operations of the upgrade. While this is optional when upgrading from any Maximo 7.6.0.x before Maximo 7.6.0.10, it is required when upgrading from Maximo 7.6.0.10.

Although Maximo Support strongly recommends you review the entire 7.6.1 Upgrade Guide, a high-level overview of the 7.5/7.6.0 to 7.6.1 upgrade process is:

  • Apply Maximo 7.5.0.11 fix pack. If at 7.6.0.x, no action needed
  • Complete Maximo 7.6.1 pre-upgrade tasks
  • Run the Maximo 7.6.1 product installation program to upgrade from 7.5 or 7.6.0 to 7.6.1
  • Run the corresponding 7.6 installation for each of the Industry Solution or add-on that is installed in the Maximo 7.5 or 7.6.0 deployment *
  • Apply Maximo 7.6.1.2 Feature Pack
  • Run the configuration utility to perform database update operations
  • Complete post-upgrade tasks
  • Maximo Project Adapter and Primavera Adapter do not have corresponding 7.6 versions and cannot be installed to Maximo 7.6. Primavera must be uninstalled before upgrading. Instructions on how to perform that task is in the attached upgrade guide.
  • Maximo Mobile products are not support in Maximo 7.6.1. Maximo Everyplace and Maximo Anywhere are mobile products in Maximo 7.6.1.

Maximo 7.6.1 Upgrade Documentation

Maximo 7.6.0 Upgrade Documentation

Maximo 7.5 Upgrade Documentation

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Modified date:
31 August 2021

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