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Installing Maximo 7.6 on Redhat Linux 6.6 (Part three of three)

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Installing Maximo 7.6 on Redhat Linux 6.6 (Part three of three)


Continuing from here.

Back to the Configuration Tool screen. Now, configure a new deployment.

imageClicked on Configure a new deployment

Configure general production information... You can (but are not required to) enter the workflow administrator email and SMTP server name here. Next>

Configure the DB2 instance... Next >


Configure the DB2 database... I enabled full text search here. Next >


Configure the Application server... Next >

And here is the place, fifteen screens later, where I have to remember what I set as a DB2 password. Having not used a complex password for DB2 earlier means that I cannot now require one now. (In case you're wondering, it's in the area


I must leave Enable restrictive password policy unchecked... Next >


Configure base language... Next >


Add additional languages... Next >

Now, just to test whether all of these options will work, I unchecked everything except Validate the configuration options.



Configuration options successful! Note the message. I click Yes , go back to Apply Deployment Operations and check all of the boxes.


One hour and six minutes later...



Now let's log into Maximo...


And we have a go.



After a few more (mostly successful) Linux installations, I edited my punch list down to the following. Since every environment is different, your mileage may vary.

Server Setup and Maximo Download

1. Install Linux.

2. Log in as root.

3. Install Firefox, if not already installed.

4. Download and install latest Java JRE and add it to Firefox.

5. From IBM Passport Advantage, download the files for your OS: see this download technote.

6. Expand the directories into a single directory at the root - \root\instl

OS Configuration

7. Red Hat Linux package installations

  yum install compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64

 yum install compat-libstdc++-33.i686

 yum install libaio.i686

 yum install ksh.x86_64

8. Modify ulimit

Modify ~root/.bash_profile to add

 ulimit -f unlimited

 ulimit -n 8192

Save the file.

Log out and log back in again (still as root).

9. Temporarily disable SELinux

From terminal window, run setenforce 0.

10. Firewall settings - I did not include this in my run through above, but they are in the Installation guide.

Configure the firewall to allow:

WWW (HTTP) 80/tcp

Secure WWW (HTTPS) 443/tcp

and WebSphere ports:

MXServer WC_defaulthost_secure port (default first port 9443) 9443/tcp

MXServer WC_defaulthost port (default first port 9080) 9080/tcp

WebSphere secure console port (Deployment manager WC_adminhost) 9043/tcp

WebSphere console port (Deployment manager WC_adminhost_secure) 9060/tcp

WebSphere Deployment manager SOAP port 8879/tcp

Install Maximo Asset Management

11. Start Launchpad

Start terminal in \root\instl\
Run ./

Note: If you get CTGIN8264E : Hostname failure : System hostname is not fully qualified, modify /etc/sysconfig/network so that HOSTNAME is fully qualfied.  After making changing to the configuration file, restart the network service to load that file.

/etc/init.d/network restart

Issue hostname command to confirm changes made. You may have to log out and log in again (as root), or restart.

12. After products are installed but before you click on Launch the Tivoli's Process Automation Suite configuration program--

Modify /opt/IBM/SMP/ConfigTool/ConfigUI.ini
Add -Dorg.eclipse.swt.internal.gtk.cairoGraphics=false
Save the file.


If you need to secure WebSphere with SSL, that's here.


Until next time... thanks for reading and happy installing!

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