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    IBM Maximo Asset Management  Version 7 Release 5

     Administering Maximo Asset  Management 

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    Note Before using this information and the product it supports, read the information in  “Notices” on page 445.

    This edition applies to version 7, release 5, modification 0 of IBM Maximo Asset Management and to all subsequent releases and modifications until otherwise indicated in new editions.

    © Copyright IBM Corporation 2008, 2013. US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.

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    Contents

    Chapter 1. Configuring the system . . . 1 Basic system configuration . . . . . . . . . .   1

    Configuring clustered systems . . . . . . . .   2 Performance improvements with clusters . . . .   2 Preparing to create clusters . . . . . . . .   5

    Creating properties files for clusters . . . .   6 Configuring message-driven beans for clusters 7 Creating build files for clusters . . . . . . 10 Building Maximo EAR files for clusters . . . 11 Building the RMI registry file . . . . . . 14

    Creating and deploying clusters in WebSphere Application Server . . . . . . . . . . . 14

    Deploying the remote method invocation registry file in WebSphere Application Server . 14 Creating clusters in WebSphere Application Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

    Configuring Java Message Service for WebSphere Application Server . . . . . . 17 Deploying EAR files for clusters in WebSphere Application Server . . . . . . . . . . 25

    Creating and deploying clusters in WebLogic Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

    Deploying the remote method invocation registry file for WebLogic Server . . . . . 26 Creating clusters in WebLogic Server . . . . 28 Configuring the Java Message Service for WebLogic Server. . . . . . . . . . . 29 Deploying EAR files for clusters in WebLogic Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

    Building and deploying EAR files for basic

    configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Building EAR files for basic configurations . . . 36 Deploying Maximo Enterprise Application Archive files in WebSphere Application Server. . 37 Deploying Maximo Enterprise Application Archive files in WebLogic Server . . . . . . 38

    Configuring general settings. . . . . . . . . 38 Online help configuration . . . . . . . . 38 Web application archive files . . . . . . . 39 EAR files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Configuring application servers. . . . . . . 40

    Memory settings for the application server process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Load balancing . . . . . . . . . . . 41

    Secure socket layer support . . . . . . . 41 Creating Java virtual machines . . . . . . 41 Application server documentation . . . . . 43

    Configuring browser settings . . . . . . . 43 Configuring Internet Explorer settings . . . 43 Configuring session timeout periods . . . . 43

    Migrating the administrative workstation . . . . 43

    Chapter 2. Configuring databases . . . 45 Database design . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

    Relational database structure . . . . . . . 45

    Data dictionary tables . . . . . . . . . 46 Integrity checker. . . . . . . . . . . 47

    Storage partitions . . . . . . . . . . 47Business objects . . . . . . . . . . . 48 User-defined objects . . . . . . . . . 49 Configuration levels for objects . . . . . . 49 Database relationships . . . . . . . . . 52 Business object attributes . . . . . . . . 53 Attribute data types . . . . . . . . . 53 Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Indexes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

    Defining objects for applications . . . . . . . 56 Creating objects . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Adding views to databases . . . . . . . . 57 Specifying attributes for objects. . . . . . . 59

    Descriptions and long descriptions . . . . 59

    Adding attributes to objects . . . . . . . 59 Changing attributes. . . . . . . . . . 60 Creating restrictions on attributes . . . . . 61 Excluding user-defined attributes when duplicating objects . . . . . . . . . . 62

    Enabling autonumbering for attributes . . . . 63 Adding tax types to database tables . . . . . 63 Adding indexes . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Creating relationships between parent and child tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

    Account format configuration for General Ledger . 65 General Ledger account configuration . . . . 65 General Ledger account components . . . . . 66 General Ledger component sequence . . . . . 66

    General Ledger component lengths . . . . . 67 Configuring the database . . . . . . . . . . 67

    Modes of configuring the database . . . . . 67 Configuring the database in command-line mode 68 Configuring the database in administration mode 69 Restoring backup tables . . . . . . . . . 70

    Configuring the system for regulatory compliance 70 Electronic signatures and audit records . . . . 71 Login tracking . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Electronic signature feature . . . . . . . . 72 Electronic audit records . . . . . . . . . 72 Electronic signature authentication. . . . . . 73 Creating a drop-down list for the Reason for Change field . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

    Adding values to the Reason For Change domain 75 Database changes unrelated to eAudit . . . . 76 Database changes involving eAudit . . . . . 77

    Controlling changes to objects . . . . . . . . 78 Defining lookup maps . . . . . . . . . . 78 Adding system messages . . . . . . . . . 79 Query definitions . . . . . . . . . . . 80

    Search option configuration for performance optimization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

    Text search function . . . . . . . . . . 80 Search type configuration . . . . . . . . . 80

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    Chapter 3. Configuring the system with multiple languages . . . . . . . .   .   85 Configuration of multiple languages overview. . . 85

    Multiple language tables and associated columns 85 Multiple language utilities - translation data toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Multiple languages and system table

    customizations . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Multiple languages and translations . . . . . 87

    Enabling multiple language support . . . . . . 88 Enabling multiple languages on objects and attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

    Enabling attributes for multiple languages . . 88 Viewing characters from multiple languages 89

    Localizing databases for unsupported base languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

    Adding unsupported second languages to databases . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Removing secondary languages from the database . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

    Translating records through applications. . . . 92

    Setting languages for tooltips . . . . . . . 92 Create a maxdemo database after installation . . 93

    Chapter 4. Administering the database 95 Database administration overview. . . . . . . 95

    Database backup and restoration . . . . . . 95 Types of backups . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Offline and online backups . . . . . . . . 96 Database statistics updates . . . . . . . . 97

    DBMS_STATS package. . . . . . . . . 97 SQL server update statistics . . . . . . . 98

    Database updates . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Application patches . . . . . . . . . 98 Database update for system options . . . . 98

    UpdateDB and customer extensions . . . . 98 a_customer.xml file . . . . . . . . . . 99 product_description.xml file . . . . . . . 99

    Managing database administration . . . . . . 100 Updating the Maximo database . . . . . . 100 Running UpdateDB . . . . . . . . . . 100

    Chapter 5. Optimizing system performance . . . . . . . . . . .   .   103 Database server performance . . . . . . . . 103

    Optimization techniques for all databases . . . 103 Database indexing . . . . . . . . . . 104 Optimized access to data . . . . . . . 105

    Modifying sizes of sequence caches . . . . 105Optimizing performance in DB2 . . . . . . 107 Setting environment variables and registry variables for optimal performance . . . . 108 DB2 registry variables . . . . . . . . 109 Tuning database manager settings . . . . 110 DB2 database manager settings . . . . . 110 Tuning database configuration settings . . . 111 Enabling the REOPT(ONCE) bind option . . 112 DB2 database configuration settings . . . . 113 Reorganization of tables and indexes in DB2 115

    Optimizing performance in Oracle Database . . 116

    Oracle Database initialization parameters . . . 118 IBM WebSphere