On July 27th, IBM officially released Maximo Asset Management V188.8.131.52. This release is a significant update to the Maximo Asset Management. Thiran Technologies has upgraded our demo environment from Maximo 7.6.0 to 7.6.1 and has started to explore the new features and capabilities. This blog details the new features that are available in Maximo 7.6.1 and the upgrade steps for Maximo 7.6.0 to 7.6.1.
What is new in Maximo 7.6.1?
You can upgrade from Maximo 7.6.0 to Maximo 7.6.1 by using the Maximo 7.6.1 installation and configuration programs.
Most industry solutions and add-ons can be deployed with Maximo 7.6.1. To confirm if your industry solution and add-ons are compatible with Maximo 7.6.1, check the upgrade requirement matrix .
You may have to update several hardware and software components when you upgrade to Maximo 7.6.1. Please refer this link for Maximo 7.6.1 system requirements.
If your current Maximo version was deployed on WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, the Maximo 7.6.1 upgrade requires WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment v184.108.40.206 and the Java Development Kit 1.8.
If Maximo version was deployed on Oracle WebLogic Server, the Maximo 7.6.1 upgrade requires Oracle WebLogic Server 12c R2.
Note: If you are currently on Maximo 7.5 and planning to upgrade to 7.6.1, your Maximo 7.5 will need to be at the Maximo fix pack 220.127.116.11 level or can be at any 7.6.0 feature pack level before upgrading to version 7.6.1. If you are on Maximo v7.5, the current upgrade path is 7.5>18.104.22.168>7.6.1.
Upgrading Maximo 7.6.1 involves 3 scenarios
Ensure that the following prerequisites are completed before you start the upgrade process.
The below diagram shows the steps involved to upgrade to Maximo 7.6.1.
In Part 2 of this series we will discuss on the scenario 2 & 3. If you have any questions related to the topic, or on the configuration above please comment below.
If you’re ready to upgrade to Maximo 7.6.1 but require assistance, contact THIRAN. No matter what version of Maximo you are on, THIRAN has the experience to help you plan and upgrade to the latest Maximo release.
Call us and we’ll build an upgrade plan specific to your needs and budget.