Cloning one Maximo Administrative Environment to Another Machine

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Question

Can you clone/port a Maximo environment to another machine without doing a full install on the second machine.

Answer

You can attempt to clone/port a Maximo environment to another machine from a machine where Maximo has been installed. On both machines Maximo must reside in the same location. If Maximo was installed on the E drive on machine 1 it needs to be setup on the E drive on machine 2. The operating system on both machines must be identical. If one is Windows 2003 SP2 64-bit, the second machine must be the same. It can not be for example Windows 2003 SP2 32-bit or Windows 2003 64-bit.

This assumes the middleware has been installed and configured.

On the first machine:

1. Zip the ibm\smp folder

2. Backup the Deployment Engine (DE)

This is for a global DE

From a command prompt, change to c:\program files\ibm\common\acsi
run setenv
change to bin
run backupdb <path\filename> (i.e. backupdb c:\ibm\smp\de_backups\maximo7)
Verify that backup file has a file size and is not 0 bytes

3. Backup the database this Maximo connects

On the second machine:

1. copy the zipped smp folder from the first machine

2. copy the DE backup file from the first machine

3. Unzip the smp zip to the same drive as the first machine

4. Once unzipped - from a command prompt change to the ibm\smp\de folder
to install the DE run - si_inst

5. From a command prompt change to c:\program files\ibm\common\acsi
run setenv
change to bin
run restoredb <path\filename> (i.e. restoredb c:\ibm\smp\de_backups\maximo7)

6. Update the DE host name

This is for a global DE

From a command prompt, change to c:\program files\ibm\common\acsi
run setenv
change to bin
run de_chghostname.cmd


Database
Restore the backed up database from the first environment to the database for this second environment


Update the following files and database table and change the values of the properties to reflect the second environment:
1. ibm\smp\etc\install.properties
2. ibm\smp\maximo\applications\maximo\properties\maximo.properties (edit the non-encrypted file and run encryptproperties to re-encrypt after changes are made)
3. Edit the values in the maxpropvalue table (this can be done via the System Properties application after the Maximo EAR has been built and deployed)

Build and deploy the EAR files to the Application Server JVM for this second environment.

If you encounter errors with this process and/or other component installs into this environment you may need to do the 'original' installs on this new admin workstation.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Systems and Asset Management IBM Maximo Asset Management Essentials
Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Asset Management for IT
Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database
Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Service Request Manager

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Document information


More support for:

IBM Maximo Asset Management

Software version:

7.1, 7.1.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1438206

Modified date:

2010-09-20

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