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  • Release 6

    Implementation GuideIT Asset Initialization for ITSM

    IBM Maximo Product Extension

  • Second Edition (January 2007)This edition applies to Release 6.2.1 of the IBM Maximo Product Extension for IT Asset Initialization for ITSM and to all subsequent releases and modifications until otherwise indicated in new editions.

    Third-Party Technology: Certain Maximo products contain technology provided under license from third parties, as noted in the following table:

    Open Source: Maximo contains computer software obtained from the public domain, known as "Open Source" ownership of which is attributed as follows: Portions 2002, Steve Souza (admin@jamonapi.com). Portions 2000-2004, Jason Hunter & Brett McLaughlin. Portions 2004-2005, The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).

    Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2007. All rights reserved.

    US Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.

    IBM Product Third-Party Information

    All Products Portions 1996-2003 Visual Mining, Inc. Visual Mining NetCharts Server provided by Visual Mining, Inc.

    IBM Maximo Portions 1995-2004 Actuate Corporation.

    Portions 2005 BEA Systems, Inc. BEA WebLogic Server provided by BEA Systems, Inc.

    Portions 1996-2005, i-net software GmbH. J-Integra for COM v2.4. 2004 Intrinsyc Software International, Inc.

    Maximo Discovery MSDE Copyright Microsoft Corporation.

    1998-2005 Centennial Software Limited.

    IBM Maximo Asset Navigator Portions 1993-2002 Snowbound Software Corporation. RasterMaster Raster imaging technology provided by Snowbound Software Corporation.

    IBM Maximo Mobile Portions 2005 DataMirror, Inc.

    Portions 2000-2005 Zaval Creative Engineering Group.

    IBM Maximo Mobile SE Portions 1996-2005 Syclo, LLC.

    NoteBefore using this information and the product it supports, read the information in Notices on page Notices-1.

  • Copyright IBM Corp. 2007 iii

    About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vAudience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vRelated Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vSupport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

    Chapter 1: IT Asset Initialization Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1IBM Maximo Integration Composer Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2

    Asset Discovery Tools Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2Integration Composer Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2Integration Composer File Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4

    Software Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6IT Asset Initialization Product Extension Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6Prerequisites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7IT Asset Initialization Checklists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8

    Chapter 2: Installing the IT Asset Initialization Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1Adding the Mapping File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2Adding and Configuring the maximoassets.properties File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3Adding and Configuring the assetinit.properties File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5Adding Data Schema Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6

    Chapter 3: Creating IT Asset Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1Creating Data Source Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1

    Creating a Connection to the Deployed Assets Source Data Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2Creating a Connection to the Maximo IT Assets Target Data Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5

    Creating the Deployed Assets to IT Assets Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8Mapping Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9Viewing Mapping Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20

    Executing the IT Asset Initialization Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21Executing a Mapping Using the Integration Composer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21Executing a Mapping from a Command Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23

    Chapter 4: Deployed Assets to IT Assets Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1

    Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Notices-1

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  • iv IBM Maximo Product Extension: Implementation Guide

  • Copyright IBM Corp. 2007 v

    About This Guide

    This section explains how this guide can help you to use the Information Technology and Service Management (ITSM) IT Asset Initialization product extension for IBM Maximo. It also provides information about other IBM Corporation resources available to you, such as additional documentation and support.

    Audience

    Use this guide if you have installed ITSM Release 4 for Maximo. This guide is for the system administrator or other professional who is responsible for creating IT asset records in Maximo from deployed asset data collected by an asset discovery tool.

    Related Documentation

    For more information about Maximo, refer to the following documentation:

    Document Description

    IBM Maximo Finance Managers Guide

    Describes how IBM Maximo completes financial transactions and how to set up general ledger accounts.

    IBM Maximo Installation Guide Describes how to install and configure the following software:

    ! Application server! IBM Maximo! Actuate

    IBM Maximo Multisite Administrators Guide

    Describes how to configure IBM Maximo for a Multisite implementation.

    IBM Maximo Online Help Provides step-by-step procedures for Maximo applications.

    IBM Maximo Reconciliation Implementation Guide

    Describes how to use the IBM Maximo Reconciliation module to reconcile the two types of information that IBM Maximo maintains about information technology (IT) assets: IT asset data and deployed asset data.

  • Related Documentation

    vi IBM Maximo Product Extension: Implementation Guide

    For more information about the Integration Composer, refer to the following documentation:

    IBM Maximo Report Administration and Development Guide

    Describes how to use Actuate to design and administer IBM Maximo reports.

    IBM Maximo System Administrators Guide

    Describes database configuration, security, and other administrative level applications and tasks.

    IBM Maximo Users Guide Provides an overview of the Maximo end user applications. It also describes how the IBM Maximo applications interact with each other.

    IBM Maximo Workflow Implementation Guide

    Provides information about how to use IBM Maximo to plan, design, build, test, implement, and manage Workflow processes.

    IBM Maximo Enterprise Adapter (MEA) System Administrator's Guide

    Describes how to configure and use the IBM MEA.

    Document Description

    IBM Maximo Integration Composer System Administrators Guide

    Describes how to use the Integration Composer to map data from an external source and import the data into the Maximo database.

    IBM Maximo Integration Composer Installation Guide

    Describes how to install and configure the Integration Composer. IBM Corporation provides installation guides for the following platforms:

    ! Microsoft Windows

    ! UNIX

    Integration Composer Help

    Provides step-by-step procedures for the Integration Composer.

    Document Description

  • Support

    About This Guide vii

    Support

    IBM Maximo users with a valid Annual Customer Support Plan (ACSP) can obtain product support online at Support Online: support.mro.c

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