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IBM Maximo EAM 7.6.1 on AWS

Essential insights for intelligent asset maintenance and operation

IBM Maximo EAM 7.6.1 is a comprehensive solution for physical asset management, providing customers with a unified, service oriented architecture (SOA) platform that delivers asset lifecycle and maintenance from end-to-end, across the enterprise. Using IBM Maximo, you can optimize the quality and usage of your assets throughout their lifecycle, drive efficiency, reduce operating costs, and increase productive uptime through preventative maintenance.

This Quick Start uses Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and AWS CloudFormation to launch IBM Maximo EAM 7.6.1 with Utilities, Nuclear, Transportation, Healthy, Safety, and Environment (HSE), or Scheduler extensions.

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This Quick Start was developed by IBM in collaboration with AWS.
IBM is an AWS Partner.

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • This Quick Start sets up the following:

    • A highly available architecture that spans multiple Availability Zones.*
    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • In the public subnets:
      • Managed network address translation (NAT) gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.
      • A Linux bastion host in an Auto Scaling group to allow inbound Secure Shell (SSH) access to EC2 instances in public and private subnets.
      • ELB to balance traffic between the IBM Maximo application servers.
    • In the private subnets:
      • IBM Maximo application servers in an Auto Scaling group used for deploying across two Availability Zones, offering high availability.
      • A deployment manager in an Auto Scaling group used for configuring tasks during deployment and managing application servers. The desired capacity should be set to one instance.
      • Amazon RDS for Oracle as the database for IBM Maximo, also deployed across two Availability Zones.
    • (Optional) Amazon Route 53 as your public Domain Name System (DNS) for resolving your IBM Maximo website’s domain name.

    * The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the components marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy IBM Maximo EAM 7.6.1, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process takes 2 hours and includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at https://aws.amazon.com, and sign in to your account. 
    2. Launch the Quick Start, choosing from the following options:
    3. Test the deployment.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on the Quick Start.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of the settings, such as the instance type, affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you use. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip: After you deploy the Quick Start, you can enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report. This report delivers billing metrics to an S3 bucket in your account. It provides cost estimates based on usage throughout each month and finalizes the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see What are AWS Cost and Usage Reports?

    This Quick Start requires licenses for IBM Maximo EAM 7.6.1. If you already own licenses for IBM Maximo EAM 7.6.1, you can use the Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model. Otherwise, purchase licenses from Passport Advantage or an IBM representative.

    The Quick Start templates provision an Oracle database instance using the License Included service model. Information about the costs associated with this service model is available at Oracle Licensing Considerations.