What are feature packs?
Maximo feature packs are periodic releases of fixes and new functionality requested by the Maximo community. They include security fixes and updates for reported issues, and enhancements for new functionality.
Feature packs also include new platform support. For example, Maximo 188.8.131.52 added support for Windows 2016, SQL Server 2016, Chrome 58 and Firefox ESR 57, while Maximo 184.108.40.206 adds support for Cognos 11.
Why are they worth installing?
Feature packs include enhancements and fixes for issues that have been discovered by either IBM or a customer. Even if you may not have run into these issues, we recommend installing the latest feature pack because you may at some point.
What is in the latest one?
The most recent Maximo feature pack is 220.127.116.11 released in December 2017. It includes new support for Cognos 11, seven security fixes, new report functionality, 22 behavior changes and 321 resolved defects. Each feature pack also includes all the items from previous feature packs for that version of Maximo, which is currently Maximo 7.6.
Where to find the latest one?
IBM Support posts the latest Maximo feature pack information here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22008852
From this page, you can find anything you need to know about feature packs, but I will also share some quick links here:
- Planning to deploy
- Installing the feature pack
- Configuring the feature pack
- Importing report design files into Maximo
- New platform support
- Resolved defects
- Trouble shooting
Tips for installing feature packs
If you have applied an IBM supplied hot fix for a defect, make sure it is in the feature pack being installed. If not, consider waiting for the next feature pack or be prepared to re-apply the hot fix(es) that are not included. When applying a feature pack, be sure to check the compatibility with your Maximo industry solutions if you have one or more of them. This link contains information on the compatible Industry Solutions for the feature pack you are installing:
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