It’s that time again. End of support for another Maximo version. With that comes a lot of upgrades, a lot of training, and in some cases, people missing the old look of Maximo. To make the transition easier, IBM has provided a way for users to choose between three different skins.
Classic IBM Maximo Skin
You even have the choice of changing the skin temporarily for your session only or globally for all sessions to come.
Changing your Maximo skin for a single session
To change the skin for a single session simply append “&skin=” and the appropriate skin identifier to the end of your Maximo URL then reload the page.
To use the Classic Maximo Skin append “&skin=classic” without the quotes
To use the Tivoli09 Maximo Skin append “&skin=tivoli09” without the quotes
To use the Tivoli13 Maximo Skin append “&skin=tivoli13” without the quotes
Changing your Maximo skin globally
Head into the System Properties application and search for the Global Property mxe.webclient.skin. Enter the appropriate skin identifier into the Global Value field, save and click Live Refresh. You will have to log out and log back in for the changes to take effect.
To use the Classic Maximo skin enter “classic” without the quotes as the Global Value
To use the Tivoli09 Skin enter “tivoli09” without the quotes as the Global Value
To use the Tivoli13 Skin enter “tivoli13” without the quotes as the Global Value
Myles Vivian is an application consultant at Ontracks. He mostly spends his days performing large scale data migrations, configuring system infrastructure, writing automation scripts and writing Maximo blog posts. For the past year, he has also been involved with helping members of the IBM team develop their open source project called the maximodev-cli.