The previous versions of Maximo all came with an installation guide that helped you install a Maximo application server for production purposes and also for testing or development purposes. In most cases, this is how most of our applications are setup. Unfortunately, Maximo 7 does not come with any demo data or even an installation guide for installing a MaxTest instance. The Maximo install guide does show you how to install one instance on one server, but some of you may want to install a MaxTest application server as well as your MaxProd application server. This guide will show you just how to add a MaxTest Maximo application using WebSphere. It also assumes that you have successfully completed the installation for your Maximo 7 production application.
Create a backup copy of your Maximo production database. I will assume most of you know how to do that, but if you don’t, you can find a guide for backing up a SQL Server database here or an Oracle database here. After you have created a backup, restore the database and name it MaxTest.