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This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan talk about Query Manager bugs, changing how they apply CPU Patches, and testing partial database refreshes. Then Dan gives an overview of Oracle Configuration Manager and laments it’s unsupported status. Show Notes Collaborate Sessions Advanced PS Admin – Dan and Kyle Take Control of PeopleSoft Logs with… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle review some of the highlights from the Alliance conference. Then, they talk about about the history of PTF, hidden gems in PeopleTools, upcoming 8.56 changes and more. Show Notes Collaborate Sessions Advanced PS Admin – Dan and Kyle Take Control of PeopleSoft Logs with Elasticsearch – Dan… Read More

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About a year ago, I posted a project to check on the status of all our PeopleSoft environments. Our status page has become an important part of monitoring our environments. I check that page every morning and the email alerts let me be proactive in addressing environment issues. We also embedded the status page into… Read More

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This week we podcast from the Alliance 2017 Conference in Las Vegas. Jason Gilfoil and Eric Bolinger join us to talk about DevOps and Ansible with PeopleSoft. We talk about application orchestration, mixing Ansible and Puppet, customizing the DPK and more. Show Notes Introducing Jason Gilfoil @ 1:30 Introducing Eric Bolinger @ 2:45 What is… Read More

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One annoyance with Change Assistant (among a few) is that you have to start it “as Administrator”. If you don’t, you’ll get the message “Another instance of Change Assistant is already running” (even though it’s not). While running a program “as Administrator” is not hard, there is no reason why Change Assistant needs Administrative rights.… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan talk about Log Correlation fields, resetting SES security filters, and getting started with the ACM. Then they dig into storing attachments and searching attachments with SES and Elasticsearch. Show Notes Log Correlation Fields @ 1:00 8.55.13 JSON Output Change @ 9:00 Trace File Bug @ 13:15 Adventure… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle discuss the new PeopleSoft Cloud Manager and our initial impressions. We also talk about testing database backups, getting app server error reports and an Adventure in MOS. Alliance 2017 Sessions Kyle: PS Single Sign-on with WAP and ADFS Dan: Take Control of Logs with Elasticsearch and Enhance… Read More

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This week, Dan and Kyle talk about IDDA logging, managing queries and different SAML options for PeopleSoft.. Then they talk about different strategies for using Demo databases and the pscipher utility. Show Notes Alliance Presentations Kyle: PS Single Sign-on with WAP and ADFS Dan: Take Control of Logs with Elasticsearch and Enhance and Extend the… Read More

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This week on the podcast Kyle and Dan start deploying Elasticsearch, monitoring failed logins, and working with YAML files. They also discuss watching log files and recap a PeopleTools 8.56 preview webinar. Show Notes Starting Elasticsearch Deployments @ :30 Color Syntax Follow-up @ 5:45 Security Deployment Reference Grid @ 7:45 PS_EOPM_REF* Views Running a PUM… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Charlie Sinks joins us to talk about Image “Catch-up Projects”. We talk about different strategies to simplify customization retrofits, reviewing bugs and new features, and application testing strategies. We also talk about making architecture changes to work with the DPK, and Charlie shares an Oh No! story. Show Notes OS… Read More

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Encrypting passwords is a common activity for PeopleSoft administrators. For many of us, we take for granted that passwords are encrypted by the system. In this post, I want to look at password encryption for web server configuration files and how that works. Encrypting with pscipher pscipher is a PeopleTools utility that encrypts passwords using… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle talk about using web traffic data to analyze user activity, new information on Jolt Failover, and how we generate and distribute compare reports. Then, they discuss Critical Patch Updates and how they affect PeopleSoft Administrators. Show Notes Building a Billion User Load Balancer @ 1:30 X-Forwarded-For and… Read More

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