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The PeopleSoft Deployment Packages (DPKs) are a new method for installing and deploying PeopleSoft servers. DPKs are built on Puppet, open source server automation software, that lets you quickly build servers. The DPK is used by PeopleSoft Images, but you can use the DPK to deploy and configure your own servers. This FREE course will introduce you to the DPK, show you how to use the DPK with PeopleSoft Images, and show you how to customize the DPK for your servers.

 

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This week on the podcast, Dan uses an M&M analogy for network security, Kyle asks about SYS databases with the DPK, and we discuss if there are too many technologies used with the DPKs. We want to make this podcast part of the community discussion on PeopleSoft administration. If you have comments, feedback, or topics… Read More

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I have created a helper menu script to extend the delivered psadmin program. The script is called psadmin-plus and I have created a repository for it on psadmin.io’s GitHub account. This was built as a self-study side project while I was on paternity leave this summer. I wanted to learn a little more about bash… Read More

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This week Kyle and Dan discuss the Diagnostic Plugin Framework, sourcing environment variables for PeopleTools, Kyle’s great new psadmin-plus project. Also, we find out who it a c:\temp person and who is a Desktop person. We want to make this podcast part of the community discussion on PeopleSoft administration. If you have comments, feedback, or… Read More

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In an earlier post, I talked about the site.pp file and how the DPK uses that file to determine what software to install. I covered the roles used by the DPK and in this post we’re going to create a custom role. One of my criticisms of the DPK is the lack of a webApp… Read More

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This week on The PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast, we discuss various ways to manage environment variables and a great package from Chris Malek to use with JSON files. Then we dig into using Puppet with PeopleTools 8.55 and how you can extend the DPK’s with your Puppet modules. We want to make this podcast part of… Read More

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In this post, I introduced the site.pp file and how that relates to the DPK. I used the example of deploying a process scheduler with the DPK by using the bootstrap command psft-dkp-setup -env_type -domain_type prcs. This command will populate the site.pp file with the role ::pt_role::pt_tools_prcs. For the most part, this works well. The… Read More

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This week Dan gives a recap of the spring Upper Midwest Regional User Group meeting. The talks and roundtable discussions were great and we learned why PS_CUST_APP_HOME is gone in 8.55. Kyle and Dan also discuss IB development and the need for better App Class documentation. We want to make this podcast part of the… Read More

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If you have customized any settings with the DPK’s, you have encountered the site.pp file. When you run the bootstrap script, there is a question at the end of the process asking you “Do you want to continue the default initialization process?”. If you answer “No”, the bootstrap script instructs you to make changes, and… Read More

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This week on the podcast, we share a new trace analyzer tool, a great tip for managing Oracle Client versions, a fun game to learn VIM, and discovering the Oracle Cloud Migration DPK. Then we go in depth on the new features (and bugs) with Change Assistant 8.55. We want to make this podcast part… Read More

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As a reader of this blog or a listener of the podcast, you know I am a user of both Linux and decoupled homes. Traditionally with a Linux PeopleSoft installation you need to source the delivered psconfig.sh to set your environment variables. When an entire environment was contained under its own PS_HOME, you could tweak… Read More

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Karl Arao joins us this week to talk about Exadata. Karl gives a great introduction to Exadata and explains how it can benefit PeopleSoft applications. We want to make this podcast part of the community discussion on PeopleSoft administration. If you have comments, feedback, or topics you’d like us to talk about, we want to… Read More

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Beginning with PeopleTools 8.54, the PeopleTools client tools became 64-bit applications. This means the client tools require the 64-bit Oracle client. If are still running on PeopleTools 8.53 (or earlier), you’ll need both 32-bit and 64-bit Oracle clients installed. Managing both versions can be cumbersone, and often times frustrating. Tim Slater offered a great solution… Read More

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