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This week on the podcast, Sasank Vemana returns to talk about his experience testing Oracle Cloud and using Google Analytics to analyze web traffic. We also discuss the differences in supporting students as end-users. Show Notes Testing Oracle Cloud @ 2:00 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Oracle Cloud Free Trial Google Analytics and Analyzing… Read More

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A PeopleSoft refresh is one of the more common tasks for a PeopleSoft Administrator or DBA. There are many ways to accomplish this task, but it usually involves a database restore from backup, custom SQL refresh scripts and potentially ACM steps. Depending on the level of effort put into the refresh scripts, there can also… Read More

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This week, Dan and Kyle talk about writing PTF tests for PeopleTools, running multiple IB domains and trying A CM again. Then, we revisit our strategies for managing PS_APP_HOME when applying selective maintenance. Show Notes DNC Hack Details @ 2:00 Vendor CVE List for 2016 @ 6:30 Migrating Event Mapping @ 9:45 PTF PeopleTools Testing… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle talk about load balancing all environments or some environments, Diagnostic Plugins and syntax coloring code. Then, they dive into the getting current and how to test PeopleTools Patches. Show Notes Look back on 2016, Look forward to 2017 @ :30 Mastering PeopleSoft Administration: DPK @ 2:30 Automation… Read More

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We are excited to announce a new course, Mastering PeopleSoft Administration: Deployment Packages. This course will teach you how to make Deployment Packages (DPK) work for you. We begin the course by exploring the different components that make up the DPK, how you can configure the DPK, and how to enhance it. Then, the course… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle launch a new course about Deployment Packages. Dan tests out a new text editor and discovers you can run OPatch on MOS. Kyle digs into Jolt Failover options with the IB and brainstorms some great configuration ideas. Show Notes Mastering PeopleSoft Administration: Deployment Packages @ 1:30 Enhancing… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan tries a different Remote Desktop tool, using RSS feeds to monitor PeopleSoft data and comparing SQL Explain Plans with SQL Developer. Then Kyle gives a great overview of the PeopleSoft Test Framework and what you need to know before using it. Show Notes mRemoteNG @ 1:30 VirtualWin and Windows… Read More

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This week on the podcast Dan and Kyle talk about the new CFO tool, applying CPU patches with the DPK, and how the DPK could improve with newer versions of Puppet. Then Dan digs into the new Security Deployment tool and how you can use it improve security migrations. Show Notes Java Deserialization Explained @… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle talk about a ransomware attack, load balancer health checks, applying POC patches and complain about minor annoyances in Change Assistant. Kyle shares a story about a misbehaving pagelet and how he investigated the issue. We want to make this podcast part of the community discussion on PeopleSoft… Read More

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Lately, I have had interest in monitoring WebLogic’s performance. Since Weblogic is built on Java, there are some standard tools we can use to look into the Java Virutal Machine (JVM). We’ll cover two of those tools in this post: JConsole and VisualVM. Both JConsole and VisualVM are included in the Java Development Kit so… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle talk about Elasticsearch, using Powershell with SSH libraries, why the DPK doesn’t merge Hiera data, and how they format SQL files. Then Dan explains a new REST-based web service he built with new features in PeopleTools 8.55. We want to make this podcast part of the community… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Kyle recaps his successful HR 9.2 go-live and shares a few lessons learned. Dan and Kyle talk about encrypting password in YAML files, conditional navigation and PeopleTools CPU patches. Dan finishes the podcast by sharing his story about a spontaneous stress test. We want to make this podcast part of… Read More

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