psadmin.conf: Terraforming PeopleSoft

The next video from psadmin.conf 2018 is available! Kyle Benson and Dan Iverson look at Terraform, a cloud provisioning tool, and show how psadmin.io uses Terraform to build training environments. Terraform works with Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Public Cloud, and many more cloud providers. Terraform can deploy a single server, or an infrastructure for 100 people, from a single command. The session will also talk about ps-terraform, an open source project to help you build PeopleSoft Images on the cloud.

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#159 – Serverless and PeopleSoft


This week on the podcast, Dan discusses some tuning considerations for Elasticsearch and Kyle gives us an overview of serverless computing and how PeopleSoft could use it.

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#157 – Incident Investigation


This week on the podcast, Dan shares a Terraform hands-on Lab from OpenWorld and Kyle has some ideas to replace Health Center. Then Dan shares his experience investigating an incident with PeopleSoft and what he learned.

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Advanced PeopleSoft Administration – OpenWorld 2018

This week Kyle and I presented at OpenWorld 2018. Our session talked about how to take advantage of Deployment Packages, using ACM to simplify database refreshes, using psadmin-plus, and leveraging the new headless features of Change Assistant. You can view the slides here if you want to check out the presentation.

#147 – Federation and Clustered Apps


This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle talk about running PeopleSoft applications in a cluster and with federated approval and push notifications. We discuss some of the configurations needed for federations and our lessons learned.

Show Notes

  • Presence of IT Cloud White Paper @ 1:00
  • Fluid Home Button URL @ 5:30
  • Federated Push Notifications Bug @ 11:00
  • Clustered Application Concerns and Testing @ 17:00
  • Federated Approvals @ 21:45

#145 – Terraform and OCI Classic


This week on the podcast, Dan shares a VisualStudio Code plugin that edits files using SSHFS and some lessons learned from a recent PeopleTools 8.56 upgrade. Dan and Kyle also talk about using Terraform to build and create servers on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic.

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#137 – So Many Locations



This week on the podcast, Kyle follows up on his psc and psp bug, Dan doesn’t like the SSL setup in Linux and Kyle shares a great utility called chroot.

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#134 – psadmin.conf 2018 Recap


This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan recap the psadmin.conf 2018 conference.

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  • Vulnerability Testing During Happy Hour @ 1:30
  • DPK Lab and Open Lab @ 4:45
  • Kyle and Team Save the World @ 11:30
  • JR Bing on Kuebernetes and Elasticsearch @ 13:00
  • Greg Wendt on GH Insights @ 18:00
  • Frank Dolezal on Monitoring PeopleSoft @ 21:30
  • David Vandiver’s Process Monitor 2.0 @ 29:00
  • Nate Werner on Protecting Secrets @ 31:30
  • Kyle and Dan on using Terraform with PeopleSoft @ 37:00
  • Brad Carlson on the open source IB Monitor @ 39:00
  • Scott Hirni on PeopleMobile UX @ 43:00
  • Tech Roundtable @ 47:00
  • Mark Hoernemann on the PeopleTools Roadmap @ 49:30

#130 – Independent and Unsupported


This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle discuss the Apache Axis vulnerability from the April 2018 CPUs, an Adventures in MOS, and some of the challenges in moving to the cloud. Kyle also shares an update about his new job.

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