psadmin.conf: Automation

The first set of psadmin.conf videos are available! The first batch of videos are focuses on automation for PeopleSoft Administration. Charlie Sinks talks about using Rundeck with PeopleSoft and Peyton Colburn shares how he expanded Hiera beyond psft_customizations.yaml.

We have released the videos as a free course so you can find the videos in one place. Head over to the psadmin.io courses page and sign up.

#93 – Forced Adoption

This week on the podcast, Kyle recaps the Phire User Group meeting, his PTF talk, and shares a nice tip on integrating Usage Monitor with PTF scripts. Then, Dan and Kyle discuss the latest changes with HR Image 23 and PeopleTools 8.56 and forcing users to adopt new technologies.

Show Notes

#83 – DPK – What We’d Do Different Next Time

This week on the podcast Dan and Kyle discuss changes they would make if they started working on the DPK for the first again. They also discuss setting up Elasticsearch clusters, monitoring Tuxedo queues with Elasticsearch and an annoying Bash on Windows bug.

Show Notes

  • Bash on Windows VPN Bug @ 3:15
  • 9.2 Upgrade Process @ 10:00
  • Monitoring Tuxedo Queueing in Elasticsearch @ 13:30
  • Tuxbeat Project @ 17:00
  • Elasticsearch DPK @ 21:45
  • Elasticsearch Clustering @ 27:00
  • Puppet on Linux @ 32:00
  • DPK Extract Only @ 34:30
  • What we’d do differently with the DPK @ 37:30
    • Co-locating Regions
    • Admin-only Test Servers
    • Config Homes
    • Use Git for managing code and YAML changes
    • Integrate all Puppet code into Classes and Modules
    • DPK Course
    • Use ACM via DPK
    • Go Vanilla

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Announcing the Deployment Packages Course

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 shows you how to extend the DPK beyond it’s current functionality and use it to build servers exactly the way you need them.

Out of the box, the DPK is great for building demo environments. But most organizations have requriements for their environments that go beyond what the DPK can do. Those requirements can include custom signon pages, deploying additional software, and more. Learning how to use the DPK to deploy those requirements as you build environments can significantly benefit you. With the DPK, environment and server builds are repeatable, consistent and fast.

To learn more about the course, check out the videos below.

  • A course introduction video
  • A segment from the podcast where Kyle and Dan discuss why we built the course and what you can learn from it
  • A video on why you should buy a course from psadmin.io
  • Dan’s 48-minute talk on Enhancing and Extending the DPK

Last, there are 5 free lectures from the course available to watch right now. Click here to visit the course page and make sure to watch all the free lectures.

Course Introduction

 

Podcast Segment about the Deployment Packages Course

Why Buy a psadmin.io Course

 

Enhancing and Extending Deployment Packages Talk

Dan presented at the Upper Midwest Regional User Group about Enhancing and Extending the DPK (October 2016). This 48 minute talk goes over some DPK basics, introduces configuring the DPK and your possibilities for extending the DPK. If this talk is exciting and you want to know more, The Deployment Packages Course will go into the details of this talk and show you how to accomplish it all.

 

#61 – Jolt Failover

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

PeopleSoft DPK QuickStart Course

Introducing the first course from psadmin.io! The PeopleSoft DPK Quickstart course will introduce you to Deployment Packages, demonstrate how to use DPKs with PeopleSoft Images, and how the DPK can be used to deploy 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.