This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle discuss options and considerations for backing up Elasticsearch. Kyle also shares a bug with the PIA startup scripts built by the DPK and Dan makes Vagrant work with a Web Filter.
This week on the podcast, Kyle talks about Push Notifications he built for Phire and how you could extend Phire. Dan explains the pt_password DPK Puppet Type, and Kyle discusses a leak of 2 billion passwords.
This week on the podcast, Dan shares a quick review on Classic Plus and tip when using App Designer. Then Kyle and Dan discuss how the Search Framework implements security on search results.
This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle discuss a WebLogic exploit used for currency mining, Dan revisits the Health Center in the latest PeopleSoft Images, and Kyle explains why you need to review the Invalid View project.
- Crypto Currency Exploit on PeopleSoft Web Servers @ 1:30
- Health Center with PeopleSoft Images @ 6:00
- Elasticsearch Clustering Improvements in 8.56 @ 17:00
- Invalid Views @ 19:00
There are a variety of ways to monitor Elasticsearch with PeopleSoft. You can use the Health Center, use the Elasticsearch Interact page, make API calls. But my favorite tool to keep an Elasticsearch is ElasticHQ. ElasticHQ is an open source plugin that you can easily install into Elasticsearch.
There are two ways to install ElasticHQ:
- Install as Plugin
- Download .zip
If your Elasticsearch server has access to download from the internet, you can use this command to install the ElasticHQ plugin:
PS C:\psft\elastic\pt\es2.3.3\bin> .\plugin install royrusso/elasticsearch-HQ/v2.0.2 -> Installing royrusso/elasticsearch-HQ/v2.0.2... https://oss.sonatype.org/service/local/repositories/releases/content/royrusso/elasticsearch-HQ/v2.0.2/elasticsear ch-HQ-v2.0.2.zip Trying https://github.com/royrusso/elasticsearch-HQ/archive/v2.0.2.zip Downloading .......................................................... ..................................................................DONE Verifying https://github.com/royrusso/elasticsearch-HQ/archive/v2.0.2.zip checksums if available ... Installed hq into C:\psft\elastic\pt\es2.3.2\plugins\hq
You need to specify version 2.0.2 for PeopleSoft Elasticsearch. The latest version of the ElasticHQ plugin is designed for newer versions of Elasticsearch, not the version that ships with PeopleSoft.
If your server cannot download from the internet, you can download the .zip file, extract it, and copy to
To access ElasticHQ,
- Open a web browser and the page
- Log in with the
- Click the “Connect” button to get your Elasticsearch status
If you have an Elasticsearch cluster, ElasticHQ will show you statistics about every node in the cluster.
This week on the podcast, Kyle finds the ProcessRestartMemoryLimit does not work as expected, Dan finds that the Purge Cache command has changed in 8.56, and Kyle recaps a successful Go-Live for PeopleTools 8.55 and Fluid Navigation.
- Page and Field CONFIGURATOR Follow-up @ 1:00
- October CVE Details @ 6:00
- Understanding ProcessRestartMemoryLimit @ 11:30
- Purge Cache Change in 8.56 @ 19:45
- Elasticsearch 04 DPK, POC Patches @ 25:30
- Unified Nav and My Favorites @ 31:30
- 8.55 and Fluid Nav Go-Live Success and Issues @ 38:15
This week on the podcast, Charlie Sinks joins us to talk about the Upper Midwest Regional User Group. We talk about using Agile with PeopleSoft, our experiences with Elasticearch, the Idea Space for PeopleTools, and using Git with PeopleSoft.
- Chatbots Demo @ 3:30
- Agile and PeopleSoft @ 11:00
- Elasticsearch Experiences @ 33:45
- PeopleTools 8.56 Updates @ 43:30
- Testing Effort for Certifications @ 45:30
pspuppet.shis used to prepare the environment. Need to invoke if the bootstrap or puppet failed and you need to re-run
- Idea Space @ 50:15
- Advanced PS Admin Talk @ 56:30
- Orchestration @ 61:00
- Using Git @ 67:30
This week on the podcast, an All Star cast joins Dan and Kyle to recap OpenWorld 2017. Mike Ripley, Graham Smith, Sasank Vemana, Wayne Fuller, and Brad Carlson share their thoughts on announcements and sessions from OpenWorld.
- Mike Ripley on Oracle 18c Announcements @ 2:00
- The Future of Change Assistant @ 6:00
- PeopleTools Platform Changes @ 15:00
- Graham Smith on Cloud Manager’s Value @ 17:30
- How do we run PeopleSoft Images? @ 25:00
- Elasticsearch Panel @ 32:45
- Where to start working with the DPK @ 38:30
- Graham Smith’s backyard office
- Sasank on Starting Fluid Development @ 42:00
- Wayne Fuller on the “2027” Support Date @ 48:00
- More Details on ClassicPlus @ 58:30
- Brad Carlson on Fast CPU Patching @ 67:00
- Brad and Sasank on Syncing People in PeopleSoft @ 77:00
- Personalizing the User Interface @ 84:00 Location and Time Specific Tiles @ 94:30
This week on the podcast, Dan shares how to disable PSWATCHSRV and how the Fluid Navigator broke. Kyle finds a bug with Facter. Then Dan and Kyle discuss default build settings in App Designer and what is “safe by default” when building projects.
- Psadmin.conf Thank You @ 3:30
- Java EE has a new home @ 6:30
- SublimeText 3.0 @ 8:15
- Elasticsearch and PeopleTools 8.55.19/8.56.04 @ 9:00
- Change Password, Fluid, Homepages @ 15:45
- Disabling PSWATCHSRV @ 22:00
- Breaking the Navigator and the Node Network @ 32:00
- Facter and FQDN Bug @ 39:00
- Default Build Settings @ 46:45
This week on the podcast, Dan has follow-up on using Hiera with Puppet environments, capturing WebLogic logs in Elasticsearch, and Kyle shares his thoughts on the Solaris “change”. Then Kyle discusses the in depth failover testing and how Unified Navigation behaves when app servers fail.
- Solaris is “not quite dead yet” @ 2:00
- How Oracle manages acquired technologies @ 11:00
- Fluid Training with Jim Marion @ 18:00
- New Oracle Version Numbers @ 20:00
- Failover Testing @ 29:00
- How Unified Navigation Behaves when IB is down @ 38:00
- Hiera command line Follow-up @ 51:00
- Logstash and WebLogic logs @ 53:00
- Monitoring Synchronous Messages? @ 56:30