Oracle released the first PeopleTools 8.55-based image, HR 9.2 Image 16. You can now use the Deployment Kits (DPKs) to install a PeopleSoft Image on your own platform and you can have a PeopleSoft Image on Windows.
Virtual Box or Native OS
When you visit the PUM Homepage, you have two options to download the PeopleSoft Image:
- The VirtualBox image
- The Native OS DPKs
The VirtualBox option is
the same as similar to past PeopleSoft Images. Download the .zip files, extract and combine them to create an the bootstrap script, DPK zips and shell .ova file, and import into VirtualBox. This option might be appealing to organizations who aren’t ready to adopt the DPK’s Native OS method yet. See our Part 2 post for more infomation.
The Native OS DPK’s will build a full PeopleSoft environment on your servers without the need for VirtualBox. The PeopleSoft Image environment can be normal server in your architecture. You have the option of Linux or Windows DPK’s too. For Windows shops, you can run PeopleSoft Images on the same OS your production systems use. But be aware, the DPK’s only support Oracle. If you run SQL Server, your PeopleSoft Images will still run Oracle.
Here is a demo installing the HR 9.2 Image 16 on Windows.
The sequences were shortened for the demo, but the PeopleSoft Image build took me less than 20 minutes on a brand new Windows server. That includes all software installation, building an entire database, and deploying the domains.
Update Feb 2, 2016:Kyle – We dug a little deeper with the VirtualBox option. See Part 2 for more detail.