A comment on the Build Images with DPK post had a great question. Instead of answering it there, I wanted to share the solution as a post so more people would see it. The question deals with enabling (or disabling) features on the app server using the DPK. With the current PI’s based on PeopleTools 8.55.01, you can change app server configuration when you create the PI’s using the DPK.
If you have already built the PI’s, the 8.55.01 DPK doesn’t handle changes to the current configuration well.
To enable the WSL and Debugger when you build a DPK:
- Run the VBox or NativeOS DPK
Noto the “Do you want to continue with the default initialization” question.
- Create the file
psft_customizations.yamlin the folder
- Add these lines to your
psft_customizations.yamlfile (notice the lines
DBGSRV: "Yes"are different)
- Navigate to
puppet apply site.pp
If you have already build the PI, you can do in manually through
psadmin, but that’s no fun 😉 In PeopleTools 8.55.03, the DPK (Puppet modules) is better at handling configuration changes in the
psft_customizations.yaml file. I’d guess the next PI’s will be based .04 (or higher), so this should be able to make the change after you built the PeopleSoft Image.
Update: If you want to learn more about the DPK, check out our new PeopleSoft DPK QuickStart course. 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.