#204 – Open World 2019 Recap Part 1


This week on the podcast, Graham Smith, Sasank, Vemana and Jim Marion join Dan at Oracle Open World 2019 to recap the big PeopleSoft announcements. The group discusses the upcoming UI changes in PeopleTools 8.58, the upcoming Kibana visualizations capabilities for application data, and a discussion about search security.

Show Notes

  • 8.58 UI Changes @ 3:00
  • Kibana Visualizations @ 10:00
  • Search Security @ 18:00
  • Chatbots and demos that go wrong @ 27:00

#203 – Troubleshooting Slow Process Starts


This week on the podcast, Dan shares a few tips he’s learned on writing better bash scripts, how the OpenDistro Elasticsearch plugins can be used, and how to generate dump files for App Designer. Then Kyle and Dan discuss how the approached an issue with slow process starts and why understanding the technology stack is so important.

Show Notes

Troubleshooting Framework

  1. Work to Replicate the issue/Look at code (if possible)
  2. MOS/Local Knowledge Base (wiki or tickets)
  3. Isolate the cause/Eliminate variables/Research Logs
  4. Attempt to understand the flow/technology/stack
  5. Develop root-cause theory
  6. Test to prove/disprove theory

#201 – Troubleshooting DPK Issues


This week on the podcast, Kyle shares some tips on escalating your SR’s and what to expect when you do escalate. Dan dives into a DPK Password issue and how he approaches troubleshooting with the DPK.

Show Notes

Troubleshooting Steps

  1. Work to Replicate the issue/Look at code (if possible)
  2. MOS/Local Knowledge Base (wiki or tickets)
  3. Isolate the cause/Eliminate variables/Research Logs
  4. Attempt to understand the flow/technology/stack
  5. Develop root-cause theory
  6. Test to prove/disprove theory

#201 – Troubleshooting Macrosets


This week on the podcast, Dan finds a great feature in Royal TSX, Kyle talk about a Macroset issue, and we start a small series on building a troubleshooting framework for PS Admins.

Show Notes

#200 – Things You Shouldn’t Do in PeopleTools


This the 200th PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast! Kyle and Dan share some fun stories from the first 199 episodes. Jim Marion joins us to talk about registering components, configuring and working with with node security, and things you can do in PeopleTools but shouldn’t do.

Show Notes

#199 – Environment Facts


This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan share some fun talks, YAML tips, and YAML history from a Red Hat User Group, Dan’s slow conversion over to Vim, and how to use the Puppet environment name in a custom Fact.

Show Notes

#198 – PSPing



This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan talk about learning to use Git and GitHub, strategies to work as different users in non-production environments, and how to use PSPing to help diagnose performance issues.

Show Notes

#197 – Branding Role Madness


This week on the podcast, Kyle shares his experience working with the CompanyInfo Banner, his thoughts on Branding Roles, and his discovery of the Introspection Page for Integration Broker.

Show Notes

#196 – Federated Approvals


This week on the podcast, Jim Marion joins us to talk about upcoming improvements to Page and Field Configurator, and how Federation and Application clustering work with PeopleSoft.

Show Notes

#195 – Fluid and Federation w/ Matthew Haavisto


This week on the podcast, Matthew Haavisto joins us to talk about Fluid, Interaction Hub, Federation and planning for new PeopleTools releases.