#172 – PsMPPIAInstall


This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle announce the psadmin.io Wiki! The wiki is available to share tidbits and knowledge about PeopleSoft Administration, and help document some of the good practices for other PeopleSoft Administrators. Kyle also talks about some of the encryption changes in PSCipher in PeopleTools 8.57, and Dan explores some of the changes to the PIA installer.

Show Notes

#171 – Web Profiles


This week on the podcast we discuss Event Mapping for App Engines that was teased in a PeopleSoft Talk. Then Kyle shares what learned about Portal Registries and security, and the new Reload Web Profile feature in 8.57.

Show Notes

#170 – A Buggy Podcast


This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle share some recent bugs they dealt with and possible workarounds. Kyle also laments to de-support of the COBOL DPK for non-cloud customers.

Show Notes

#169 – Tao of psadmins


This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle discuss a few personal goals for 2019, and some password limitations with ViewAttachment and FTP servers. Then they share their thoughts on the Tao of HashiCorp and how it relates to PeopleSoft Admins.

Show Notes

  • Personal Goals for 2019 @ 1:00
    • Typing Proficiency
    • Daily Logs
  • FTP Password Errors @ 11:00
  • PeopleTools 8.57 is Available @ 15:30
  • Tao of PeopleSoft Administrators @ 21:30

#168 – Subsequent Pass


This week on the podcast, Dan shares some changes when applying Change Packages with PeopleTools 8.57. He explains the new Subsequent Pass mode and what changed with the Move to Production mode. Kyle shares some changes with PT_COMMON, and then Dan and Kyle discuss serer naming conventions.

Show Notes

#167 – Troubleshooting Elasticsearch


This week on the podcast, Dan goes through a list of troubleshooting steps for Elasticsearch that he has encountered over the last year. Dan and Kyle discuss shard management, replica settings, setting the JVM heap side, and monitoring Elasticsearch with Cerebro and ElasticHQ.

Show Notes

  • ERDs for HR @ 1:30
  • Elasticsearch “slow” @ 5:00
  • Elasticsearch – Unassigned Shards @ 9:00
    • curl -u esadmin:password -XGET esserver:9200/_cat/shards?h=index,shard,prirep,state,unassigned.reason | grep UNASSIGNED
  • Elasticsearch replica settings @ 16:00
  • Cerebro @ 24:00
  • Elasticsearch URL querying @ 30:00

#166 – Refresh Processes


This week on the podcast, Kyle shares a great MOS document that explains how psadmin issues tuxedo commands and asks if we could hook into that setup. Then Dan and Kyle discuss their ideal refresh process if they were to start from scratch.

Show Notes

#165 – Top 5 – Agile PeopleSoft (#105)


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.

Show Notes

  • Chatbots Demo @ 3:30
  • Agile and PeopleSoft @ 11:00
    • SCRUM
    • Kanban
    • SAFE
  • Elasticsearch Experiences @ 33:45
  • PeopleTools 8.56 Updates @ 43:30
  • Testing Effort for Certifications @ 45:30
    • AIX/Solaris: pspuppet.sh is 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

#164 – Top 5 – Purging Cache (#105)



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.

Show Notes

  • 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

psadmin.conf: Terraforming PeopleSoft

The next video from psadmin.conf 2018 is available! Kyle Benson and Dan Iverson look at Terraform, a cloud provisioning tool, and show how psadmin.io uses Terraform to build training environments. Terraform works with Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Public Cloud, and many more cloud providers. Terraform can deploy a single server, or an infrastructure for 100 people, from a single command. The session will also talk about ps-terraform, an open source project to help you build PeopleSoft Images on the cloud.

We released the conference 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. If you already signed up for the course, you can log in and the new video will be available.