psadmin.conf: Process Monitor 2.0

In this session from psadmin.conf 2018, David Vandiver demonstrates his Process Monitor 2.0 bolt-on. David redesigned the Process Monitor from scratch and added many improvements. His bolt-on is free too! You can download it at peoplesofttricks.com.

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#218 – 8.58 DPK


This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan talk about the benefits of blogging for yourself, a fun SQL murder mystery game, and then they dive into the changes in the DPK for PeopleTools 8.58.

Show Notes

#217 – PeopleTools 8.58 is Here!


This week on the podcast we talk about PeopleTools 8.58 and some of the new features we are most excited about. Dan also shares his experience with using Cloud Manager to auto-upgrade an environment to 8.58.

Show Notes

  • PeopleTools 8.58 is Out @ 1:30
  • Automatic PeopleTools Upgrade @ 4:30
  • New User Interface @ 6:45
  • Config/Customization Improvements @ 12:30
  • Reporting and Kibana! @ 18:45
  • Health Center and Logstash @ 22:00
  • Machine Learning Framework @ 30:00

#216 – Cloud Manager Installation


This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle talk about better password policies, the value of having real-time system information, and how easy it is to install Cloud Manager 10.

Show Notes

#215 – Unified Navigation and Networks


This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle announce registration for psadmin.conf 2020 and debate if the Frozen II sound track is better than the first. Then Kyle discusses how Unified Navigation communication can be confusing and how network topologies can impact Unified Navigation.

Show Notes

#214 – DPK Passwords


This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan talk about password limitations with the DPK and what your options are when working complex passwords. Kyle also shares how the REN server was causing issues with the Master Scheduler.

Show Notes

  • DPK Hashing Challenges @1:00
  • DPK Password Guidance @ 7:00
  • Cloud Manager Ideas @ 13:00
  • Master Scheduler and REN @ 21:45

#212 – Chicken and Egg


This week on the podcast, we discuss some feedback on using Shared Cache, options for non-production SMTP servers, and a chicken and egg problem with the Elasticsearch DPK silent install.

Show Notes

  • psadmin.conf 2020 Registration @ 3:00
  • Shared Cache Feedback @ 4:00
  • Clearing Shared Cache Gotcha @ 12:00
  • SMTP Configuration in Non-production @ 20:00
  • Elasticsearch Silent Install @ 27:00

#211 – Query Types


This week on the podcast, Jim Marion joins us to talk about different options for masking data in PeopleSoft and locking components down for business processing. Then we discuss the different types of queries in PeopleSoft and how Jim would improve the query tools.

Show Notes

  • Data Masking @ 4:15
  • Component Lockout @ 13:00
  • Query Manager @ 18:00
  • Query Improvements @ 33:00