#175 – 8.57 PS_HOME Changes


This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle share a solution for storing DPK files on an NFS share and using symlinks, discuss a bug with Jolt Failover options, and some of changes in PeopleTools 8.57’s PS_HOME folder.

Show Notes

  • TLS 1.3 and Forward Secrecy @ 2:00
  • DPK NFS Share @ 7:00
  • Using Symlinks @ 14:00
  • Jolt Failover Options @ 18:00
  • 8.57 PS_HOME Delta @ 24:30

#174 – cloud-init


This week on the podcast, Kyle shares how the Navigator knows your last folder location and a bug with it and Dan discusses the TM_CPAU setting for Tuxedo on Windows. Then Dan and Kyle talk about cloud-init.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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psadmin.conf: Automation Challenges for Administrators

The next video from psadmin.conf 2018 is available! Nate Werner focuses on sing change management (Git/GitHub) for your collection of admin and monitoring scripts and setting up GitHub branches for non-prod, production, with a change approval process and team code review. Nate also shares solutions for managing passwords with scripts, how to abstract them and prevent passwords from leaking in logs. He also shows how Rundeck can be used to protect and audit your script execution (streamline vault access).

We released the 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.

#159 – Serverless and PeopleSoft


This week on the podcast, Dan discusses some tuning considerations for Elasticsearch and Kyle gives us an overview of serverless computing and how PeopleSoft could use it.

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