#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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#158 – Federated User Preferences


This week on the podcast, Dan shares some new ideas to improve the DDDAudit and SYSAudit reports, and Kyle discusses how federated User Preferences work in a clustered environment.

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#157 – Incident Investigation


This week on the podcast, Dan shares a Terraform hands-on Lab from OpenWorld and Kyle has some ideas to replace Health Center. Then Dan shares his experience investigating an incident with PeopleSoft and what he learned.

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#156 – Open World 2018 Recap


This week on the podcast, Graham Smith and Jim Marion join us to recap Open World 2018. We discuss the new Drop Zones feature, Graham’s view of smart customizations, Jim’s tips for working with the Fluid Homepage, and a review of Cloud Manager 7.

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Advanced PeopleSoft Administration – OpenWorld 2018

This week Kyle and I presented at OpenWorld 2018. Our session talked about how to take advantage of Deployment Packages, using ACM to simplify database refreshes, using psadmin-plus, and leveraging the new headless features of Change Assistant. You can view the slides here if you want to check out the presentation.

#152 – PSDbPrivs



This week on the podcast, Dan shares an open source project to manage your Oracle Database grant permissions from the PIA. Kyle gives Dan some tips on using SSH aliases, and Dan shares how to trace FTP transactions with PeopleSoft.

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