#205 – Open World 2019 Recap Part 2


This week on the podcast, Graham Smith and Sasank Vemana join Dan to discuss even more PeopleSoft announcements from Oracle OpenWorld 2019. We cover the new Infrastructure DPKs, the end of support for Classic Navigation, and Lifecycle Management concerns with the configuration tools.

Show Notes

#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

#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

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.

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.

#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.

Show Notes

#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.

Show Notes

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.