#229 – Working Remotely


This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan share their tips for working remotely. With many people working from for the first time, or more than normal, we share our tips to help you stay productive and sane.

Show Notes

  • psadmin.conf going Virtual @ 2:00
  • Kyle and Dan’s Tips for Working Remotely @ 8:45

psadmin.conf: System Performance Data Collection

In this session from psadmin.conf 2018, Frank Dolezal shares how he collects logs and system analytics to address a number of system issues. He explains how they can track average performance trends in the system, identify errors an anomalies, catch new issues before they are reported, and more.

We released the videos from psadmin.conf as a free course so you can find the sessions 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: Elasticsearch Clusters on Kubernetes

In this session from psadmin.conf 2018, JR Bing gives an introduction to Kubernetes and then dives into why he is using it to run an Elasticsearch cluster. The session includes a great demo as well showing how PeopleSoft interacts with the Kubernetes cluster. He finishes the session with some ideas on how containers Kubernetes could be used by PeopleSoft in the future.

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.

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.

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.

#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

#208 – 2019 Fall UMRUG Recap


This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle recap some of the great discussions and sessions at the 2019 Fall UMRUG meeting. Kyle also talks about some great ideas for using the ACCTLOCK field.

Show Notes

#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