#238 – Postfix and SMTP


This week on the podcast, Dan talks about how his formative years in computing still affect him, Kyle shares some follow-up on deploying the latest PIs, and then Dan talks about using Postfix as an SMTP relay to improve email delivery in PeopleSoft.

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#237 – Approaches to PIs



This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle talk about some older frameworks in PeopleSoft and why they didn’t catch on. Then Kyle shares some approaches to manage your PIs and why each solution might be a fit for you.

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#235 – Wireshark


This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle discuss “toil”: what it is and how it affects your team. Then Dan shares a debugging story about the Integration Broker and how he solved the issue with Wireshark.

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#234 – pt_pia


This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan discuss some tips for better communication when working remotely, a strange App Engine bug, and some tips when using the pt_pia DPK profile.

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#224 – Zen Transport


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#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.

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#207 – Troubleshooting Search Issues


This week on the podcast, Kyle shares some follow-up on the master scheduler changes he made, and Dan shares how he approached troubleshooting an Elasticsearch search issue.

Show Notes

  • Regex processing explained @ :45
  • [Run Control Framework VFO](PeopleSoft Update Run Control Dates Framework) @ 5:00
  • Master Scheduler Follow-up @ 8:00
  • Use the DPK to add a pluggable database to a CDB @ 22:30
  • Troubleshooting Search Issues @ 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

#201 – Troubleshooting DPK Issues


This week on the podcast, Kyle shares some tips on escalating your SR’s and what to expect when you do escalate. Dan dives into a DPK Password issue and how he approaches troubleshooting with the DPK.

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Troubleshooting Steps

  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