#212 – Chicken and Egg


This week on the podcast, we discuss some feedback on using Shared Cache, options for non-production SMTP servers, and a chicken and egg problem with the Elasticsearch DPK silent install.

Show Notes

  • psadmin.conf 2020 Registration @ 3:00
  • Shared Cache Feedback @ 4:00
  • Clearing Shared Cache Gotcha @ 12:00
  • SMTP Configuration in Non-production @ 20:00
  • Elasticsearch Silent Install @ 27:00

#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

#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

#195 – Fluid and Federation w/ Matthew Haavisto


This week on the podcast, Matthew Haavisto joins us to talk about Fluid, Interaction Hub, Federation and planning for new PeopleTools releases.

#181 – Flood Stage


This week on the podcast, we share some MOS tips to stay updated on changes to PeopleSoft, Dan explains how Elasticsearch handles a full disk, and Kyle shares an “Oh No!” story.

Show Notes

#176 – IB Routings


This week on the podcast, we talk surprise acquisitions and forks with some favorite middleware product. Kyle shares how the “Hub” routing works with Integration Broker Routings and also gives some tips on comparing Roles between environments.

Show Notes

#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

#160 – Preloading Cache


This week on the podcast, Kyle shares his thoughts on apply CPU vs. PSU java patches and Dan explains the different options for preloading application server cache.

Show Notes

#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.

Show Notes