Coming with Oracle 11gR2, the DBFS (DataBase FileSystem) feature improves the files storage.
So far, we had BLOB, files stored in the database, but we needed an access to the database with specific API to read/open them.
With DBFS, files are still stored in the database, but access may be (more...)
As of Peopletools 8.52, a lot has been done regarding the Integration Broker configuration and use through the Integration Network WorkCenter.
Many tasks have been made easier than ever for the configuration and maintenance of all the messaging between systems.
Few months ago, I showed how it can be (more...)
Hereafter few issues I’ve seen so far on the VirtualBox Appliances for Peoplesoft. Some are on FSCM92000 only, some on both (HCM92 and FSCM92), and some only when you have the two running in same time.
From the errors/issues/problems described below have more or less impact on the system, I’d (more...)
As an addendum of an article I wrote to explain how to move from the delivered VirtualBox Appliance for Peoplesoft to VMWare ESXi, there were several manual steps to be done in order to get it works.
It can be tedious to make some changes manually in the ovf (more...)
Last week, Oracle delivered new Peoplesoft demo images (available on My Oracle Suport only), please see the note PeopleSoft Update Manager Home Page [ID 1464619.1]
A lot of effort have been made here, that's really nice. It will greatly simplify the updates (PUM).
So far it was delivered as (more...)
Several years ago, I started to build my lab environment on CentOS 5.4 and VMWare server 2.0.
It was rather good and stable, even though performance was not to be targeted. I built a lot of virtual machines, including some Oracle VM Servers for the Peoplesoft VM template (more...)
Here we are, probably later than initially expected though, but here we are.
Peopletools 8.53 released last month, unfortunately I did not get time to play with.
And as expected and announced, Peoplesoft 9.2 is now available as of today !
Theoretically, a new area is opened for the (more...)
There was a recurrent “issue” when installing Peopletools 8.5x on Oracle Linux 6.x. As I wrote here about Tuxedo install with Peopletools 8.50 on OL6.0, and here for Peopletools 8.52 install on OL 6.3, each time the installer complained about strings: '/lib/libc.so.6': No such file.
As far as I know, that was just an other annoying message that we can ignore, even though rather questionable. It did not make anything wrong to leave this as is.
What about Peopletools 8.53 installer ?
1. Status of my server. As expected, the (more...)
Until mid of last year, all the Peopletools patches were available for free download on ftp://ftp.peoplesoft.com/outgoing/ptools.
To protect against fraud, the zip files were password protected. And this password was available only for the customers having an access to the paid My Oracle Support website (formerly Metalink, formerly GSC). Just to prove you are a customer.
Since then, the ftp website has been decommissioned, and the patches are making available for download only from My Oracle Support, exactly like all the other Oracle products.
But remained this password protection. No reason for this since you already proved (more...)
I presented the Integration Network WorkCenter in my two previous blog entries, part 1 and part 2.
I should have make this one as part 3, but the statistics are not new in Peopletools 8.52 whereas Integration Network WorkCenter is new.
On the Network Monitor Setup page, you can activate the “IB Profile Status On” which turn on the inbound/outbound asynchronous/synchronous messages statistics.
Note : the all and main thing of WorkCenter is based on synchronous messages.
Let’s see how it is interacting with the statistics.
First, let’s activate the statistics on local and remote systems :
On the first part, we’ve seen how Integration Network WorkCenter makes the live much easier for those who are setting messaging (Gateway, nodes, domain). For each component, the WorkCenter marks as correct or not. It will most likely make it all right, and make avoid sometime pain to know what is missing.
Here after I’ll try to go a little bit further and go to the menu. Setting the messaging themselves.
The first part is rather obvious :
Be sure your environment is ready to be used (Configuration Status):
The Gateway menu goes to the standard Gateway page, Node (more...)
It has always been rather complicated to manage all the different components to make it all work.
The Integration Network WorkCenter is supposed to make it easier. It is worth to try. And really, it is worth to use.
But first of all, the setting to get it requires some work before hands. Quite a long story… sorry.
On the page, for the first time, it will probably look like the following :
Ok, let’s do the necessary work to configure before using it.
Just installed the Peopletools patch 8.52.11 (released on October, the 16th 2012) on Oracle Linux 6.3.
When configuring the process scheduler, it raises a warning about a temporary directory…
Quick-configure menu -- domain: hcmdemo1
1) App Engine : Yes 6) DBNAME :[hcmdemo1]
2) Master Scheduler : Yes 7) DBTYPE :[ORACLE]
8) PrcsServer :[PSUNX]
9) UserId :[PS]
10) UserPswd :[PS]
11) ConnectID :[people]
13) ServerName :
14) Log/Output Dir:[%PS_SERVDIR%/log_output]
15) SQRBIN :[%PS_HOME%/bin/sqr/%PS_DB%/bin]
16) AddToPATH :
One and an half year ago, I wrote a blog entry giving a workaround about such error when installing Peopletools 8.51 on Oracle Linux 6.0, it was not certified combination at that time though, so no support.
Right now, there’s Peopletools 8.52 for quite a while and Oracle Linux 6.3. According to the certification matrix on My Oracle Support, it is certified.
However, when running a simple install, we are still facing this issue (that’s why I’ve wrote “bis” in the title).
[psoft@orion6 Disk1]$ ./setup.sh
Setting temporary directory /tmp/IA.7738
Executing setup.linux -DCOMP_NAME=orion6.phoenix. (more...)
In a previous article of mine about Peopletools 8.53 RVP, I was asking about PSOVM continuity.
I think I overlooked an important document, I named the Prerelease notes (last update 6-OCT-2012).
Oracle's PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.53 Prerelease Notes [ID 1494929.1]
1) Out there, we can read an entire chapter dedicated to PSOVM. However, a surprising statement is also there.
page 15 : "PeopleSoft will release production class templates for use on Exalogic-based machines and non-Exalogic-x86 machines"
Production use ? Really ?
Whether I'm really a fan of PSOVM for learning, study, demo and maybe for small development and (more...)
After the announcement during the OOW2012, we know a very little about 12c, enough to make assumption though.
It is not coming this year, rather late next year, but one of the most important change will certainly be on architecture level, called "pluggable database".
What does it mean ?
Well, not very detailed yet, basically one database (the container, containing the core of Oracle data dictionary) and multiple databases on top of it (the pluggable databases containing application's code). It saves a lot of spaces, and over all a lot of resources.
That's a huge difference compared to the existing Oracle (more...)
… or two layers of virtualization.
First of all, a quick reminder. VirtualBox must be installed on top of an OS whereas Oracle VM Server is a bare-metal and then it has to be installed instead of the OS, making the machine dedicated to the virtualization.
It’s well known that bare-metal virtualization software like Oracle VM or VMWare vSphere (or vSphere Hypervisor on free market) is much more robust and compliant for enterprise use.
As far as I understood from several Oracle people across forums or threads like as this one, it was not supported... not recommended... not stable... (more...)
The first Peopletools 8.53 release value proposition has been write down in July, please have a look there :
However, if you go to the given note, it's now dated from September. I do not know how far it has been modified, but if it goes like this, here are few of the new features which may change the Peoplesoft guy's life :
1. Lifecycle Management :
1.1. Data Migration Workbench
As far as I understand, one source, multiple targets, that's a new tool between AppDesigner (copy project) and a database refresh (customer's (more...)
Only three months after the previous availability of the ‘same’ template on FSCM, here is a new one. As I said in an earlier post, I don’t expect much thing, but bugs fixes.
1. The database server
After creating the virtual machine, start it up.
On the boot, it can take several minutes to complete, a check is forced (after 1364 days without checking!).
Then, as usual for the PSOVMs, choice for DHCP or not (however, how could it be otherwise) and all the networking properties prompts.
And as usual, CSS fails to start, it does not matter (more...)