No words

For once, nothing to do with tech, but I cannot do otherwise. 3 painting describe the thoughts which may came up.

After three bloody days last week in France…

… today, time for mourning…

… and hope the better for tomorrow…

Thanks to the painter Malevitch (1879-1935).

For all the innocent victims of terrorist attacks.


Peoplesoft HCM92 image #9

It has been released earlier this week, time to move to VMWare ESXi.
My workaround I described here is still working. To make it short, updating the ovf file as below:
1. ovf:capacity=(ovf:capacity*2)-64512 (I used diskMode=thin in the VM disks’ definition for the import)
2. <OperatingSystemSection ovf:id="101">
3. <Description>oracleLinux64Guest</Description>
       <vbox:OSType ovf:required="false">oracleLinux64Guest</vbox:OSType>
4. <vssd:VirtualSystemType>vmx-08</vssd:VirtualSystemType>

And the VM starts properly.




PS_JOB is probably the most popular and well known table in Peoplesoft HCM… The name explains by itself the content, job data component is in there.
If I would have a table on my own, I’d like to add line(s) with my name in it…
It just means that I’m always looking for a new contract. This is the intent of that blog entry. Sorry to the people who are seeking a technical subject, it’s (more...)

psadmin 8.54

Peoplesotools 8.54 made few changes in the main menu of psadmin. I thought to find easily docs in Peoplebooks PSADMIN utility description, but it’s not really straight away. So, I decided to write it down to keep ref.

Application domain :
Whether there’s still 28 options in the menu, one has been added, one has been removed.

Let’s see first the menu. Left side psadmin menu from Peopletools 8.53, right side Peopletools 8. (more...)

Script PIA and psadmin

Depending of how you are coding your script to start/stop your webserver, it might not work.

Small example:
[root@vv-cephei-b ~]# cat
su - hcm92 <<EOF
psadmin -w start -d peoplesoft
[root@vv-cephei-b ~]# sh ./
Last login: Fri Sep 26 10:33:57 CEST 2014

Starting the domain [peoplesoft].
General Exception: null

        at (more...)

Oracle Linux 7 : ps command as root produces a WARNING

When running a “ps” command as root user on Oracle Linux 7 (and CentOS 7), you may see the following :

root       694     1  0 09:01 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/abrt-watch-log -F Backtrace /var/log/Xorg.0.log -- /usr/bin/abrt-dump-xorg -xD
root       692     1  0 09:01 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/abrt-watch-log -F BUG: WARNING: at WARNING: CPU: INFO: possible recursive locking detected ernel BUG at list_del corruption list_add corruption do_IRQ: stack overflow: ear stack overflow (cur: eneral protection fault nable to (more...)

Restart CREATE_TEMP_TABLE won’t work

Whilst I was running the database setup of a brand new FSCM 92 Peopletools 8.54 database, the server has all of sudden crashed down.
Once restarted, checking the logs files produced by the DMS script, I was able to determine the step it was doing when it stopped. It was the very last step, CREATE_TEMP_TABLE.
Here’s the beginning of that log :
Since the server crashed without notice, it ends in the middle of (more...)

Windows Power Shell does not know psae

I’ve never notice it before, probably already known by most of you guys. But whilst I was building a Peoplesoft database from within Windows 2012R2, I ran psae (PSADMIN AppEngine) from a Windows Power Shell command prompt.
And here what I got:

PS E:pt854binclientwinx86> psae
psae : The term 'psae' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check
the spelling of the name, or if a path (more...)

We’ve detected that your operating system is not supported by this website

For many, many years, the Peoplesoft users know this (infamous) message on the login page when using, well, a non-supported OS by Peoplesoft.
I remember Duncan found a workaround to hide this message, find out more here. Already 4 years ago…

Maybe I’m out of date by using my old – but very well running – laptop on Windows XP Pro SP3, here it is within the image HCM92004 (Peopletools 8.53.xx) :


VMWare ESXi vSphere 5.5 update 2 and guest OS

As of the 1st of August 2014, VMWare ESXi 5.5 supports Oracle Linux 7. 1.5 months after RHEL 7 and 2-3 weeks after CentOS 7.
And good news, from the 5.5 update 2 released last week, we can set it for new guests from the Client:
Note that’s only for the 64-bit version of OS. Surprisingly, whether RHEL 7 64-bit is officially also supported, it’s not listed here…
Or, from within (more...)

VirtualBox Appliances for PeopleSoft on VMWare ESXi (bis)

Written in April last year, my procedure to move the Peoplesoft appliance to VMWare ESXi – see here – seems to be broken since image #6… My test was on image #3…
One of the reader found its own way and kindly shared experience, you can find here how to work around.

Right now we are on image #8, the first one ever on Peopletools 8.54. Time to have a shot.

1. I decided (more...)

Peopletools 8.54 client silent installation

Digging around the last Oracle VM appliance HCM92008 (based on Peopletools 8.54.01), I just discovered a file with a nice name.
Check at /opt/oracle/psft/pt/tools/setup/Client/Disk1/resp_file_client.txt
Does this mean we can install Peopletools client in silent mode ? Well, probably not so easily in fact. According to the documentation, it’s still not supported : “Note. Only the command line options listed in this documentation are supported for PeopleSoft installation. Note that the use of (more...)

Peoplesoft stops certification on Sybase and Informix

Due to a low number of customers using Sybase and Informix, Peoplesoft team recently decided to stop supporting their products on these databases, please see MOS note Oracle Modifies Supported Platforms for PeopleSoft (Doc ID 1915316.1)
According to the note, the Peoplesoft application 9.1 will be the terminal release for these databases. However, you’ll still be able to go for Peopletools 8.54, it will be the last supported.
Anyway, most likely better (more...)

JDK for Peopletools 8.54 on Linux 7

On Linux, once you installed JDK provided on edelivery for Peopletools 8.54 (jdk-7u55-linux-x64.rpm), you make a go for Weblogic.
Here you go:
java -jar wls_121200.jar

On Oracle Linux 7, it ends quickly by the following error :
OpenJDK JVM not supported on this platform.

Also tried with 7u65, no luck. To solve it, install the JDK 7u67 – the latest available. You can download it here :

Weblogic (more...)

Peoplesoft on Windows 2012 : Peopletools 8.53 install

After having installed Oracle and middleware on Windows 2012, time for the Peopletools.

Note, Peopletools 8.53 is certified on Windows 2012.
However, as soon as we start the installer, something is going wrong:
It does not seem to like the user interface working onto Windows 2012. As far as (more...)

How to shutdown Peoplesoft OVA after init

The Peoplesoft team continues to provide the PUM images on schedule. Great work. The last image HCM 9.2.003 has been released about two-three weeks ago.
I’m still using VMWare ESXi vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 and my workaround to move these OVA to VMWare is still working fine, find (more...)

Peoplesoft report re-send content

Deploying the latest Peoplesoft image (HCM92002, Peopletools 8.53.06), and you’ll see a lot of reports not posted:
Well, fine, they’re probably not that important, but it can be fixed quite easily especially since they are not posted for one single reason, the process scheduler was started before the (more...)

Oracle Listener details on Peoplesoft Demo Image

If you ever wonder how to reach the databases hosted on a Peoplesoft Demo Images from a remote client…
Here from within the Image FSCM92000 (FSCMDB-SES-85302d).

For some reason, the listener has not been configured on the default and standard port 1521. The listener port is 1522 (listener name is (more...)

Peoplesoft on Windows 2012 : Middleware

After installing Windows 2012 and Oracle database software, time to move on with Peoplesoft software.
Note that Peopletools 8.53 is now certified on Windows 2012 (check the certification matrix on My Oracle Support).

Before hands, we’ll first install the required software JDK, Tuxedo and Weblogic.

1. JDK
I (more...)

Peoplesoft on Windows 2012 : Oracle software

At the time I wrote this article offline, Oracle 12cR1 was not available for Windows at all.
I decided to have a go with 11gR2 on Windows 2012, even though it is not supported. Awaiting the forth coming 12c and an upgrade to this latest version.
I’m going to install (more...)