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The PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast

Dan Iverson and Kyle Benson talk about PeopleSoft Administration.
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Apr 20, 2018

This week on the podcast, Brad Carlson, Adam Wlad and Jim Marion join Dan to recap the Alliance 2018 conference. We discuss some CPU Patching issues, the 2027 date for PeopleSoft, and PeopleTools 8.57 announcements.

Show Notes

  • Technical and Reporting Advisory Group @ 1:45
  • CPU Patching and Security @ 5:15
  • PeopleSoft 2027 @ 15:00
  • PeopleTools 8.57 - Cloud First @ 19:30
  • PeopleTools 8.57 UI Changes @ 29:15
  • Page and Field Configurator @ 40:00
  • App Designer Improvements @ 49:45
  • Stop and Shares @ 56:30
  • Learning about Fluid @ 60:00
Apr 13, 2018

This week on the podcast, Colton Fischer joins Dan to talk about hidden ACM plugins, using the Web Profile to extend HTML pages, and his experience working with the Page and Field Configurator.

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Apr 6, 2018

This week on the podcast Kyle and Dan discuss different strategies for managing DPK archive files. Dan also discovers a few small improvements in the 8.56 PS_HOME and where to find the mythical Application DPK files.

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  • App Designer Bug in 8.56 @ 1:00
  • 8.56 PS_HOME @ 5:00
  • Client Tools Install @ 8:30
  • Application DPK @ 11:00
  • Mananging DPK Archives @ 14:30
Mar 30, 2018

This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle discuss options and considerations for backing up Elasticsearch. Kyle also shares a bug with the PIA startup scripts built by the DPK and Dan makes Vagrant work with a Web Filter.

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Mar 23, 2018

This week on the podcast, Kyle talks about Push Notifications he built for Phire and how you could extend Phire. Dan explains the pt_password DPK Puppet Type, and Kyle discusses a leak of 2 billion passwords.

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Mar 16, 2018

This week on the podcast, Dan shares a quick review on Classic Plus and tip when using App Designer. Then Kyle and Dan discuss how the Search Framework implements security on search results.

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Mar 9, 2018

This week on the podcast Dan and Kyle discuss Colton Fischer's Web Profile discovery, Kyle shares his CPU Patching process and how he automated the process then Dan discusses how he resolved a PIA domain bug.

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Mar 2, 2018

This week on the podcast, Kyle adds WLST commands to his DPK builds, Dan creates custom Facts with Ruby code and shares his Hiera Hashing configuration for building 8.56 environments.

Show Notes

  • Github Love @ 1:30
  • WLST and the DPK @ 3:30
  • Custom Facts @ 15:45
  • Hiera Hashing @ 24:00
Feb 23, 2018

That's right, its another Change Assistant episode. Dan shares some updates to Change Assistant in 8.56, some 8.57 speculation, and applying PeopleTools Upgrades headlessly. Kyle shares an ACM discovery, and the PeopleTools Idea Space updates.

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Feb 16, 2018

This week on the podcast, Kyle shares from follow-up on URLs and Metadata, Dan discusses Single Signon changes with PeopleTools 8.56, and Dan explains the concept EFFDT to an enterprise Java developer.

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Feb 9, 2018

This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle talk about cloud provisioning tools and how they could work for PeopleSoft Admins, Mike Ripley's POC for securing WebLogic, and changes to the Change Assistant installation process.

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Feb 2, 2018

This week on the podcast Kyle shares a frustration with the lack of metadata used in Favorites and other content references. Dan discusses two ideas to improve development and the Portal Node configuration page.

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Jan 26, 2018

This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle discuss a WebLogic exploit used for currency mining, Dan revisits the Health Center in the latest PeopleSoft Images, and Kyle explains why you need to review the Invalid View project.

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Jan 19, 2018

This week on the podcast, Dan shares a new project called ps-terraform to help you build PeopleSoft Images on AWS. Kyle tries to resolve a Friday Night Ghost issue and Dan follows up on his love for Continuous Integration and the DPK.

Show Notes

  • Elasticsearch DPK Install Methods @ 1:00
  • GitLab Continuous Integration Follow-up @ 5:30
  • Friday Night Ghost @ 19:00
  • Ps-terraform @ 31:00
Jan 19, 2018

Announcing psadmin.conf 2018! The conference is May 6-8, 2018 in Minneapolis MN. psadmin.conf features talks and hands-on labs from expert PeopleSoft Administrators on a variety of topics. The conference will expand your knowledge of new PeopleSoft technologies and let you network with admins from around the country.

If you want to speak at psadmin.conf, the Call for Presentations closes on February 15, 2018. Registration for psadmin.conf opens in less that a month.

Head over to psadmin.io/conference to see the agenda and learn more.

Jan 12, 2018

This week on the podcast, Kyle goes back to applying bundles and appreciates all the improvements to Change Assistant. Dan shares his research of "Slow PO Output" and what was really going on.

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Jan 5, 2018

This week on the podcast, Kyle shares some changes and improvements to using Git with the Deployment Packages. Kyle and Dan also talk about Continuous Integration and how it can be used to test Deployment Package changes.

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Dec 29, 2017

This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan discuss Bolt, a new tool from Puppet to run commands and scripts remotely on servers. Dan also talks about setting up a new Rundeck server and using Bolt with Rundeck.

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Dec 22, 2017

This week Dan and Kyle walk through the psappsrv.cfg file and discuss how they have configured their application servers.

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  • psappsrv.cfg @ 3:00
Dec 15, 2017

This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan revisit the ACM (Automated Config Management). We discuss what the ACM is, how ACM works with the DPK, building custom ACM plugins and how to share ACM plugins.

Show Notes

  • Revisiting ACM @ 1:00
  • Using ACM with the Search Framework @ 5:00
  • ACM and the DPK @ 9:00
  • Building ACM Plugins @ 13:30
  • Plugins that are missing @ 21:45
  • GitHub Repository to Share ACM Plug-ins @ 30:00
  • IDEA - More options for "Copy to File"
Dec 8, 2017

This week on the podcast, we share a database migration Oh No! story. Then Dan and Kyle talk about updates to the Vagabond and psadmin-plus projects.

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Dec 1, 2017

This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan share their strategies of how to deal with technical debt.

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Nov 24, 2017

This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle revisit their favorite tools and what has changed in the last two years.

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Nov 17, 2017

This week Simon Chiu from the PeopleSoft UX Blog joins us to talk about his experiences with Interaction Hub, Unified Navigation, Push Push Notifications, Federated Search and the PeopleSoft Cloud Manager.

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  • Introducing Simon @ 1:30
  • Using the Interaction Hub @ 4:45
  • Unified Navigation and the Interaction Hub @ 20:00
  • The good and bad of Push Notifications @ 32:45
  • Testing Federated Search @ 44:15
  • Cloud Manager @ 54:30
Nov 10, 2017

This week on the podcast, Kyle finds the ProcessRestartMemoryLimit does not work as expected, Dan finds that the Purge Cache command has changed in 8.56, and Kyle recaps a successful Go-Live for PeopleTools 8.55 and Fluid Navigation.

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  • Page and Field CONFIGURATOR Follow-up @ 1:00
  • October CVE Details @ 6:00
  • Understanding ProcessRestartMemoryLimit @ 11:30
  • Purge Cache Change in 8.56 @ 19:45
  • Elasticsearch 04 DPK, POC Patches @ 25:30
  • Unified Nav and My Favorites @ 31:30
  • 8.55 and Fluid Nav Go-Live Success and Issues @ 38:15
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