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The PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast

Dan Iverson and Kyle Benson talk about PeopleSoft Administration.
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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
Nov 3, 2017

This week on the podcast, Charlie Sinks joins us to talk about the Upper Midwest Regional User Group. We talk about using Agile with PeopleSoft, our experiences with Elasticearch, the Idea Space for PeopleTools, and using Git with PeopleSoft.

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  • Chatbots Demo @ 3:30
  • Agile and PeopleSoft @ 11:00
    • SCRUM
    • Kanban
    • SAFE
  • Elasticsearch Experiences @ 33:45
  • PeopleTools 8.56 Updates @ 43:30
  • Testing Effort for Certifications @ 45:30
    • AIX/Solaris: pspuppet.sh is used to prepare the environment. Need to invoke if the bootstrap or puppet failed and you need to re-run
  • Idea Space @ 50:15
  • Advanced PS Admin Talk @ 56:30
  • Orchesteration @ 61:00
  • Using Git @ 67:30
Oct 27, 2017

This week on the podcast Dan and Kyle discuss an password vulnerability, learning VIM and migrating 2 Facter Auth devices. Then they review the new Page and Field Composer utility (spoiler: it's great).

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Oct 20, 2017

This week on the podcast, an All Star cast joins Dan and Kyle to recap OpenWorld 2017. Mike Ripley, Graham Smith, Sasank Vemana, Wayne Fuller, and Brad Carlson share their thoughts on announcements and sessions from OpenWorld.

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  • Mike Ripley on Oracle 18c Announcements @ 2:00
  • The Future of Change Assistant @ 6:00
  • PeopleTools Platform Changes @ 15:00
  • Graham Smith on Cloud Manager's Value @ 17:30
  • How do we run PeopleSoft Images? @ 25:00
  • Elasticsearch Panel @ 32:45
  • Where to start working with the DPK @ 38:30
  • Graham Smith's backyard office
  • Sasank on Starting Fluid Development @ 42:00
  • Wayne Fuller on the "2027" Support Date @ 48:00
  • More Details on ClassicPlus @ 58:30
  • Brad Carlson on Fast CPU Patching @ 67:00
  • Brad and Sasank on Syncing People in PeopleSoft @ 77:00
  • Personalizing the User Interface @ 84:00 Location and Time Specific Tiles @ 94:30
Oct 13, 2017

This week on the podcast, Kyle talks about custom OEM metrics he built for Elasticsearch and Synchronous Services. Dan shares a WebSocket testing Utility. Then they discuss some big changes with Cloud Manager Image 5 and repurposing PSQCKSRV and PSQRYSRV services.  

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Oct 6, 2017

This week on the podcast, Dan shares how to disable PSWATCHSRV and how the Fluid Navigator broke. Kyle finds a bug with Facter. Then Dan and Kyle discuss default build settings in App Designer and what is "safe by default" when building projects.  

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Sep 29, 2017

This week on the podcast, Brad Carlson and Nate Werner interview Dan and Kyle. We discuss the history of the podcast, where Dan and Kyle want to take the site, our favorite things about the PS Admin community, and answer some fun questions.

Sep 28, 2017

In this special episode, Dan and Kyle share predictions for PeopleSoft announcements at OpenWorld 2017.

Sep 22, 2017

This week on the podcast, Kyle shares why the Navigator button disappeared on him, using VisualStudio Code and Git-Bash, and Colton Fischer's excellent POC projects. We finish the podcast with David Kurtz talking about the Oracle Resource Manager with multi-tenant databases.  

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Sep 15, 2017

This week on the podcast, Dan has follow-up on using Hiera with Puppet environments, capturing WebLogic logs in Elasticsearch, and Kyle shares his thoughts on the Solaris "change". Then Kyle discusses the in depth failover testing and how Unified Navigation behaves when app servers fail.

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