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The PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast

Dan Iverson and Kyle Benson talk about PeopleSoft Administration.
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Sep 23, 2016

This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan talk about announcements from Oracle Open World. We hit the highlights for PeopleSoft Administrators and grade our predictions from last week. Dan also shares why Windows 95 was connecting to PeopleTools 8.55 environments.

Show Notes

  • Windows 95 Users? @ 1:15
  • Elasticsearch/Kibana Graphs @ 6:00
  • psadmin Hidden Menu Follow-up @ 11:45
  • 8.56 Release Date @ 13:30
  • Classic Plus @ 16:30
  • Classic UI Support @ 21:15
  • Page Composer @ 28:00
  • Elasticsearch Updates @ 30:30
  • Re-delivering Mobile Expenses Module in Fluid @ 36:15
  • Oracle Cloud Manager @ 38:45
  • Oracle Cloud on Premise @ 39:30
  • Oracle Community Ideas @ 42:30
  • Grading Our OOW Predictions @ 44:00

Thanks to Graham Smith and Javier Delgado for their write-ups and everyone on Twitter who kept us up-to-date.

Sep 16, 2016

This week, Dan and Kyle discuss decommissioning software that isn’t used, PeopleCode documentation pet-peeves and how to start using Puppet before upgrading to 8.55. We end the episode with predictions for OpenWorld 2016.

 

Show Notes

  • OOW 2016 @ :30
  • psadmin.io Community Benefits @ 1:30
  • Hidden psadmin menu option @ 6:00
  • Elasticsearch Release Date Change @ 8:00
  • Missing Trace Files @ 10:45
  • PeopleTools Delta Projects @ 15:00
  • PeopleCode PeopleTools Check @ 27:15

     #If #ToolsRel >= "8.54" #Then    import PTPN_PUBLISH:PublishToWindow; #End-If 
  • PeopleCode Documentation Pet-Peeve @ 31:45

  • Two Roles for Applying PUM Maintenance @ 35:45

  • Adventures in MOS: UPK Support with 8.55 @ 37:00

  • Decomissioning Software @ 39:00
  • SR to Bug @ 41:30
  • Getting Started with Rundeck and PeopleSoft @ 43:00
  • Getting Started with Puppet before Upgrading to 8.55 @ 44:45
  • OOW 2016 Predictions @ 52:30
Sep 9, 2016

This week Dan talks about his 8.55 Go-Live weekend, simplifying patch download with getMOSPatch, and using Kyle’s Maintenance Backdoor. Then Kyle and Dan discuss strategies and tips to make Go-Live weekends successful.

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Sep 2, 2016

This week on The PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast, Dan and Kyle talk about the psadmin.io Stylesheets, Enterprise Manager 13c, and new portal behavior in recent PeopleTools patches. Then, Kyle shares his thoughts about possibly changing Operating Systems.

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Aug 26, 2016

This week Kyle and Dan talk about scripting Change Assistant, DPK Patching and how many PeopleSoft customers don’t plan on leaving the platform. The podcast ends with Dan sharing his Oh No! story about Go-Live passwords.

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Aug 19, 2016

This week we interview Andy Dorfman. Andy runs PeopleSoft on Windows Core and is an expert with PowerShell for server administration. He was fun to talk to and we learned a lot about running Windows with PeopleSoft.

 

Show Notes

  • Andy’s Background with PeopleSoft 8 @ 1:45
  • Running PeopleSoft on Windows Core @ 6:00
  • PowerShell vs. DPK @ 10:00
  • Learning PowerShell @ 13:00
  • PowerShell: Invoke-Command @ 14:30
  • Windows Minimal @ 19:30
  • DFS for PS_HOME and more @ 23:30
  • Windows Security @ 30:00
  • OFA and PeopleSoft 32:30 
  • Nginx and Reverse Proxies 37:00
  • Docker and Docker Swarm @ 40:00
  • IPv6 and PeopleSoft @ 46:00
Aug 12, 2016

This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle talk about PeopleSoft Myths, PowerShell Profiles and more features in Beyond Compare. Then we discuss the “left behind feeling” when hearing what other PS Admin’s are doing.

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Aug 5, 2016

This week, Kyle interviews Sasank Vemana about User Interface development in PeopleSoft. Sasank presented at Reconnect and shared some great projects he’s done to improve the UI in PeopleSoft. Dan and Kyle also discuss uploading Customer Data into the PUM and how we arrange our monitors.

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Jul 29, 2016

This week on the podcast, Kyle gives a recap of the Reconnect 2016 conference. Some of the highlights we discuss are a PUM Success Story, how to adopt Fluid, and SAML 2.0. Dan and Kyle also discuss the new PeopleSoft Image Videos and using WLST with the DPK.

Show Notes

  • AMA Recap on the Community @ 1:00
  • HR Image 18 - Video Overview and Admin Impacts @ 3:00
  • DPK and WLST @ 6:15
  • Reconnect Recap @ 14:00
    • Phire Networking @ 17:00
    • PeopleSoft Tech SIG and PTF/UsageMonitor @ 24:00
    • PeopleSoft Keynote @ 33:00
      • Cloud Count: 66 “clouds”
      • Oracle Cloud Manager - Cloud Computer only at first @ 36:00
      • Fluid as a new UX and strategies to adopt Fluid @ 40:00
    • REST and QAS @ 53:30
    • SAML 2.0 @ 58:00
    • PeopleTools Product Panel @ 63:00
    • PUM Success Story @ NYU Langone @ 65:00
Jul 22, 2016

This week we interview Nate Werner. Nate talks about many of the unique solutions he created to make this PeopleSoft environments secure, standardized and automated. We cover a lot of topics and Nate shows why he is a top-notch PS Admin!

Show Notes

  • Supporting CS and Integration Hub setup @ 3:00
  • Shibboleth and Oracle Traffic Director @ 7:30
  • Sign-in As @ 10:30
  • Experience with GH ERP Firewall @ 12:30
  • 2 Factor Auth @ 14:30
  • Ansible Automation and Standardization @ 18:15
  • Automating PeopleSoft Image Deployment @ 26:00
  • Stacking Application Architecture @ 30:00
  • Supporting Students v. Business Users @ 35:00
  • Supporting Mobile and Branding @ 37:00
  • Database Consolidation @ 38:45
  • Managing Releases and Downtime @ 43:30
  • Managing Files without Server Access @ 47:00
  • Everything as a Share/Mount @ 48:45
  • Smart Automation @ 56:00
  • Learning Puppet/Embracing DevOps @ 58:15
Jul 15, 2016

This week, Dan and Kyle talk about Event Mapping, Report Node Validation, search App Packages, and the REN server.

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Jul 8, 2016

This week on The PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast, Kyle updates his psadmin-plus project, Duncan Davies shares an “Oh No!” story, Dan talks about some custom Puppet modules he wrote, and we talk about Elasticsearch’s 8.55.10 release.

 

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Jul 1, 2016

This week on the podcast, Dan uses an M&M analogy for network security, Kyle asks about SYS databases with the DPK, and we discuss if there are too many technologies used with the DPKs.

 

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Jun 24, 2016

This week Kyle and Dan discuss the Diagnostic Plugin Framework, sourcing environment variables for PeopleTools, Kyle’s great new psadmin-plus project. Also, we find out who it a c:\temp person and who is a Desktop person.

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Jun 17, 2016

This week on The PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast, we discuss various ways to manage environment variables and a great package from Chris Malek to use with JSON files. Then we dig into using Puppet with PeopleTools 8.55 and how you can extend the DPK’s with your Puppet modules.

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Jun 10, 2016

This week Dan gives a recap of the spring Upper Midwest Regional User Group meeting. The talks and roundtable discussions were great and we learned why PS_CUST_APP_HOME is gone in 8.55. Kyle and Dan also discuss IB development and the need for better App Class documentation.

 

Show Notes

  • Fun Twitter Accounts @ :30 
  • Inconsistent Fluid Nav @ 3:45
  • IB Development @ 6:30 
    • Helper Classes and JavaDoc
    • HCR_PUBLICATION_RULES:PersonBasicPublication
    • Undocumented App Class - %metadata
  • Kyle’s Oh No! Story @ 13:30
  • UMRUG Recap @ 20:00 
    • New Development Tools Talk and Supplemental Data
    • NativeOS DPK Image upgrades
    • Security Automation Tool
    • Interface Data Stores
    • QAS for interfaces
    • PeopleTools/PUM Support
    • 8.56 - PT Patching will support Continuous Delivery
    • 8.56 Release date?
    • Refresh Script strategies
    • PS_CUST_APP_HOME Answers
    • Data Masking
  • PeopleTools 8.55 Certifications @ 49:00
  • Custom Type and Resources for Puppet? @ 53:00 
    • pt_deploy and pt_config
  • SUSE Linux Support @ 55:00
  • 8.55 PT Upgrade Panel @ 57:00
Jun 3, 2016

This week on the podcast, we share a new trace analyzer tool, a great tip for managing Oracle Client versions, a fun game to learn VIM, and discovering the Oracle Cloud Migration DPK. Then we go in depth on the new features (and bugs) with Change Assistant 8.55.

We want to make this podcast part of the community discussion on PeopleSoft administration. If you have comments, feedback, or topics you'd like us to talk about, we want to hear from you! You can email us at podcast@psadmin.io, tweet us at @psa_io, or use the Twitter hashtag #psadminpodcast.

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May 27, 2016

Karl Arao joins us this week to talk about Exadata. Karl gives a great introduction to Exadata and explains how it can benefit PeopleSoft applications.

Show Notes

  • Introduction to Exadata @ 2:00
  • Indexes @ 13:30
  • Migrating to an Exadata @15:30
  • Upgrading to 12c with Exadata @ 24:00
  • Value of Exadata @ 29:00
  • Exadata and PeopleSoft @ 34:00
  • Patching Exadata @ 37:00

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May 20, 2016

This week Graham Smith joins us to talk about the PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture, the future of PeopleSoft and how the PeopleSoft Administrator role is changing.

Show Notes

  • SQL Server/Windows @ 3:00
  • Reaction to Changes in PeopleSoft @ 8:00
  • PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture @ 12:00
  • Why the PCA? @ 30:30
  • Graham’s Predictions about PeopleSoft @ 35:00
  • How the PS Admin role is changing @ 43:30
May 13, 2016

Dan and Kyle talk about tabs versus spaces, Kyle’s File Attachment migration, and three new segments we’re adding to the show. Then Dan discusses his recent DPK successes and DPK shortcomings from his PeopleTools 8.55 upgrade.

Show Notes

  • Date “T” trick @ 2:00
  • Tabbing Personalization @ 4:00
  • Vim casts.org @ 8:30
  • tabs v. spaces @ 13:45
  • Kyle's File Attachment migration @ 16:00
  • Three new segments @ 35:00 
    • Oh No! Stories
    • How do you do it?
    • Adventures in MOS
    • Leave a voice mail with your story: 1-810-772-4654 ( or 1-810-psaio-54)
  • How you do it: Managing SQL files @ 41:00
  • Dan shares his DPK successes and shortcomings @ 46:00

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May 6, 2016

Dan and Kyle talk about the a recent update in the PeopleSoftsearch replacement, a new tool to give you a 360 view of yourapplication, and then we talk about changes in the PeopleToolsPerformance Guidelines document.

 

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Apr 29, 2016

This week we talk about HR Image 17, the new Security Automation tool, and share some comments from David Kurtz about PeopleSoft on 12c. Then, Kyle dives into WebLogic Servlet Filters and shares how filters can be used with PeopleSoft.

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Apr 22, 2016

This week Dan talks about using a PS_APP_PATCH_HOME environment variable, Kyle discusses PeopleSoft features that require Windows servers and then we give an introduction to Elasticsearch.

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Apr 15, 2016

Dan and Kyle discuss the new Ubuntu Bash shell for Windows 10, our plans to upgrade to Oracle 12c and introduce the new psadmin.io Community. We complete our interview with David Kurtz and talk about tuning the app server.

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Apr 8, 2016

This week David Kurtz joins us again to talk about the application server. David get's into the details on how the application server works. Dan and Kyle also discuss a proposal for Control-J information on mobile devices and Fluid pages.

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