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Moving PeopleSoft Config between Environments April 12, 2007

Posted by Duncan in Administration, Data Mover, PeopleSoft.
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During PeopleSoft implementations it’s a fairly common task to need to move Configuration (i.e. setup data) between environments. Larger implementations may even have a separate Config environment which serves as the master for config data, and from where you’d need to migrate out config into other environments on a regular basis.

There are a number of tools you could use to achieve this, be it data mover, raw SQL or even an SQR or App Engine. All of these would need to be custom written. An alternative solution is to use the Manage Configuration Set functionality. It’s a delivered component (at least on more recent versions of the Application) that lets you choose the modules you wish to export config for, and it builds the DMS files (Data Mover Scripts) for you.


Get up and running with the Tuxedo Administration Console April 2, 2007

Posted by Duncan in Administration, Infrastructure, PeopleSoft, PS Admin, Tuxedo.
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I think I’ve stumbled across a better way of remotely administering servers than using remote control software and PSADMIN. There’s a tool called the ‘Tuxedo Administration Console’ (or sometimes ‘WebGUI’) which does the job also.

It looks like this:

Tuxedo Admin Console

Once you’ve done a little bit of config (no more than 15 minutes, and it’s just config, there’s nothing additional to install) you just point the web browser on your client PC to a URL and it loads up the above screen.

You drop down the Domain menu to choose which App Server or Process Scheduler to administer, then use it to start and stop the domain, or you can do individual processes if you prefer. (For example, on my current client site we have a developer who frequently hangs the domain by using all of the PSAPPSERV processes during debugging. Using this tool, we could change the Max App Servers setting and then boot a couple of extra App Servers, all in a few clicks and without rebooting the domain.)