OpenWorld Session Teaser October 22, 2015Posted by Duncan in SelectiveAdoption, Strategy, TW.
As a teaser to the session that Mark Thomas and myself are presenting on Selective Adoption at OpenWorld next week, here’s a slide showing why Selective Adoption is important for so many clients:
By virtue of such a high proportion of clients upgrading to 9.2 already, Selective Adoption is impacting a huge number of customers.
Come to Mark’s and my session at 9:30am on Thursday to find out the adjustments that you need to make to ensure that you get the biggest benefits from the Selective Adoption functionality.
Come to our session, PeopleSoft Selective Adoption Experiences from the Front Line [CON7071], and find out what you can do.
Cedar’s Selective Adoption Event recap October 5, 2015Posted by Duncan in Cedar, SelectiveAdoption, TW.
A week or so back Cedar held a free Selective Adoption event for clients and friends. The idea behind the event was to help those on 9.2 already to make the most of what Selective Adoption can offer, and to show those that are yet to make the step to 9.2 what the future could look like.
The event went really well. Jeff Robbins opened the proceedings, giving an overview of the technology and what the roadmap looks like. Then Graham Smith and I did a couple of slots each on how the process works, what you need to get the technology up and running, the huge value it can bring, and the areas that you should do yourself versus the ones where it’s cheaper to get help.
After the event we all decamped to a nearby pub for less formal chat. It was really great to see that some clients still wanted more however. Happily, Graham was able to do a live demo from the middle of the pub, showing that we can ‘walk the walk’ as well as talking about it …
Faster Download of PeopleSoft Images April 15, 2015Posted by Duncan in SelectiveAdoption, TW.
With the advent of Selective Adoption, many more people will be downloading the huge PeopleSoft Images every 10 weeks or so. They’re large (circa 35GB) and that’s going to take a while even with a decent connection.
What makes matters worse is that the default method (clicking the Download All button) runs the downloads in serial. Even on a 1MB/sec connection that’s going to take ~10 hours to download all 35GB.
In addition, the download seems to be throttled somewhat, I’m not sure why. The speed reported in the above window varied wildly between 100KB/s and 500KB/s. Even at the top end of that range, only downloading one at a time it’s going to take almost 24 hours for the complete set.
An alternative is to run the downloads in parallel. Instead of clicking Download All, click WGET Options and download the script instead. After a little modification so that it ran on Windows I was able to run 4 copies of the script side-by-side, giving gains not only by downloading in parallel, but the downloads ran faster too:
You can click for a bigger version, but basically the screenshot is of four downloads with a combined download speed of over 4MB/s! All downloads completed in a touch over 2 hours (and this is on a home broadband connection).