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Tolerance of slow App Server boot January 22, 2008

Posted by Duncan in Infrastructure, Oracle, PeopleSoft, PeopleTools, PS Admin, Tuxedo.
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In one of the more recent versions of Tools (8.49 is the first time I’ve noticed it, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been around in prior versions) I’ve noticed that occasionally the boot of an Application Server will fail with an error.

Booting admin processes ...
exec BBL -A :
CMDTUX_CAT:1863: INFO: Process ID=2636 Assume failed (timeout).

At the time of writing, there is nothing in Customer Connection for this, and a google search wasn’t particularly helpful either. So I had to resort to a technique from pre-Google days – i.e. work it out myself. Thankfully it wasn’t too difficult. (more…)

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.)

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