PeopleSoft 8.x Architecture: Installing & Configuring

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College

PeopleSoft 8.x

Architecture: Installing &
Configuring

Or

“What I wish I knew

a year ago!”

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College

PS Architecture

Installing & Configuring

Who / What / Where

Planning

For

Installation

(a bit) about Architecture

Choices for Installation

Using “EZ Method”


(a lifesaver for your DBA)

Software & Configuration Files


Some

Differences between 8.1 & 8.4

Tips & Tricks

/
Lessons Learned


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State

College

“Who” We Are


Part of Consortium


Salisbury University


Frostburg State University


University of Maryland Eastern Shore


Coppin State College


USM Service Center


With Additional Assistance of



University of Baltimore


& Others …..

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Where We Are / What We Have Done


Coppin Go Live:

Jan 2003

-

HR

Jul 2003

-

FM

Jul 2003

-

CR

Oct 2003

-

SA


HR


Patches applied as


“group projects”


from SU


FM


Design Database


at FSU



Setup


6+ 8.1 Environ


3 8.4 Environ


Accomplished


3 8.1 Environ


in 3+ Weeks


SA/HR Databases



PRD

DEV


TST

CNV


PCH


QA


TMP


TRN


SYS

DMO


TMP

IDP


Show

Instances

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Planning

For



PS Sizing Help


PS Pre
-
Installation
Checklist


PS Training Classes


Server Administration


PeopleTools 1 & 2


Data Management
Tools


Security


Docs from PS Web


Install Checklist


Current Install Rqmts.
For Environment


Install Manual


Supplements for
Application


Required Patches

for Install


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(a bit) about Architecture 8.x




Users
-

Web Based


Developers


2/3 Tier


Server Architecture



Web


Application


Database


File


Batch


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PeopleSoft Servers

#1 User Connects
via Browser

#2 Web Server
Connects with Jolt

#3 Application
Server Connects
with SQL

#4 Database Server

#1 Developer
Connects 2 or 3 Tier

#2 Database Server

OR

#2 Application Server

#3 Database Server

OR

PS 8 vs PS 7

Users can NOT Connect 2 tier.

Must have Application Svr

-

HEART of Environment
-

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PeopleSoft
“Puzzle”


File

Server

HTTP

JOLT

SQL

Batch

Server

Certified

Browser

WebLogic

Tuxedo

DB Client

DB Client

CBL Compiler

DB S/W

Tuxedo

Configure PIA

Configure App Server

Restore/Build DBs

Configure Proc Schd

PS_HOME

PS_HOME

PS_HOME

PS_HOME

PS 8.1 vs PS 8.4

8.1 PS_Home Same Contents all SVRS

8.4 PS_Home Contents specific to SVR
Function

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Scenarios for Environment Setup


Vendor Install


Follows the Manual


Runs Scripts (PS)

to Load Database


“Certifiable”


Tasks remaining


Backup Database

& Servers


Document your Setup


Make Additional DBs &
AppSvr


Establish Other Environ



“EZ Method



Install/Configure
Software


Backup & Restore
Database(s)


Copy PS_HOME (as
needed)


Configure Files


“Turn On” & Test




$25K

2 Weeks

Half Done !

Learning Experience

Less Time

All Done!

How to accomplish
the EZ method?

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Existing DEV

Desired TST

“EZ

Method”

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Tuxedo

DB Client

RDBMS

Tuxedo


DB Client

CBL Compiler

Backup &

Restore DB

Weblogic

Copy

APP SVR.
PS_Home

Copy

PRCS SCH

PS_Home

Copy

PS_HOME

Copy PS_HOME

& Weblogic Folders

Configure

Configure

Run PIA
Configure “Site”

Applying the

“EZ Method”

#1 Install Software

#2 Backup & Restore DB(s)

#3 Copy Directories

#4 Configure

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Configuration Files

Server

File(s)

Definition

App

psappsrv.cfg

Catchall configuration file

entire collection values for
application server domain


Batch

psprcs.cfg

Catchall configuration file

Process Scheduler server
for a specific database


Web

configuration.properties

weblogic.properties

Environment specific

Overall WebLogic
Properties

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App. & Batch Server

Directory Structure

Multiple ‘Logical’ App. Servers

On 1 Physical Server

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App. & Batch Server (cont.)

Single App. Server Dir Expanded.

psappsrv.cfg

File for this Logical App Svr

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Web Server Directory Structure

Single Web Site Config. Directory

configuration.properties

file for
this Site

Multiple ‘Logical’ Web Sites

On 1 Physical Server

Two Directories for each Site

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Recap Multiple Environments


Install 1
st

Environment by the Book!


Protect Yourself


Backup / etc.


Install Additional Environ with “EZ Method”


Install S/W


Backup / Restore DB


Copy PS_HOME


Configure

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Some

Differences between

PeopleTools 8.1 & 8.4


PeopleTools 8.1x


WebLogic


AppSvr Domain
Copy/Reconfigure
machine to machine


Directory Contents
same all Svrs


Still Many Tools 2
-
Tier



PeopleTools 8.4x


PIA


Must recreate Domain

on AppSvr Copy


Directory Structure
NOT same all Svrs


Most Tools Web
Based


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Tips & Tricks


Ghost

to establish Workstations/Laptops

(Can Ghost a Full PS Install)


Test all ‘Given’ Projects on a Separate DB



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Lessons Learned


Buy robust/like Workstations/Laptops

for Developers


Use Virus S/W on All PS Servers


Work out Sizing Carefully


Sizing





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Wrap Up


Questions ?


Lmcnair@coppin.edu


Cmiller@coppin.edu


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