Apurva Tripathi

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Apurva is a PeopleSoft consultant and a big advocate of everything PeopleSoft. He is also a technology enthusiast and loves learning and implementing newer and open source technologies. He spends his spare time updating this blog and likes to read books on self help and productivity.

How Does PeopleSoft Identify & Present According to your Device

In old days when the PeopleSoft application was non-responsive i.e. it was supported only for desktop/laptop computers, it was okay for us to open a PeopleSoft session in our smartphones and deal with regular finger zoom in-outs to carry the work we intended to. With the PeopleSoft application becoming Fluid capable and responsive, this task […]

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What is JoltPooling?

PeopleSoft uses a middleware, Oracle Tuxedo to manage transactions between the application server and the database. PeopleSoft also uses Oracle Jolt for communication between PeopleSoft application server and the web server. When you install Tuxedo, Jolt gets installed by default and both, Tuxedo and Jolt are the required elements of the PeopleSoft application server. The PeopleSoft […]

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Understanding Weblogic Memory Allocation, Heap Size & Garbage Collection

Quick Navigation Brief Background of JavaWhat is JVM?Memory ManagementHeapGarbage CollectionSetting the Heap SizeHeap Size in Elasticsearch Those who’ve worked with PeopleSoft application for long will remember days when PeopleSoft application performance issues were a common occurrence. Hardware and software technology strides in the recent years have made PeopleSoft performance issues a thing of the past. […]

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How to Install & Configure PeopleTools 8.56 Midtier Using DPKs

Before PeopleSoft DPKs, it took a lot of time to install the needful software and deploy and configure PS_HOME, app, web and batch domains. Not only you had to download several software and run through different types of installation for each but you had to then spend time configuring them. PeopleSoft PeopleTools DPKs make all this […]

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How to Install PeopleTools 8.56 Midtier Using DPKs

Before PeopleSoft DPKs, it took a lot of time to install the needful software and then subsequently deploy and configure PS_HOME, app, web and batch domains. Not only you had to download several software and run through different types of installation for each but you had to then spend time configuring them. PeopleSoft PeopleTools DPKs make […]

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Application Server Load Balancing & Failover

Quick Navigation What is High AvailabilityWhat is Application Clustering?High Availability, Clustering, Load Balancing and Failover in PeopleSoftLoad Balancing and FailoverWeighted Load BalancingStrict Failover with Load BalancingSequential Failover with Load Balancing What is High AvailabilityHigh availability is a computing concept whereby a user’s request does so with the utmost reliability, by using built-in failover mechanisms that mitigate […]

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Cryptojacked PeopleSoft Instances

Cryptojack, a recently coined verb that is not in the dictionaries yet but may soon find its place! The word Cryptojack has been derived from the word hijack, which as per dictionary means: to force someone to give you control of a vehicle, aircraft, or ship that is in the middle of a trip. Someone who hijacks someone else’s ideas or plans uses those ideas and claims to have created them. Several real life incidents […]

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How to Enable Dynamic Configuration Reload in Webserver

The configuration.properties file contains a variable called psserver, which is used to provide application server name and the jolt port number so that the web domain can connect with the application server. For a long time, any change to this variable needed restart of the PIA. However, quite a few years back, Oracle introduced another […]

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PeopleTools 8.56: Installing Oracle Weblogic 12c

Oracle Weblogic 12.2.1 for PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.56 is certified to work with Windows 2012, 2012 R2, Oracle Linux 6, 7, RHEL 6, 7, IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2 and HP-Unix 11.31. PeopleTools 8.56 supports Java 8 enabled 64-bit Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1. Before you can install Oracle Weblogic 12.2.1, you must have operating-system specific Java Developers […]

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PeopleTools 8.56: How to Install PeopleTools 8.56

Oracle finally released the latest version of PeopleTools i.e. PeopleTools 8.56 on June 90, 2017. The biggest feature of PeopleTools 8.56 is Elasticsearch, which was released ahead of schedule in PeopleTools 8.55.11 itself. Apart from Elasticsearch, there are some nice features likes Classic+, which we’ll explore in upcoming posts. This post is to help you install […]

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How to Install PowerShell on Oracle Linux, RHEL and CentOS

Windows PowerShell is getting more common now-a-days with Oracle PeopleSoft DPKs needing you to run PowerShell scripts. In fact, it is not just limited to PeopleSoft – it is pretty common with Administrators, who manage Linux, Windows and networked clients. Way back in 2001, ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer branded Linux “a cancer” during the height […]

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How to Manually Install Elasticsearch on Linux

Continuing with the topic of manually installing Elasticsearch, we first covered the need for manual install and performed manual install of Elasticsearch on Windows and in this post, we’ll cover installation of Elasticsearch on Linux. There have been two options to download Elasticsearch, one via Oracle Cloud and another one via My Oracle Support. Unfortunately […]

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