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.

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 Availability High availability is a computing concept whereby a user’s request does so with the utmost reliability, by using built-in failover mechanisms that […]

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What is Load Balancing?

What is Load Balancing? Load balancing refers to efficiently distributing incoming web traffic across a group of backend servers. For example, if you have 4 web server domains supporting your production environment, you’d like to get equal distribution of web traffic amongst these servers for an optimal performance. Some of the popular load balancers include F5 […]

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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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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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How to Find if a Server is Virtual or Physical

Generally speaking most virtual environments are hardware virtualized. In many cases you can’t easily run another hardware virtualization layer inside of that. That is why some software require that the machine they run from – it has to be physical. So, sometimes you may have a need to find out if a server is virtual […]

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IM003: Specified driver could not be loaded due to system error 126: The specified module could not be found

You may get this error “IM003: Specified driver could not be loaded due to system error 126: The specified module could not be found” when trying to use Crystal in 2-tier mode. This error is likely a setup/configuration issue. There is a lot, which has changed lately w.r.t. using Crystal in PeopleSoft. Read this for […]

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