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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 all this a cakewalk. With one command and a few inputs, you can install a complete PeopleSoft PeopleTools suite in one go. Of course, you can still do the native method but once you get used to the DPKs, it may not be enticing enough to do the native method any more.

This article will help you walk you through the steps of the installing the PeopleTools midtier using PeopleTools 8.56 DPKs on Windows. Using this option, you’ll be able to perform the following:

  • Install the software required for the mid-tier components such as Oracle Tuxedo, Oracle WebLogic, and Oracle database client.
  • Deplopy PS_HOME.

How to Deploy PT8.56 Midtier Using DPKs in PeopleTools 8.56

This post is to install the PT8.56 software and create PS_HOME only. If you’d like to configure the PS_CFG_HOME also and boot the app, web and batch domains, click here.

First thing you’d need is the DPK setup files. Download the PTools 8.56.01 DPKs from MOS or Oracle Delivery Cloud. The name of these files would be either like PEOPLETOOLS-WIN-8.56.xx_xofx or V870016-01_xofx.

Once downloaded, move all of them in one folder and unzip the first one (the one ending with Navigate to the unzipped directory and you’ll see a folder setup within which you’ll see the file: psft-dpk-setup.

Invoke the command prompt in admin mode and run the following command:

psft-dpk-setup.bat --env_type midtier --deploy_only

or you can use the command

psft-dpk-setup.bat --env_type midtier --deploy_only --deploy_type all

Run this setup script file and you’ll be prompted for only a few inputs like providing the location of PS_HOME,  confirming the database type etc. Earlier also you provided much more than these inputs because you have to provide locations of Tuxedo, Weblogic install etc. Now all these software get installed in a default location.

Once you run the command and you’ll see that in a matter of a few minutes, your PeopleTools 8.56 midtier gets installed and PS_HOME gets deployed.

install pt8.56 software and create ps_home using dpk

Typical outcome of such an install would be a directory with the following files:

ps_home with dpk

Full list of PeopleTools 8.56 DPK commands can be found here.

Apurva Tripathi