How to Verify if PeopleTools Install was Unicode or Non-Unicode

When you install PeopleTools, you’re asked whether the database is Unicode or Non-Unicode. Many-a-times, people make an incorrect selection because of incorrect information they had (I’ve heard comments like “I thought the database is Unicode but it turned out that production database was created as Unicode but the development database was created as Non-Unicode.” There […]

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Database Setup Error – Character Length Semantics is not Enabled

During installation of PeopleTools with Oracle database, there is a common error, which occurs during the step of Database Setup. This error is Character Length Semantics (CLS) not Enabled. Character Length Semantics (CLS) is not enabled error occurs when you select the type of database as Unicode and then you’re prompted to select the type of PeopleSoft […]

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ORA-60019: Creating initial extent of size 14 in tablespace of extent size 13

During PeopleTools upgrade, there is a step to convert LONG datatypes to CLOB and BLOB. When using Oracle database, you may get this error: ORA-60019: Creatin g initial extent of size 14 in tablespace of extent size 13 The numbers associated with the extend size may change according to the tablespace involved in the DDL statement […]

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PeopleSoft PeopleTools DPK Installation Locations

When doing native PeopleSoft PeopleTools VCD installation – you had to install several software separately and provide several locations as input during the installation process. For example, you had to provide PS_HOME, JDK Home, Tuxedo Home etc. When carrying out PeopleSoft PeopleTools DPK installation, you would be asked to provide only the location of PeopleSoft […]

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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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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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How to find current status of PeopleSoft process scheduler

Process Scheduler plays an important role in PeopleSoft application by performing batch transactions & running processes and reports. Due to its significance in PeopleSoft architecture, availability of process scheduler become critical. Most of the organizations deploy multiple process scheduler to handle the requests. Still at times, process scheduler can behave erratically (specially when running on […]

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