Thursday, May 25, 2017

VirtualBox PUM Image PIA not running due to lack of space

I have been running a new VirtualBox HR PUM Image for several weeks. I've recently been unable to login into the image even though it appears to be running. I ran across an article on MOS that talked about the disk becoming full and that was my problem.

Over time you will have log and core files that will build up and not allow the PIA and other processes to start due to a lack of space for the log files. You can log in to the Image as the root user and run the "df -k" command to view available space.

The solution is to remove core dump files (core.*), trace files, log files and cache files from
the directories. I removed all of these files from the following directories:


I restarted the Image after I removed these files and the Application Server and PIA domain started normally. I use an FTP client to connect to the PUM Image.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Unified Navigation in PeopleTools 8.55

I recently installed Unified Navigation in a 8.55 fluid environment. I installed the workcenter from the latest IH PUM Image (Doc ID 1641843.2). Here are some import/export DMS scripts and a App Designer project to help in migrating this to your environment. Big thanks to Simon Chiu for assistance with the Unified Nav functionality.

1) Run your export script (Click here to download) in IH PUM Image 3 to create the DAT file
2) Run the import script (Click here to download) in your IH environment to import the workcenter and activity guide
3) Copy the app designer project (Click here to download) into your IH environment
4) Bounce your app/web server for changes to take effect
5) From the Navigator menu go to Portal Administration->Unified Navigation Workcenter
    -Note: You might have to add the Portal security role to your security if you get an error          

Friday, January 13, 2017 Deployment Package course

Dan Iverson has put together a new course on the PeopleSoft DPK. He does a very nice job explaining how to build out a PeopleSoft infrastructure. DPK course

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Heap Size for Change Assistant

My use of Change Assistant has increased while doing regular PUM updates in 9.2 environments. I've recently realized how to change the heap size for the Change Assistant and have seen improvement in performance. In my case I set the maximum heap size to 2048. Here's how I did it.

1) Right click on the CA desktop shortcut and choose Properties
2) In the Target text box append -Xmx2048m to the end. It will look like this:

Thursday, June 16, 2016

I've recently discovered a very cool community PeopleSoft resource. It's called (  Dan Iverson and Kyle Benson do a great job of podcasts pertaining to all things PeopleSoft. There is even a quickstart DPKcourse as well as a community forum. I would encourage everyone to check it out.

Tools 8.55 Change Assistant improvements

The last PUM upgrade I did using the new Change Assistant in tools 8.55. I discovered a couple new features that I really like with this version:

1) The ability to have multiple versions of CA installed. The setup program will now prompt if you want to replace or install a new version. This is nice because you will no longer have to have different versions on different machines

2)The ability to export and import configuration settings. Once you have environments setup in one CA instance you can create a zip file and then reimport those later or use with a different version.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Installing PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 Image 16 on VirtualBox Part 1

This is the first HCM image PeopleSoft has delivered on PeopleTools 8.55. This image also uses Deployment Packages (DPK). The DPK contains all required software (database, application server, web server and client software), pre-installed and patched. I will detail my installation steps:

1    1)Navigate to the Oracle PUM HCM homepage (Doc ID 1641843.2) and download the VirtualBox image files into a directory on your local computer.

      2) Unzip the first file This will create a setup folder in the same directory.

3    3) You will now need to run the Powershell script, psft-dpk-setup.ps1 located in the setup folder.
      4)Open the Powershell program and navigate to the setup folder. (In my case it was E:\VirtualMachines\HCMPI016).

      5) Run the script ./psft-dpk-setup.ps1. In some cases you may have to run the following command,Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted, if you receive an error when trying to run the script. The script will extract all the files and then prompt for options

      6)The script will prompt for more options and then automatically start VirtualBox and continue installation.

      7) Enter the root password – This will be used later

     8) If you enter a hostname, use lowercase.

      9)  Once the DPKs are extracted the database, web server, application server and samba share will be configured and the process will be complete.

1    10)You can log in as the root user and type ifconfig to confirm your IP Address

     11) You can now navigate to the URL using your browser.

VirtualBox PUM Image PIA not running due to lack of space

I have been running a new VirtualBox HR PUM Image for several weeks. I've recently been unable to login into the image even though it ap...