PeopleSoft Update Manager(PUM) - Create PeopleSoft Environment using PeopleSoft Image:
Oracle has changed the way all maintenance and functionality is being delivered starting in PeopleSoft 9.2 using the new PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM). The PeopleSoft Image(PI) for your application is released on a published schedule and is cumulative. Only the most current PI will be available at any given time and it will provide all the cumulative updates you need.
The PeopleSoft Update Manager PIA Application was delivered starting with PeopleTools 8.53 as part of the Lifecycle Management suite of tools. The PeopleSoft Update Manager PIA Application and the PI work together: the PI contains the updates, and the PeopleSoft Update Manager PIA Application is the search tool and custom change package definition generator. PeopleSoft Change Assistant orchestrates the entire process flow. Change Assistant is the tool used to analyze and compare changes, apply the changed objects to your environment, add your customizations, and generate custom change packages.
Below article guides you to create a virtual PeopleSoft environment using PeopleSoft Image which is much needed from PeopleSoft 9.2 applications.
1. Download PeopleSoft Image for the Application we need using below Doc ID from Oracle Support.
PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) Home Page (Doc ID 1641843.2)
I have downloaded the latest FSCM Image 9.2.011 from the FSCM Update Image Home page.
2. Install virtual box software for windows 64 bit downloaded from www.virtualbox.org on your windows host computer.
3. Hardware requirements : Windows host where we install virtual box software must be a 64-bit stand-alone windows machine and it cannot be another virtual machine. The PeopleSoft VirtualBox appliance requires a minimum of 6 GB available RAM to run a PI and it requires 150 GB of free disk space to initialize the virtual appliance.
4. Extract and merge the downloaded PeopleSoft Image to create Oracle Virtual Appliance(OVA) file.
It can be done in two ways. Either run the batch file which is in the first zip file from the downloaded files or manually extract the zip files one by one and merge the files and create Oracle Virtual Appliance using command line like below.
copy /b FSCM-920-UPD-011_OVA_1of11+FSCM-920-UPD-011_OVA_2of11+FSCM-920-UPD-011_OVA_3of11+FSCM-920-UPD-011_OVA_4of11+FSCM-920-UPD-011_OVA_5of11+FSCM-920-UPD-011_OVA_6of11+FSCM-920-UPD-011_OVA_7of11+FSCM-920-UPD-011_OVA_8of11+FSCM-920-UPD-011_OVA_9of11+FSCM-920-UPD-011_OVA_10of11+FSCM-920-UPD-011_OVA_11of11 FSCM-920-UPD-011.OVA
5. Importing OVA into Virtual Box.
Launch virtual box software installed in step no. 2 and navigate to File -> Import Appliance and choose the OVA file created in the previous step.
Click Next and you can change the Virtual disk image paths, if you would like in order to place the virtual image files in a different path other than the default directory.
Click on Import and wait for the virtual image files to be created and imported into the virtual box.
Here you can see the virtual image is uploaded and the instance is in powered off mode.
Check the Network settings and make sure it is set to the right option based on your requirement before you start the virtual instance. I set it as Host-only Adapter because i dont need the virtual environment to be accessed outside of this host computer. For Enterprise installations, typically you will choose bridged adapter to enable the environment to be the accessed across the enterprise network.
6. Starting Virtual Envrironment.
Select the virtual Image uploaded and click on Start to start the virtual environment.
Enter Y to proceed and enter the unix password which is required later to login to linux server.
There are two types of network configuration namely Dynamic and Static. Choosing Dnyamic option will genearate its own IP address and it is preferred, only when you create a temporary environment like this. If we need an environment to be used for long term, choose N in the below screen and it will prompt you to enter Static IP address, Subnet mask and gateway details. Your Organization's network team would be able to assign an IP address in the network and you can choose that IP address to proceed with the installation. They can also assign a dns name for the IP address they have created and you should be able to access the virtual environment using that dns name across the enterprise.
Follow the screen and provide all the neccessary details like database name, connect password etc.
It automatically installs the database and all the necessary peoplesoft components. It will also install SES if you choose Y, when it prompts. I have skipped SES for this installation by choosing N.
Successfully logged into the PeopleSoft environment created using the PeopleSoft Image. This PeopleSoft environment can be used as demo environment or as a source for the upgrade and to apply patches using Change Assistant.