Quick documentation for new PeopleSoft DBAs

I did a quick survey of the latest PeopleSoft manuals to find a set of links to pass on to a couple of coworkers of mine that are interested in doing PeopleSoft DBA work so I thought I’d include the links in a post.  This might give a new PeopleSoft DBA some highlights without having to read the entire manual set.

This page has a nice picture of how the environments connect:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tgst/concept_UnderstandingthePeopleSoftTopology-827f9d.html

This is the top level URL for the PeopleTools 8.53 documentation:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/index.html

Another nice architecture diagram:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tgst/task_WebServer-827f33.html

Nice overview of application development using app designer:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tapd/task_PeopleSoftApplicationDesignerImplementation-0776f7.html

Yet another architecture diagram:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tprt/concept_PeopleSoftPureInternetArchitectureFundamentals-c071ce.html

More in depth view of app server and its processes:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tprt/concept_ApplicationServers-c071d0.html

Web server with discussion of servlets and jolt:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tprt/concept_WebServer-c071dc.html

Nice overview of datamover commands:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tadm/concept_UnderstandingDataMoverScripts-077b05.html

Datamover basics

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tadm/task_CreatingandRunningPeopleSoftDataMoverScripts-077af9.html

Nice explanation of Oracle connections from PeopleSoft:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tadm/task_MonitoringPeopleSoftDatabaseConnections-077989.html

Good to know but not very clear explanation:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tsec/concept_PeopleSoftAuthorizationIDs-c07669.html

Important to know but not very clear:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tsec/concept_PeopleSoftSignIn-c0766f.html

PS_HOME versus PS_CFG_HOME

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tsvt/concept_UnderstandingPS_HOMEandPS_CFG_HOME-eb7ece.html

Starting psadmin

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tsvt/task_StartingPSADMIN-c07e6b.html

Nice run down of config files:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tsvt/task_UsingPSADMINConfigurationFiles-c07e7a.html

App server menu:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tsvt/task_UsingtheApplicationServerAdministrationMenu-c07e84.html

process scheduler menu:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tsvt/task_UsingtheProcessSchedulerMenu-c07ea3.html

web server menu – I don’t think I’ve ever used this:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41633_01/pt853pbh1/eng/pt/tsvt/task_UsingtheWebPIAServerMenu-1773ed.html

– Bobby

 

About Bobby

I live in Chandler, Arizona with my wife and three daughters. I work for US Foods, the second largest food distribution company in the United States. I have worked in the Information Technology field since 1989. I have a passion for Oracle database performance tuning because I enjoy challenging technical problems that require an understanding of computer science. I enjoy communicating with people about my work.
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2 Responses to Quick documentation for new PeopleSoft DBAs

  1. sunil says:

    hi bob, any quick documentation on performance monitoring tools/commands/analysis for peoplesoft, jolt and tuxedo !!?? thanks in advance.

    • Bobby says:

      Sorry that I did not reply earlier. I was on vacation over the holidays. PeopleSoft comes with a performance monitoring tool although we have it disabled because of the overhead. Mostly I use psadmin to look at the status of the app server so the documentation on psadmin would cover that.

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