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've been working as an Oracle database administrator and PeopleSoft administrator since 1994. I'm very interested in Oracle performance tuning.
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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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