Oracle VM Templates: Oracle PeopleSoft Portal Solutions 9.1 and PeopleTools 8.50.09 (64-bit only)


Continuing our delivery of Oracle VM Templates for PeopleSoft we have a new addition to the Oracle VM Templates site, the availability of PeopleSoft Portal Solutions 9.1 and PeopleTools 8.50 virtual machines. The PeopleSoft Enteprise Portal product is delivered as part of Portal Solutions 9.1.

In advance of the Oracle VM page being updated on OTN, here are the important details:

This fully functional PeopleSoft OVM environment is deployed as two VMs. These VMs are built from two separate templates :
  • Application Database
  • PIA and AppBatch

Oracle E-Delivery Instructions:
Visit edelivery.oracle.com/oraclevm
Complete your registration information (Name, Company Name, Email Address and Country) and click on the download agreement
Select "Oracle VM Templates" from the "Select a Product Pack" pull-down menu
Select "x86 64 bit" from the "Platform" pull-down menu
Click "Go" and then select from the list of Oracle VM Templates
PeopleSoft VM Templates for PS 9.1 Release Media Pack for x86_64 (64 bit)
Download and unzip the files and read the readme

There is a new White Paper and new Installation Instructions.

White Paper OVM White Paper 2010

Here's the link to the OVM for Portal 9.1 install guide on My Oracle Supprt (login required): DocID=1138633.1
Here's the link for the install guide on OTN: Install Guide

We are continuing to use the community landing page to encourage community interaction and discussion:
Community Support Resources wiki

As with the the previous HCM template, there are support considerations of which you should be aware:

If you have any issues, please check the Wiki and discussion forums first. Someone may have already resolved a issue similar to yours, and your posted issue will help the community.
If you have no product licenses
Your only support option is in the community, based on the Wiki and discussion forums.
If you only have a PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal license
You can call your normal support number or raise an SR through My Oracle Support, but if you or the PeopleSoft GSC analyst determine the issue is with the Oracle DB or Oracle Enterprise Linux or Oracle VM, your only support option is in the community, based on the Wiki and discussion forums.
If you only have an Oracle DB license
You can call your normal support number or raise an SR through My Oracle Support, but if you or the Oracle DB analyst determine the issue is with the PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal or Oracle Enterprise Linux or Oracle VM, your only support option is in the community, based on the Wiki and discussion forums.
If you only have an Oracle VM and/or Oracle Enterprise Linux license
You can call your normal support number or raise an SR through My Oracle Support, but if you or the Oracle Linux analyst determine the issue is with the PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal or Oracle DB, your only support option is in the community, based on the Wiki and discussion forums.
If you have licensed PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal, Oracle DB and Oracle Enterprise Linux/Oracle VM, then Oracle support will manage the Service Request, whatever support number you normally call.


If you intend to use the PeopleSoft OVM Templates in production use:
  • Purchase support for Oracle Unbreakable Linux and Oracle VM
  • Purchase license/support for Oracle DB
  • Purchase license/support for Oracle PeopleSoft - please contact Oracle Direct at 1-800-672-2531 (press option 7), or see Oracle Price Lists for available PeopleSoft products.


Please download the new templates, join the community and contribute your experience.


Comments:

I believe that while these VM templates are only available for OVM platform they will have limited takeup as a demo or trial of PeopleTools. Customers don't want to go to the trouble of finding several bits of server kit (assuming you have "kit" anymore - many shops are already fully virtualised (and not on OVM)) and get their heads around the OVM platform. If a PeopleSoft customer wanted the latest release it would be easier and quicker to install everything from scratch or go to an Oracle partner offering such a service.

Oracle should not see this as a marketing opportunity to get OVM into shops. My company is already 100% VMware and so a) have no spare hardware for running OVM and b) do not want the overhead of another virtual platform to manage. We therefore cannot use the templates even though I want to.

Provisioning a PeopleSoft instance on the cloud or providing a single combined server VM (web. app, batch and DB) on both OVM, VirtualBox and VMWare would be a hard to beat offering from Oracle to help it's customers evaluate new releases and prepare for upgrades. (These guys have done it for OpenSource products - http://www.jumpbox.com/app/joomla16)

regards
Graham

Posted by Graham on July 20, 2010 at 09:23 PM PDT #

ORACLE VM TEMPLATES need some time to make aware of its use to people and demand in the market.

Rajesh Shah

Posted by Ubuntu Linux Geek on July 28, 2010 at 12:54 PM PDT #

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