PeopleSoft PeopleTools version 8.58 is generally available to run on Oracle Cloud. If this is good news to you, there is more – it’s even easier now to upgrade to the latest version of the PeopleTools using PeopleSoft Cloud Manager.
This blog post outlines the steps to get PeopleTools 8.58.01 and run it or upgrade an older version through the Cloud Manager.
There’s probably a pretty good chance that this is the first time you may be hearing about PeopleSoft Cloud Manager. If so, don’t worry; just follow the steps in this blog to get your PeopleTools version upgraded.
As a first step, get an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) account.
Install the Cloud Manager Image 10 (CM 10) onto that account.
Post-installation, use CM 10 to download the 8.58.01 DPKs into the Cloud Manager Repository.
Use CM 10 to upgrade a PUM image from 8.57 to 8.58 using the downloaded DPKs. If you’ve been through a PeopleTools upgrade before, you’ll be amazed to see how the CM 10 automates this process!
The steps outlined below assume that you are new to OCI and Cloud Manager. If you are already familiar with Cloud Manager and have a Cloud Manager instance running in your tenancy, then update your Cloud Manager instance using Interaction Hub Image 10 as described in the Cloud Manager online help and go to Step 4 listed below.
Step 1: Get your Oracle Cloud trial account. If you are new to OCI and PeopleSoft Cloud Manager, then please go through all links below to help you get started quickly.
Using the Oracle Cloud link given above, request fa free account that will give you access to all Oracle Cloud services up to 3500 hours or USD 300 free credits (available in select countries and limited validity). When your request is processed, you will be provisioned a tenancy in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle will send you a Welcome email with instructions for signing in to the console for the first time. There is no charge unless you choose to Upgrade to Paid from My Services in the console.
Step 2: Set up your OCI tenancy by creating users, policies, and networks. Refer to the OCI documentation here for details or get a quick overview of this blog post. After this step, you will have your tenancy ready to deploy PeopleSoft Cloud Manager.
Step 3: Install and configure PeopleSoft Cloud Manager. As part of this step, you will:
Install the Cloud Manager instance using Resource Manager
Configure Cloud Manager settings
Set up a file server on File Storage service (FSS) to use as a repository
Follow the Cloud Manager installation documentation here.
Step 4: Subscribe to download channels. The PeopleTools 8.58 download channel is now available under the unsubscribed channel list. Navigate to Dashboard ® Repository ® Download Subscriptions. Click on the Unsubscribed Tab. Subscribe to the new Tools_858_Linux, Tools_858_Windows channel using the related Actions menu. Also subscribe to any application download channels, for example, HCM_92_Linux. Downloading the new PeopleTools version takes a while.
Wait for the status to indicate ‘Success.’
Step 5: Provision of a demo environment using PUM full tier topology.
Create a new environment template to deploy an application that you downloaded in Step 4. Use the provided PUM full tier topology in the template. Using this newly created template, provision a new environment. If you already have a PUM environment deployed through Cloud Manager, then you can skip this step.
Step 6: After the environment is provisioned, navigate to My Environment Details > Upgrade PeopleTools. On the right pane, you’ll have an option to select the PeopleTools 8.58 version that you have downloaded. Select the PeopleTools version that you want to evaluate. Click Upgrade to begin the upgrade process. By default, the Auto Select Windows client for upgrade is set to Yes.
You’ll be able to view the job details and the steps running on the same page by clicking the upgrade job status link.
Once the process is completed, the status reflects ‘Completed’ as shown on the screen. You may probably end up waiting for a few hours for the system to upgrade successfully.
PeopleTools upgrade is now complete. Sign in to the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture (PIA) for the upgraded environment to evaluate the new features in PeopleTools 8.58.
For more information on PeopleTools 8.58 and Cloud Manager Image 10, go to PeopleSoft Hosted Online help.
We hope this helped you to upgrade easily to 8.58.01. If you still have questions, please contact Oracle Support.