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Jumpstart Patch Application and Installs with PeopleTools Templates

Mark Hoernemann
Platform Strategy Manager

PeopleTools OVM templates provide a great way for customers
running current levels of PeopleTools to keep up to date with their PeopleTools
middle tiers.  The templates provide a simplified
method of rolling out new patches, allowing Oracle to bundle, patch, test and
deliver all the required middle tier components such as Java, WebLogic, Tuxedo
and the Oracle Linux operating system. Using
the pre-built templates eliminates the possibility of downloading the wrong
version, and/or missing a critical patch of one of the required
components. Templates also significantly
reduce the amount of time needed to locate, download, patch and test the
individual elements of a PeopleTools environment. For customers that need to customize, the
PeopleTools templates are a great starting point to create baseline custom templates.

PeopleSoft has produced middle tier templates with
PeopleTools patches since PT 8.53.03. 
These templates have been found on MyOracleSupport (MOS) Patches
and Updates
under the PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools product category.

Until now, all templates produced were available for
download.  Older templates include
components that may have become stale over time. To ensure that only current environments are
available, we now plan to make each patch level template available for no more
than six months. This will allow
customers enough time to download and use a template before environment
components become out-of-date. The use
of the patched templates allows customers to adopt PeopleTools maintenance
faster and reduce the risk of encountering known bugs and security issues.

Should older patches be required, they will still be
available via the traditional patching methods, in accordance with our
documented Patch
Policy
.

Secure Enterprise Search (SES) for PeopleSoft templates are
also made available on MOS. SES
templates are intended to be a ‘black box’ or ‘appliance’ installation. As such, only the most current level of an
SES template is available. This
appliance is compatible with all PeopleTools levels used with PeopleSoft 9.2
applications.

As new SES templates come out, they REPLACE the previous
version found on MOS.

For information on the PeopleTools middle tier templates for
Oracle Linux and Exalogic, SES templates and PeopleSoft update images, please
see Oracle’s
PeopleSoft Virtualization Products
.

Additional Information:
Oracle VM Templates for PeopleSoft White Paper
PeopleSoft Virtual Machine Templates for Exalogic Red Paper

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Comments ( 1 )
  • guest Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    Really informative post.


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