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Quick and easy way to install PeopleSoft Cloud Manager 10 using OCI Resource Manager

Rajesh Muthukrishnan
Product Manager

Using the powerful Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Resource Manager tool, the installation of the Cloud Manager is greatly simplified and can be done with fewer steps. You don’t have to run the configuration wizard (bootstrap script), or spend time in setting up your VCNs, Subnets, Gateways, jump hosts, and ports. These complex and often error-prone steps are taken care of by the Resource Manager process, which helps you, as a user, to focus on your business applications rather than worrying about the settings.

Before we get started with the setup steps:

  • If you are hearing about Cloud Manager for the first time, we have well-documented information to help you get started. Please go through the Cloud Manager information on the PeopleSoft Information Portal.
  • If you are an existing Cloud Manager user, you may want to upgrade to the latest version. If so, go to the Cloud Manager online documentation.

Now, read this blog post and follow the steps outlined for you to experience the ease with which you can install People Cloud Manager.

Step 1: Get an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) account.

If you have one already, great! If not, just create a Trial account.

Step 2: Search for Cloud Manager 10 in Oracle Marketplace, and click the Get App button.

Step 3: Select the OCI region where your account is hosted and sign in using OCI credentials.

Step 4: Choose the compartment where you want to install Cloud Manager, accept the terms, and then click Launch Stack.

 

 

Step 5: Create the Resource Manager stack.

Note. Before beginning this step, make sure you have the appropriate infrastructure resources available in your tenancy.

The Resource Manager pages will guide you to configure, apply the network settings and create the Cloud Manager instance.

  • Enter information about the stack, such as name, description, and compartment.
  • Enter user-specific details, such as availability domain, user OCID, SSH and API keys.
  • Enter information about the Cloud Manager environment, such as database name and passwords.

The password fields have validations in place to help you adhere to the required specifications as you create them.

 

 

  • Enter network information.

It is recommended to use the defaults in this page unless you want to have complete control of your network. Use the advanced network setting option in case you want to change ports, subnets and others.

 

 

  • Verify your settings on the summary page, and click Create to proceed.

Immediately, you will see that the Resource Manager triggers the instance creation in the OCI console, and you can view the instance creation logs.

Ideally, you should not see any errors pertaining to resource availability (VMs, stack space). In case you see such errors, just go back to the Create Stack page (Step 5) to edit your settings and choose the resources appropriately.

The last few lines of the logs include several useful values. The Output section displays the URLs of the Cloud Manager instance with their private IP, jump host details, ports and the necessary commands to set up an SSH tunnel and SOCKS proxy.

The CM URL has the following structure:

By default, the CM instance is created under a private Subnet, which doesn’t have a public IP address. You will have to access your instance through a jump host. The jump host has a public IP address, to which you can SSH and set up the tunnel to reach your CM instance. If you are interested in learning more about OCI Network architecture, see the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation.

After this step, the actual Cloud Manager configuration (bootstrap) process starts and you may have to wait for about an hour for your Cloud Manager instance to be accessible.

Step 6: Follow the information in the installation instructions to enable access to the Cloud Manager instance with the SOCKS proxy and tunnel commands.

Step 7: Use a browser of your choice to sign in to Cloud Manager with the user name and password you had set on the Create Stack pages (Step 5).

Congratulations, you have successfully installed Cloud Manager in your tenancy. This concludes the blog post and I hope it will aid you to install the Cloud Manager using Resource Manager. If you still have questions, contact Oracle Support or leave a comment below.

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