Month: February 2011

Fusion and PeopleSoft

I ran across Tim’s post on the Myth of Oracle Fusion.

I don’t have any insider information, but my view from PeopleSoft was somewhat different. When Oracle purchased PeopleSoft, that’s when I began first hearing about Fusion.

What scared me at the time was that Oracle might take the PeopleTools platform that I had begun to love, and that they would drop it for something inferior but more familiar to their products. PeopleTools is somewhat unique from what I can tell, and the records, pages, and components form a very innovative platform for which one can build applications. Did Oracle really understand the benefits of this platform? Could they preserve these benefits and still combine it with their products to create Fusion?

Personally, I am glad that we haven’t seen Fusion yet. I would rather Oracle take their time and get it right than for them to mess up an awesome platform. Oracle has added some features in the recent releases of PeopleTools, and the platform continues to expand. For that, I am grateful.

That’s my take on it. Maybe I misunderstood the intentions of Oracle at the beginning, but that was my view from the PeopleSoft world.

Step By Step: PeopleTools 8.51 Upgrade (Part 6)

Next, you need to boot the web server.  To do so, open a command window, and go to the <PS Home>/webserv/<domain name>/bin directory.  Then, type “startManagedWebLogic.cmd PIA”.

When I tried, it gave me an error when booting.  I think the error is because I am using Sun’s version of the JDK, and it trying to pass a JRocket specific command line option:

I fixed it by opening the setEnv.cmd file.  Then, I removed the first three options from the JAVA_OPTIONS_WIN variable.  So, I copied the set JAVA_OPTIONS_WIN line and commented out the original.  I deleted “-jrockit -XnoOpt -XXnoJITInline”.

I found another -jrockit location in the file, too, and I did the same thing, but I still had an issue with authentication.  So, I decided to go back to the -jrockit options, and I set the Java Home to my JRockit installation:

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<div id="_mcePaste"><Feb 11, 2011 9:42:07 PM EST> <Critical> <Security> <BEA-090402> <Authentication</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">denied: Boot identity not valid; The user name and/or password from the boot id</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">entity file (boot.properties) is not valid. The boot identity may have been chan</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">ged since the boot identity file was created. Please edit and update the boot id</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">entity file with the proper values of username and password. The first time the</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">updated boot identity file is used to start the server, these new values are enc</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">rypted.></div>
<div id="_mcePaste"><Feb 11, 2011 9:42:07 PM EST> <Critical> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000386> <Server s</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">ubsystem failed. Reason: weblogic.security.SecurityInitializationException: Auth</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">entication denied: Boot identity not valid; The user name and/or password from t</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">he boot identity file (boot.properties) is not valid. The boot identity may have</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">been changed since the boot identity file was created. Please edit and update t</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">he boot identity file with the proper values of username and password. The first</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">time the updated boot identity file is used to start the server, these new valu</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">es are encrypted.</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">weblogic.security.SecurityInitializationException: Authentication denied: Boot i</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">dentity not valid; The user name and/or password from the boot identity file (bo</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">ot.properties) is not valid. The boot identity may have been changed since the b</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">oot identity file was created. Please edit and update the boot identity file wit</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">h the proper values of username and password. The first time the updated boot id</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">entity file is used to start the server, these new values are encrypted.</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">at weblogic.security.service.CommonSecurityServiceManagerDelegateImpl.do</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">BootAuthorization(CommonSecurityServiceManagerDelegateImpl.java:959)</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">at weblogic.security.service.CommonSecurityServiceManagerDelegateImpl.in</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">itialize(CommonSecurityServiceManagerDelegateImpl.java:1050)</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">at weblogic.security.service.SecurityServiceManager.initialize(SecurityS</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">erviceManager.java:875)</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">at weblogic.security.SecurityService.start(SecurityService.java:141)</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">at weblogic.t3.srvr.SubsystemRequest.run(SubsystemRequest.java:64)</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">Caused By: javax.security.auth.login.FailedLoginException: [Security:090303]Auth</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">entication Failed: User system weblogic.security.providers.authentication.LDAPAt</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">nDelegateException: [Security:090295]caught unexpected exception</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">at weblogic.security.providers.authentication.LDAPAtnLoginModuleImpl.log</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">in(LDAPAtnLoginModuleImpl.java:244)</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">at com.bea.common.security.internal.service.LoginModuleWrapper$1.run(Log</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">inModuleWrapper.java:110)</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">at com.bea.common.security.internal.service.LoginModuleWrapper.login(Log</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">inModuleWrapper.java:106)</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">java:39)</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">></div>
<div id="_mcePaste"><Feb 11, 2011 9:42:07 PM EST> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000365> <Server sta</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">te changed to FAILED></div>
<div id="_mcePaste"><Feb 11, 2011 9:42:07 PM EST> <Error> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000383> <A critical</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">service failed. The server will shut itself down></div>
<div id="_mcePaste"><Feb 11, 2011 9:42:08 PM EST> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000365> <Server sta</div>
<div id="_mcePaste">te changed to FORCE_SHUTTING_DOWN></div>
<div id="_mcePaste">WebLogic is no longer running.</div>
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The solution ended out being to start the Admin server first.  So, from the PIA home bin directory, run “startWebLogicAdmin.cmd”:

Then, “startManagedWeblogic.cmd PIA” works:

And, it works now!

So, that wraps up our booting the servers step:

 

Please continue with Step 7.

 

Resources

Step By Step: PeopleTools 8.51 Upgrade (Part 5)

This is a continuation of my PeopleTools 8.51 posts.  This part discusses running the Change Assistant job.

Please see my Step by Step page for more articles like this, or you can start at the beginning of this series withPart 1.

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Step By Step: PeopleTools 8.51 Upgrade (Part 3)

This is a continuation of my PeopleTools 8.51 posts.  In this part, we are looking at installing WebLogic and the PIA.

Sorry it has taken a while to get this post proofread — I was sick this weekend and had family visiting as well.  I will try to keep the others coming soon.

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Step By Step: PeopleTools 8.51 Upgrade (Part 2)

This step by step continues from the previous part 1.  In that part, we simply prepared the system.  Now, we are ready to install software.

Again, I am following the “Enterprise PeopleTools 8.51 Update” document from Oracle.

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Step By Step: PeopleTools 8.51 Upgrade (Part 1b)

This is a continuation of Part 1.  Actually, I got part way through part 2, and I realized that I needed to upgrade Tuxedo to the latest version.  I didn’t find that in the instructions that I was going through.   So, anyway here are the steps I took to upgrade.

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Great Links: Feature Packs

I just watched the presentation on Feature Packs:

PeopleSoft Apps Strategy Blog: More About PeopleSoft Feature Packs

This article is a follow up from a first article that lists some of the new features provided via feature packs.

The one thing that I learned is that Feature Packs are more for people installing new versions of PeopleSoft whether a new customer converting to PeopleSoft or an existing customer upgrading to the latest version.  If you are keeping current on bundles you also get the new features.

So, the important thing in my opinion is to create a business process that can quickly install and test the bundles so that you keep your system updated.  This allows you to both avoid problems by getting fixes in and allows you to take full advantage of system with the new features.

Step By Step: PeopleTools 8.51 Upgrade (Part 1)

I wanted to test drive the new PeopleTools 8.51, and I decided to try it in a copy of my personal HCM 9.0 Environment.  In addition, I thought this would make a great Step-By-Step article.  Please comment on anything you see that I missed.

To do this, I am following the “Enterprise PeopleTools 8.51 Update” document from Oracle.

Just to give you an idea of what I have running — this is an image with PeopleTools 8.49.12.  It already has WebLogic, PIA, the app server, and batch server running fine.

This first part is just preparing for the upgrade.

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