Category: PeopleTools 8.52

Step By Step Install: Installing JRockit

This post is a continuation of my installation of PeopleSoft on a Windows 8 Beta installation.  Previously, I installed Tuxedo.  This post is about the JRockit JVM.  In PeopleTools 8.52, you might be able to get away with using the Regular Oracle Sun JVM, but WebLogic seems designed to work with the JRockit version.

As a caveat, I have taken so long to proofread my notes that now PeopleTools 8.52 and PeopleSoft 9.2 are out.  From what I can tell so far, you don’t to install JRockit with PeopleTools 8.53.

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Step By Step Install: Installing Tuxedo

This is a continuation of my Step By Step PeopleTools 8.52 installation.  Previously, I created the database.  This should be a pretty straight forward step.  You just have to install the Tuxedo software, but then, you also need to install the latest “rolling patch”.  My only problem is that I breezed through this and didn’t keep my notes well.  I thought that I had installed the patch, but it doesn’t look like I did.  Furthermore, I had an error with the installation, and it wasn’t worth my time fixing it.  Maybe this will at least give you an idea of what is involved.

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Troubleshooting PeopleTools Version Mismatch

I got the following error message after installing the PeopleTools 8.52.10 patch:

PeopleTools release (8.52.10) for web server/ Application Designer ‘’ is not the same as Application Server PeopleTools release (8.52.02). Access denied.

CHECK APPSERVER LOGS. THE SITE BOOTED WITH INTERNAL DEFAULT SETTINGS, BECAUSE OF: bea.jolt.ApplicationException: TPESVCFAIL – application level service failure

To fix the problem, I just reconfigured the Application Server.

I found that I needed to change something to make it think that it needs to load the configuration.  So, I changed the WSL option.  After loading the configuration, I changed it back and loaded it a second time.

After booting the Application Server again, everything worked fine.  The instructions didn’t say anything about reconfiguring the Application Server, but I found that I had to do it.  I don’t know if this has anything to do with it, but I did change my PS_HOME environment variable as part of the patch installation.  The tools version  (patch number included) is in the path for my PS_HOME.

Now, on a side note, if you get just this message:

CHECK APPSERVER LOGS. THE SITE BOOTED WITH INTERNAL DEFAULT SETTINGS, BECAUSE OF: bea.jolt.ApplicationException: TPESVCFAIL – application level service failure

The problem is probably that the web server cannot talk to the application server.  Here are a few things to check:

  • Is the application server started?  Use psadmin to check the application server status.
  • Is the firewall blocking connections?  Use “sudo service iptables stop” to turn off the firewall.  If that fixes the problem, configure iptables to allow the JSL port.
  • Are the application server and web server using the same port?  Check the psappsrv.cfg file to see what the JSL port is (or use psadmin).  Check the <ps cfg home>/webserv/<domain name>/applications/peoplesoft/PORTAL.war/WEB-INF/psftdocs/<site name>/ file for the psserver port (or use psadmin)
  • Is the app server hostname configured to localhost?  On the application server, ping the server name.  If it comes back with, you have a problem.  If your configuration is supposed to be listening on the hostname, it will be listening on localhost.  Either change /etc/hosts or put the actual IP address in the app server configuration file.
  • Is the host name on the web server the actual hostname on the app server?  It’s pretty easy to accidentally just put the web server host name as the application server.

I hope those thoughts help more than just me.

Step by Step Install: Installing Windows 8 in VMware

Here’s the start to a new experiment!  I want to see if I can get PeopleSoft running on top of the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview.  This post explores just the part where I installed the Windows 8 Operating System.

Now, remember that this is in my free time.  I won’t make any promises that I will get PeopleSoft working.  I did get Windows working though.

If you’re not familiar with it, you can now download Windows 8 as a beta-test.  From what I understand, you can’t use it in “live” situations, but you can test it out.  I think it sends feedback automatically to Microsoft.

Here’s the download site link:

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