See PeopleSoft Demo Image Homepage at MyOracleSupport
Claims of "you can run these images on a PC" are true but ..... how "quick" this stuff works has a lot to do with the speed of your disks.
I originally started up these images on my laptop = downloading, unzipping, combining multipart files, importing, snapshotting and providing our project access team network access..... phew!!!! Yes... it does work... but it's hard work.
My project team is working on an FSCM 9.2 upgrade project and so invested in a super fast PC. List price of all this kit is under £900.
- Intel XEON E3-1230 Quad core cpu
- Upgraded to 32GB RAM (Note: Not all PCs can take this much memory but 16GB would still be good)
- Added a Samsung 512GB SSD primary drive (this is the secret ingredient in the noodle soup) (I believe other SSD manufacturers are available).
On my production kit I get a PSPing time of 0.3 seconds and on this fast PC I get 0.12 seconds. Overall performance is similarly impressive.
This is what it is. Just a fast PC. No failover, no redundant parts, no sophisticated management.... just a fast PC that imports the PeopleSoft image in under 2 mins and boots one from scratch in under 1 min. 30 seconds.
|High speed import of Image in VirtualBox|
|The geek in me just had |
to post a picture !
So put this all together and this is what it looks like.....
3 x PeopleSoft images running in VirtualBox
2 x Windows XP machines running in VMWare Player