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Monday, 14 August 2017

5 Things to remember when installing PeopleSoft Update Image on VirtualBox

If you install PeopleSoft Update Images on VirtualBox (and many do) then here are 5 things to remember.

1) Run psft-dpk-setup.bat  with --keep_vbox_alive parameter otherwise all running VirtualBox VMs will be immediately stopped by the installer!

2) Remember to use the --keep_vbox_alive parameter otherwise all running VirtualBox VMs will be immediately stopped by the installer..... and you get a little cross!

3) Don't forget to use the  --keep_vbox_alive parameter otherwise all running VirtualBox VMs will be immediately stopped by the installer!!  Hopefully they didn't get corrupted when this rather daft default behaviour caused all your VMs to suddenly stop!  Note to self.  "Use the --keep_vbox_alive next time"

4) Highly recommend using the  --keep_vbox_alive parameter and putting a post-it note  reminder on your monitor, phone, diary, desk, children, pets and anything else that will take a post-it note.

5) And lastly.... vote on my enhancement idea to change the default behaviour of psft-dpk-setup.bat  so that is ALWAYS adds the  --keep_vbox_alive parameter .

https://community.oracle.com/ideas/18996