Wednesday, 26 September 2018

PeopleTools 8.57 Upgrade Magic

PeopleTools 8.57 is available but only on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - https://blogs.oracle.com/peopletools/peopletools-857-is-available-on-the-oracle-cloud

More on 8.57 soon once I get some time to play!

This was the first time I've had the chance to push the magic "Upgrade PeopleTools" button against a running PeopleSoft instance in PeopleSoft Cloud Manager (PCM).  Not because I didn't want to push-the-button but simply because all PS Images that could be run in PCM were already running on the latest PeopleTools version.  Now 8.57 is out.... I can "push-the-button".




STEP 1 -  I used PCM to subscribe to PeopleTools 8.57 (Tools_857_Linux) updates and they magically appear in my PCM Repository.
PeopleTools 8.57 Subscription in PCM


STEP 2 - Drill into the Details of the Environment you want to upgrade and select Upgrade PeopleTools (NOTE: This needs to have been created using the PUM Fulltier topology as it needs to have a configured Windows Server)

STEP 3 - Select the target release from the Upgrade To drop-down list (There's only one option currently as only patch 01 is available).

STEP 3 - Push the Upgrade button (oh... yes... and respond to the Are You Sure message)

STEP 4 - Brew some fine coffee... sit back... and wait.    Mine took 3.5 hours.  It seems that most of the time was spent processing the App Designer project on the Windows Upgrade Workstation.  Need to look into why.

The PeopleSoft Cloud Manager development team are doing a great job with automating some pretty complex operations here.  Big shout out to Nagendra Krishnappa and all the team.


8.57 Upgrade Completed


Behind the scenes PCM will shutdown the PeopleSoft stack and do the upgrade.   install a new 8.57 PS_HOME, install Change Assistant, load up the 8.57 upgrade template and execute against the target - followed by a redeployment of all the domains.  8.56 and 8.57 images are all running Tuxedo 12.2.0 and WebLogic 12.2.1.3 so no upgrade of these components were necessary.  However, it does seem to have patched Tuxedo and WebLogic.

Tuxedo patched during upgrade to 8.57


WebLogic patched during upgrade to 8.57