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Getting to know PT 8.55:  Deployment Packages

 

Have you heard about the Deployment Packages (DPKs)?

Read about them in the new document PeopleSoft PeopleTools Patches Home Page (Doc ID 2062712.2), sections  Learning about the PeopleTools Patches and What are PeopleTools DPKs.

And, more information is in the Getting Started on PeopleSoft Installation document, found on the PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55 Installation Home Page (Doc ID 2068525.1).

 

 

Takeaways:

 

In PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55, Oracle recommends that you use the PeopleSoft Deployment Packages (DPKs) to install and configure your

 

PeopleSoft environment.

 

 

The PeopleSoft PeopleTools DPKs for Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems are supported for customers on Oracle database platforms

 

beginning with the PeopleTools 8.55.01 patch.

 

The PeopleSoft PeopleTools DPKs for Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems will be available at a later time for customers on DB2 for

 

z/OS, DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, and Microsoft SQL Server database platforms.

 

Applications DPKs will be available after the new year.

 

 

Benefits:

 

Using DPKs, you can bypass these tasks in the classic installation process:

--install Tuxedo and WebLogic and their patches

--install of PTools and patch

--install of Ps App Home

--configuration of domains (app / web / batch servers)

 

Cloning of an environment is easy.  Save off the configuration files and apply to the next environment.

 

 

For additional information on using the DPKs, use the documentation found on 2062712.2 in section PeopleTools Patches Home Pages /

 

Installation documentation:  PeopleSoft Deployment Packages Installation (PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55).