Talking about Upgrades III

Latest installment - Upgrade top topics


1) Upgrading either of the Application or PeopleTools, without upgrading the other.

      Is this certified?  and How to go about finding this information?    

    

        Example Upgrade question A.   Can I upgrade HCM 9.0 to 9.2, but stay on PTools 8.54?

            So, the questions are really, is HCM 9.2 supported on PTools 8.54?  And is the App-Only Upgrade a supported upgrade?

            On MyOracle Support > Certifications > Certification Search, enter

            Product = PeopleSoft Human Capital Management, Release = 9.2, Search

            In results, see Certification Notes, which say PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.2 can be run on PeopleTools 8.53 or higher.

          

            Next, see PeopleSoft Human Capital Management Upgrade Home Page (Doc ID 1959519.2) tab HCM 9.0 to 9.2 PI 9.

            Find section Change Assistant Template, which contains the template for app-only upgrade 9.0 to 9.2.  

 

            Can an Upgrade Source image be used for the HCM 9.0 to 9.2 upgrade?

            See PeopleSoft Upgrade Source Images Home Page (Doc ID 1552580.1), HCM section, there is an upgrade source for the upgrade from

            HCM 9.0 to 9.2 PI9, written on PTools 8.54.03.  The comments there say it is supported for all database platforms, for English-only sites.

            Additional steps are required for a multi-language environment.

 

       Example Upgrade question  B.    Can I upgrade PTools to PT8.55, but stay on Application FSCM 9.0?

 

        On MyOracle Support > Certifications > Certification Search, enter

            Product = PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management,  Release = 9.0,  Search

            In results, see Certification Notes, which say PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management 9.0 can be run on PeopleTools 8.48 or higher.

            The Lifetime Support document (Doc ID 1348959.1) is also referenced.  A read of the Lifetime Support document shows that FSCM 9.0 is now on Sustaining 

            Support.     There is also text there:

                     PeopleSoft Application releases can be run on the PeopleTools version that the application initially shipped with, up through and including

           the latest available PeopleTools release.  Oracle recommends using the latest available PeopleTools release. 

 

           The Lifetime Support document contains additonal information, that should be reviewed, in section

           PeopleTools Considerations for PeopleSoft Applications on Sustaining Support.

 

 

2) Installing the new Upgrade source environment, which is delivered in DPK (deployment package) format

 

           The best approach here is to start with reading the DPK documentation beforehand.

           The variety of documentation includes 

              --extensive installation documents:

                  PeopleSoft Deployment Packages for Update Images Installation (PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55)

                       (link is on the PUM Home Page Doc ID 1641843.2)

                  Understanding PeopleSoft Deployment Packages for Update Images (PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55)

                       (link is on the PUM Home Page Doc ID 1641843.2

              --Quick Start Reference for PeopleSoft Update Images on PeopleTools 8.55 (Doc ID 2101192.1)

              --E-DPK PT8.55: Frequently Asked Questions about Deployment Packages (DPKs) (Doc ID 2127715.2)

              --and the  Lifecycle Management PSFT community:  what have others run into?

                

                   

3)  Just finding upgrade materials

  

      Examples:  Where are the release notes for the new release?

                            Where is the upgrade template, the upgrade documentation? 

 

       The best way to find things is to start from document Upgrading Psft? Start Here (Doc id 1587686.2).   This doc can be bookmarked, then

       you can alway locate the upgrade materials.

 

 

4) Certification of third-party products.

 

     To find this information easily, find and bookmark the Tech updates index:

                Tech Update - Main Page (Doc ID 764222.1)

     As a new product release is certified with the PeopleSoft products, an entry to a separate document is made here.

 

    or review E-CERT PT8.55: Certification Hot Topics(Doc ID 2093951.1)

                       E-CERT PT8.54: Certification Hot Topics(Doc ID 1916684.1)

 

    Other reference documents:

    Updated monthly, see the Top Solutions - PeopleTools Installs and Upgrades: Certification, Change Assistant, Database Specific, DPK, Install, Maintenance, PUM, Setup Manager, Testing Framework, Upgrade (Doc ID 1481826.1)

   E-UPG Master Note: Upgrade Issues with PeopleTools 8.55 (Doc ID 2131756.1)

   E-UPG Master Note: Upgrade Issues with PeopleTools 8.54 (Doc ID 1928294.1)