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PeopleSoft HRMS9.0 is certified with PeopleTools 8.48, 8.49, 8.50, 8.51, 8.52 and 8.53. None of those tools versions have Windows 7 as a certified server OS. If you're planning on setting up a PeopleSoft environment I'd recommend using either VMware or VirtualBox to create a Virtual machine with a server OS. This can be done on a USB disk. The performance may not be that great depending on what version of USB you're going to use (I'd recommend USB3.0).
In addition of Michel's post, simply install Peoplesoft on external drive is not an option.
What about Oracle database ? Software ? On Windows, there's always needed in the registry.
If you want to use "Plug and Play" I would suggest to have PeopleSoft installed on a virtual machine (VMWare, VirtualBox, etc) and run this virtual machine on your external hard disk.
The vm can run on Windows Server, Linux, etc whereas your laptop is still running on Windows 7 (64 bit)
I would advice you to extend the RAM op your laptop, to at least 8 GB. Do not forget you want to run an ERP system on a laptop, that should run on several servers.
I have numerous PeopleSoft systems running this way.
Yes Nicolas. That's a big question. I read you posts regardin that already.
I think you already got my requirement.
Can you please elaborate more that how can i use all components with external hard drive and laptop?
Thanks for the prompt response.
I will be really grateful if you can provide me you personal email for more help.
Mine is email@example.com
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Edited by: N Gasparotto on Feb 14, 2013 10:35 AM
Just ask your questions here, so that everyone can learn from the issues/discussions.
So you are saying that we will keep everything on hard drive and my hard drive will work as a terminal server.
What can be required from the laptop side?
I mean if I install everything on VMware or Virtual Box then is anything is require on windows 7.
Because i think then there will not be any registry entry or anything in Windows 7. It will only work as Domain server for VMware.
You can also list down the steps if possible.
All that is needed on your laptop is and installation of VMware (Player) or VirtualBox.
All further PeopleSoft installation, configuration reside on the virtual machine that is created with VMware or VirtualBox.
From your laptop (Windows 7) you start a virtual machine (Windows Server, Linux etc with PeopleSoft installed) that can reside on your external hard disk.
You do not need any additional installation on your Windows 7 laptop.
Just to make sure, your Windows 7 is 64 bit, right?
If you are not that familiar with PeopleSoft installations see this blog post by Jim Marion, which describes how you can use the OVM templates and run these in Virtualbox.
PeopleSoft only requires the OS on which it is installed to be certified, whether it is virtual or not does not matter. If you're installing Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit on a virtual machine which runs on top of Windows 7 *(64-bit or 32-bit does not matter, it only requires hardware virtualization support)* then you have certified OS in the Virtual machine. Your CPU should have a 64-bit architecture and you'll need plenty of RAM to run such a config (like Hakan said; 8GB is recommended).