Friday, October 02, 2009

Peoplesoft and non-certified OS

I recently give answers on OTN forums about Peoplesoft installation on non-certified plateforms. Like usual, non-certified does not mean that won't work, that just means its on your own risk and responsibility.

The first one was Peopletools 8.49 on CentOS 5.3. Since CentOS is a recut of RHEL, and Peoplesoft is certified on RHEL, that should work.
There is some tricky stuff to get it work, but it works. Find out my post here.

The second one was Peopletools 8.50 on Windows XP (32-bits).
Peoplesoft has never been certified as a server (application server, process scheduler and webserver) on Windows XP, however, for learning purpose I can understand the need to install it there. Furthermore, as long as Peoplesoft won't provide the Application Designer tool for an other plateform, Windows is still required to do some tasks (from client side perspective).
From Peopletools 8.50, only 64-bits OS are supported. So, the main question was if that works on a 32-bits XP machine.
Finally, I got it work on Windows XP Pro 32-bits, everything was installed and running fine without any tricky stuff. Find my post here.

Interestingly, the second question makes a remark. All the PT8.50 components provided on edelivery for Windows are 32-bits (you can
even read on the certification matrix the need of the 32-bits database libraries...). Knowning Peoplesoft is certified only on 64-bits OS server (W2k3/W2k8), that makes a full 32-bits application certified only on a 64-bits Windows OS. Why such restriction ?

Again, it is not certified. So, keep it for learning purpose only.




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Mike said...

Nicolas, excellet blog btw! which Centos version would you suggest for tools 8.50? (just for learning purposes install)

Chris said...
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Chris said...

Hi Nicholas,
We have a client who wants to upgrade their Peopletools from 8.46 to 8.51. They are on HCM8.9 and won't be changing.
They are on currently on MS Server 2003 OS 32 bit.
I believe their OS is not certified for 8.51 since it's 32 bit.
Can you please advice how am I going to implement their upgrade?
Should I advice them to install an 64 bit OS first? What is the common practice for clients who are upgrading from 8.4+ to 8.51 if they are on a 32 bit OS?

Chris said...

Hi Nicholas,
Can you please elaborate the high level steps in doing the upgrade if they're also upgrading their OS? I believe if you say upgrading OS from 32 bit to 64, this will be a clean install, that means the existing old Peopletools, Database won't exists in the new OS, therefore, how will they move the existing PT/DB to the new OS? Should they install the new DB/PT8.51 in the new OS, or should they upgrade the PT/DB in the old OS then move it to the new OS?
I appreciate if you could enlighten me.