This course will teach you how to use Deployment Packages to build your infrastructure.
Deployment Packages (DPKs) are a new technology with PeopleSoft that let administrators quickly build new environments. In the first section of the course, you will learn:
At the end of this section, you will understand why Deployment Packages will be the only deployment method for future PeopleSoft releases.
In the second section, we learn what bootstrapping is and how the DPK bootstrap process works. You will learn:
At the end of the bootstrap section, you will know how to use the DPK bootstrap script to jump start your server deployments.
There are many options to configure the DPK and this sections teaches you about each option. In the third section of the course, you will learn:
psft_customizations.yamlfile to build a server
At the end of the configuration section, you will know how to build a
psft_customizations.yaml file for your environments.
This setion will introduce you to the Roles and Profiles used by the DPK, and how to customize DPK behavior. You will learn:
At the end of this section, you will know to how secure your configuration files and make the DPK do more for you.
The next section of the course will show you how to use Puppet to extend the DPK to build and configure your servers. You will learn:
At the end of this section, you can start creating Puppet modules to add your own configuration to servers through the DPK.
The last section of the course is a demo that builds 3 different servers using the DPK. In the section, we demonstrate:
At the end of this section, and the course, you will understand how to make the Deployment Packages build servers exactly how you want. You will have a deep understanding of how the DPK works and how to configure and extend the DPK to work for you.
Dan is a senior PeopleSoft Administrator and has over 14 years experience working with the latest PeopleSoft technologies. Dan started psadmin.io where he writes about PeopleSoft Administration. He also co-hosts The PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast, a weekly podcast about PeopleSoft Administration. The PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast is listened to by hundreds of PeopleSoft admin’s every week.
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This has been wonderful course. I have a much better understanding of how we can utilize the DPK's and how the bootstrap, Puppet code, and ACM templates work together. I've already been recommending the course to other PeopleSoft Administrators.
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Here's a 48 minute talk about Enhancing and Extending Deployment Packages. This talk explains how Dan used the DPK to build servers for a PeopleTools 8.55 upgrade. If you want to learn the details of how Dan used the DPK, this course if for you!