If you want to have your own local PeopleSoft installation, look no further. This post shows you exactly what I did to install PeopleSoft 9.2 / PeopleTools 8.54 on my Windows 8.1 laptop using Oracle VM Virtualbox.
This post will cover the following topics:
- Downloading the image
- Extracting the ZIP files and Combining
- Importing the OVM
- Accessing the PIA
A little bit of background first. I’d to re-image my laptop several weeks ago and have not had a local PS installation since then. So I decided to get FSCM 9.2 up and running last weekend. The laptop I’m using has the following configuration.
Processor: i7 4700MQ
OS: Windows 8.1
Since Oracle started providing the VM images, installing PeopleSoft has become a straightforward affair. If you do not account for the downloading time, you can complete the full installation in little more than an hour.
Before you get started with the installation, make sure to have a look at the prerequisites.
To start off with the process, let’s first enable virtualisation support.
This is done via the setup utility (press F2 while booting on Lenovo; might be different for other manufacturers) and is needed if you want to run a virtual machine on your laptop.
Oracle VM VirtualBox
This is the virtualisation software we would be using. It’s freely available for download from Oracle here
My Oracle Support Login
To access the PUM home page, you would be required to log in to MOS.
You would need around 150 GB of HDD space to download, extract the zips and initialise the VM. After this is done, you may remove some files (more on this later) to recover space. You would also need a 64-bit processor and a 64 bit OS.
Downloading the image
- Navigate to PUM home page by clicking this link
- The second tab you see is PeopleSoft Update Image Home Pages. In the drop down menu that appears when you hover your mouse on the second tab, select the application you are after. I’m selecting FSCM Update Image Home Page.
- On the FSCM update image home page, on scrolling down, you would see a table listing links to images. Click on PeopleSoft FSCM Update Image link. This one was posted on 6th March 2015. When you check out this page, you might have a newer one.
- This would open a new window listing the patch 20355668. This might be different for you. Click on the patch name to expand it and click on the download button towards the right of the page.
- A window pops up and prompts you to accept the license agreement. On the next screen, the list of files that need to be downloaded are shown.
- I used a Firefox plugin called DownThemAll to download all the files onto my laptop. It took me several hours to download. You may want to read this post on PeopleSoft Tipster for a speedy download.
In the next page, you will see how these zip files can be extracted and then combined to get the OVA file.
Click on page 2.