PeopleSoft HCM9.1/PeopleTools 8.50 Virtual Images

Back in September, I talked about Virtual Images from Oracle.  Well, I have downloaded the images and started tinkering with a little bit.  It’s not much, but here is what I have so far.

You can download the images from:

http://edelivery.oracle.com/oraclevm

The images are compressed multiple times.  If you are in Windows, I would recommend using 7-zip for extracting.  WinZip will probably do the trick too.  In, Linux, FileRoller did the trick for me.  The unzip and tar commands would do just as well.

Here are the sizes that I found:

Application/Batch Server

  • V18477-01.zip = 3.6 GB
  • Extracts to OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_AB85002_HCM91_PVM.tgz = 3.6 GB
  • Extracts to folder: OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_AB85002_HCM91_PVM = 13.9 GB

Web Server

  • V18478-01.zip = 2.0 GB
  • Extracts to OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_PIA85002_PVM.tgz = 2.0 GB
  • Extracts to folder OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_PIA85002_PVM = 9.9 GB

Database

This one is a little more complicated because it came in two parts.

Part 1

V18479-01.zip = 3.4 GB

Extracts to OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_HCM91_PVM.tgz.1of2 = 3.5 GB

Part 2

V18480-01.zip = 3.2 GB

Extracts to OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_HCM91_PVM.tgz.2of2 = 3.3 GB

Combining:

cat OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_HCM91_PVM.tgz.1of2 OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_HCM91_PVM.tgz.2of2 > OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_HCM91_PVM.tgz

OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_HCM91_PVM.tgz = 6.8 GB

This extracted to the folder OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_HCM91_PVM = 55.6 GB

You could save yourself some disk space by piping the cat output directly to tar (I didn’t test this):

cat OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_HCM91_PVM.tgz.1of2 OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_HCM91_PVM.tgz.2of2 | tar -xz

Cat is a Linux/Unix command.  I am not sure how you would do that in Windows.

Now, that you have them extracted, the next step is to get them booted.  I didn’t try to install the Oracle VM or Xen.  My plan is try to get them to run in Virtual Box, but I haven’t accomplished that yet.  More on that to come.  I hope the file sizes and such help for now.

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PeopleSoft Templates

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A while back, I posted my idea that Oracle should deliver templates or appliances with PeopleSoft pre-installed.  I feel bad that I did not get it posted as soon as I noticed that Oracle did finally publish such an image.

But, they appear to have removed the images.  I can’t find them.  I found on a cached page that shows where they have the image available.  I am terribly behind on reading the blogs — maybe  there will be some clues there.

I also did some looking around to see about using such an image.  My problem is that I already have VMWare installed.  Can I install Oracle VM along side?  Even if it is possible, it is advisable?

I looked into converting an Oracle VM image into a VMWare image.  I found a post asking about doing just that, but it had no answer.  VMWare has a Converter and vCenter that will convert machines into VMWare images, but they don’t talk about working with Oracle VM images.  Here is another page of tools, but none of them stood out as options.  Oracle has some tools too, but I don’t think they will do the trick either.

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