Launching a PeopleSoft Demo instance in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Whenever you have a client demo, don’t worry about setting up an instance with the help of DBA. Oracle has launched a quick approach of spinning an instance using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in less than 60 Minutes. This blog will guide you how to create an Oracle PeopleSoft Demo instance in compute classic without any DBA assistance.

 

Prerequisites:

  1. To perform the steps in this blog, you must have Oracle cloud Trial account or a Paid Subscription.
  2. One of the following tools for generating SSH key pairs:
    • On Windows: PuTTY (http://www.putty.org)
    • On UNIX or UNIX-like machines: The ssh-Keygen utility. 

Step 1: Oracle Cloud Account & Access Details

Get your Oracle Cloud Trail account/Paid account and Activate the account.

You will receive the activation email from Oracle after some time, which will have the below details.

 

This email will have the access details:
User Name and Temporary Password: Use these credentials to sign in to My Services and your Service Console URL. This will have a temporary password. Change this during your first login. Also, have your identity domain ID.
My Account Administration: Use My Account to manage services from all identity domains and data centers activate services, monitor service status, view historical usage data, and add account administrators. By default, you will be the account administrator, unless you want to add more admins. Log in using your Oracle ID and password
My Services administration: Add and manage user access to the service, monitor your service status, view current and historical usage data, see maintenance notifications, and add or delete contacts for these notifications.

By default, this Oracle Cloud Services subscription will have the below services:

  • Oracle Storage Cloud Service
  • Oracle Compute Cloud Service

 

Step 2: Generating & Uploading the SSH Keys

When you create your Oracle Compute Cloud Service instance, you must provide a secure shell (SSH) public key that will be used for authentication when you log in to the instance. Generate your SSH key pair and upload the SSH public key to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service before you start to create your instance.

Download the puttygen on your windows or Linux and generate the keypair Then keep a note of the public and private keys.

Then sign into the Oracle Services, and go to the Oracle Compute cloud – Services page. Add the SSH Public Key by navigating to Networks Tab.

To add a new SSH public key:
Click Add SSH Public Key.
Enter a name for the SSH public key.
Click Select File and navigate to the folder where your SSH public key is saved, or paste the public key in the Value field.
Click Add.

 

 

Step 3: Setting up the HTTP Access

In order to set up the HTTP Access, you need to follow the following configurations.

  1. Create a Security Rule:
  • On the Compute Classic console, click the Network tab, and then click Security Rules under the Shared Network section of the left pane.
  • Click Create Security Rule.
  • In the Create Security Rule dialog box, select or enter the following information, and then click Create.
    Name: Enter an appropriate name. For the purpose of this tutorial, enter Allow-ssh-access.
    Status: Retain the default, Enabled.
    Security Application: Select ssh.
    Source: Select Security IP List and then choose public-internet from the available security lists.
    Destination: Select Security List and then choose default from the available security lists.
    Description: Enter a description.

 

 

2. Create a Security List:

  • On the Compute Classic web console, click the Network tab.
  • Click the Security Lists tab in the left pane, and then click Create Security List.
    In the Create Security List dialog box, select or enter the following information, and then click Create.
    Name: Enter an appropriate name. For example, enter For-http-access.
    Inbound Policy: Retain the default policy, Deny (Drop packets, no reply).
    Outbound Policy: Retain the default policy, Permit (Allow packets).
    Description: Enter a description.

Step 4: Downloading the PeopleSoft Image from Market Place

In order to download the PeopleSoft Image, login to Oracle Cloud Marketplace with your credentials and Search for PeopleSoft Images in the applications. Select the image and click on Get app button.

Step 5: Setting up the instance

This is the final step where we create a new instance and associating the downloaded image to this new instance. Creating an instance is a six-step process where we have to select image, shape, storage and network configurations.

Sign in to the Oracle Cloud My Services application at https://cloud.oracle.com/sign_in. The My Services Dashboard page is displayed. Click on Customize and then create button.

  • In the first step select the downloaded PeopleSoft Image and Click the button to go to the next page.
  • In the second step, Select oc3 (OCPUs: 1, Memory: 7.5 GB). Click the button to go to the next page
  • On the Instance page, select or enter the following, and then click the button to go to the next page.
  1. High Availability Policy: Retain the default setting, Active.
  2. Name: Enter an appropriate name, or retain the default.
  3. Label: Enter a label to help identify the instance, or retain the default. The label is used to list the instance on the Instances page.
  4. Description: Enter a description, if required.
  5. Tags: Specify a tag to help identify your instance, if required.
  6. SSH Keys: Click this field or start typing to see a list of available SSH public keys which you have uploaded.
  • On the Network page, to accept the default settings and then click the button to go to the next page.
  • On the Storage page, to use a persistent boot disk, accept the default settings and click the button to go to the next page.
  • On the Review page, verify the information that you’ve entered and then click Create.

After few minutes, the instance will be up and online. You can notice that the private IP and public IP will be generated as shown in the below figure.

 

Step 6: Signing in to PeopleSoft Application.

 To determine the URL, locate the public IP address of the Oracle Compute Cloud Service instance and copy the Public ip adress. Follow the below combination for URL and login with default login credentials for specific PeopleSoft applications.

The PeopleSoft URL will always follow this format for HTTP:
http://oc-public-ip-address-using-hyphens.compute.oraclecloud.com:8000/ps/signon.html 

For HTTPS:
https://oc-public-ip-address-using-hyphens.compute.oraclecloud.com:8443/ps/signon.html