PeopleSoft Cloud Manager Image 04 is now available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace. This new version brings in a number of new enhancements and fixes that customers were asking for. We’re listening to feedback and working hard to incorporate your ideas into the product as quickly as possible. Here are some of the new features to try out in image 04. Many thanks to Nagendra Krishnappa for putting this together.
Multiple Middle-Tier Provisioning
The prior images of Cloud Manager had a limitation on the number of middle-tiers that could be provisioned. With this new image, you can create multiple middle-tiers and connect them all to the same database. In the topology definition, you can now add multiple middle-tier nodes for a topology. When you add/use this topology in a template, you can configure attributes for each middle-tier individually.
Elastic Search deployment and Configuration
In image 03, Cloud Manager was deploying the Elastic Search server, but users had to manually configure and integrate it with the environment. In image 04, Cloud Manager can now automatically integrate the Elastic Search server - one less administrative task for you.
Support Lift of Campus Solutions On-Premise Environments
If you are using Campus Solutions, we now have the capability to migrate (“Lift and Shift”) your on-premise environment to Oracle Cloud. Cloud Manager’s “Lift” utility will pack up your on-premise environment and “Shift” it to Oracle Cloud automatically.
Configurable Persistent Boot Volume for Deployed Instances
Boot volumes of PeopleSoft VMs were not configurable, thereby limiting the size of boot volumes to a standard image size. You can now modify this setting to specify the larger sizes that you may need.
A couple of security fixes has been addressed in this release related to masking of sensitive data and hardening rules to control network access between provisioned VMs.
Improvements and fixes in areas of DBCS provisioning and environment management were addressed in this image.
New Oracle Linux image for Cloud Manager
Along with the latest Cloud Manager image, we now have a reference Oracle Linux image to get you started quickly. You can find it in Marketplace: PeopleSoft Linux Image for Cloud Manager. Configure this image as the Linux image in Cloud Manager Settings and it will be used for all instance provisioning.
You may also create your own custom image starting with Cloud Manager image 04. To do that, first deploy an instance of the reference Oracle Linux image. Next, connect to it and install/upgrade required packages, modify kernel parameters and customize configurations to suit your needs. When you are done with customizations, create a new image from it and use it with Cloud Manager. You can find more details about creating a custom Linux image for PeopleSoft Cloud Manager in the Creating a Custom Linux Image for PeopleSoft Cloud Manager tutorial.
Go ahead and enjoy the latest image, and continue to let us know what additional capabilities you would like to have in Cloud Manager!