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Switching Configuration Homes (PS_CFG_HOME)

By default, when you install application servers, Process Scheduler servers, search servers (Verity), and PIA domains, the system installs them in the current PS_CFG_HOME location. If you do not modify or override the PS_CFG_HOME location, and you install all of these server types on the same host, all of these server types will exist and be managed by PSADMIN in the same PS_CFG_HOME location. With all of the server types installed in the same PS_CFG_HOME, you would not need to use the Switch Config Home feature. This is the recommended approach.

PSADMIN supports multiple PS_CFG_HOME locations, but you need to make sure to set the PS_CFG_HOME variable correctly before installing domains, and use the Switch Config Home option to specify the appropriate PS_CFG_HOME when performing administrative and configuration tasks.

Note: You can set the appropriate PS_CFG_HOME outside of PSADMIN manually, or from a BAT or shell script, or you can set it using the Switch Config Home feature.

To switch configuration homes:

  1. Navigate to the main PSADMIN PeopleSoft Server Administration menu.

  2. Select option 5) Switch Config Home.

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    PeopleSoft Server Administration
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      Config Home:  D:\HR_SERVER\8.52
    
      1) Application Server
      2) Process Scheduler
      3) Search Server
      4) Web (PIA) Server
      5) Switch Config Home
      6) Service Setup
      7) Replicate Config Home
      q) Quit
    
    
    Command to execute (1-7, q): 5
  3. At the prompt, enter the complete path to the desired PS_CFG_HOME location, and press ENTER.

    Note: If the directory structure does not currently exist, PSADMIN creates it.

    Please provide new Config Home location or q to quit: D:\PT_SERVER\8.52
  4. Verify that the correct Config Home value appears on the PeopleSoft Server Administration menu.

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PeopleSoft Server Administration
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  Config Home:  D:\PT_SERVER\8.52

  1) Application Server
  2) Process Scheduler
  3) Search Server
  4) Web (PIA) Server
  5) Switch Config Home
  6) Service Setup
  7) Replicate Config Home
  q) Quit


Command to execute (1-7, q):

Note: For PIA domains, you can set the PIA_HOME environment variable prior to starting PSADMIN. If this variable is set, PSADMIN recognizes it, and will install your PIA domains in the PIA_HOME location. You can switch to this location using the Switch Config Home feature.