PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FAQ

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  • 1. What has Oracle announced about PeopleSoft and the Oracle Cloud?

    Oracle has announced that customers have a new infrastructure option available to them, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (formerly known as "Bare Metal"). Additionally, customers looking for a Platform as a Service (PaaS) option on which to run their PeopleSoft workloads have some new options - Database Cloud Service (DBCS) and Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service (EXaCS). PeopleSoft customers can move all their environments to the Oracle Cloud and take advantage of Oracle IaaS and PaaS for their next Oracle applications project.

  • 2. Are there additional fees for using PeopleSoft with Oracle Cloud?

    Oracle Cloud resources and services are available for subscription by Oracle customers. Customers who already own a license to PeopleSoft applications may use their Oracle Cloud subscription to provision and deploy a PeopleSoft instance on the Oracle Cloud. The deployed instance may be used for development, testing, training, production, and so on. Once a customer acquires a subscription to Oracle Cloud, no additional PeopleSoft application license or usage license is required.

  • 3. Is Oracle releasing PeopleSoft as a SaaS application?

    No. Oracle has no plans to offer PeopleSoft as a SaaS solution.

  • 4. Do I need to purchase PeopleSoft to use it on Oracle Cloud?

    Oracle customers who already own a license to PeopleSoft applications may use the Oracle Cloud to host instances of their licensed applications. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides a choice of a “bring your own license” model, or a subscription model that includes a database license with Database Cloud Service (DBCS) and EXaCS. Customers who wish to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure must already own a valid license to the software deployed on virtual machines in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

  • 5. If we own a PeopleSoft application license, does it allow us to use Oracle Cloud?

    Oracle customers who already own a license to PeopleSoft applications may use the Oracle Cloud to host instances of their licensed applications. There are no additional application license requirements for using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources. Oracle Cloud is a subscription priced offering in addition to your PeopleSoft license and support payments.

  • 6. How are subscriptions to Oracle Cloud offered? By user? By CPU? Per day?

    There are multiple ways to subscribe to Oracle Cloud. Your Oracle sales representative(s) can assist you in determining the best option for you.

  • 7. What are some of the ways I can use PeopleSoft with Oracle Cloud?

    There are many scenarios where you might benefit from using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with your PeopleSoft applications. Some of these include:

    • Demo instances of the latest PeopleSoft application images (PUM images).
      Using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, customers may access and deploy an instance of the latest release of PeopleSoft HCM, FSCM and other applications to explore our latest features and capabilities.
    • Test instances of your PeopleSoft database.
      Using PeopleSoft's deployment framework and current PeopleTools releases, customers can easily "lift and shift" instances of a PeopleSoft development system to OCI. Those using the Oracle database on Linux can take advantage of Cloud Manager automation to migrate their PeopleSoft environment to virtual machines in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
      For more information, see the question "3. What is the minimum PeopleSoft version supported by Cloud Manager?" in the PeopleSoft Cloud Manager FAQ.
    • Creation of a complete PeopleSoft development and testing environment.
      Extending the scenario listed above, customers can migrate all their PeopleSoft development and testing instances to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. One option that will help developers use a Cloud development environment would be to create Windows development environments on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in which you deploy the entire PeopleTools Development Client tools. These cloud-based Windows environments can be configured to work with cloud-based development systems and accessed by your developers using Windows Remote Desktop.
    • Production PeopleSoft environment.
      Migrate your existing PeopleSoft data—including application modifications and customizations—to the Oracle Cloud. The Oracle Cloud is completely "production ready" for PeopleSoft. Most customers will elect to employ Oracle's Database Cloud Service (DBCS) or Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service (ExaCS) for the database tier of a production environment because of the scalability, robust performance, high availability, and security features provided by these services. Customers will also ensure that they have addressed other infrastructure requirements associated with a full production enterprise applications environment such as: integrations, fault tolerance, security, identity management, disaster recovery, and so on. The Oracle Cloud has solutions for each of these requirements. In many cases, PeopleSoft customers are looking to engage Oracle or Oracle certified partners to assist with the deployment, configuration, and management of their PeopleSoft production solution in the Oracle Cloud.
  • 8. How do we create an instance of PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud?

    It’s easy. Once you have an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscription, you can access the Oracle Marketplace and select PeopleSoft from the Marketplace list of application images. Follow the online guide to allocate your account’s compute resources to host your own PeopleSoft application image. These images can be used for demo purposes, to explore new features or, eventually, as the basis for an Oracle Cloud system for PeopleSoft selective adoption. There are other ways to use the Oracle Cloud for PeopleSoft described on the PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud concept page.

  • 9. Can we make customizations on PeopleSoft when we use Oracle Cloud?

    Yes, the PeopleSoft software architecture allows for customers to modify or customize their systems, whether the systems are deployed on the Oracle Cloud or within an on-premises data center.

  • 10. If we develop or test customizations of PeopleSoft on the Cloud, how do we migrate them to our on-premises production system?

    PeopleSoft’s tools for managing customizations through the application lifecycle are already cloud friendly. That is, the same Lifecycle Management tools will be used to migrate changes from Development to Testing and into Production, irrespective of whether the data center where those systems reside is on-premises or in the cloud.

  • 11. Will we be able to use PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) on the Oracle Cloud?

    Yes. There are several uses of the PeopleSoft application images and the PeopleSoft Update Manager. The PeopleSoft Image can be used as a demo instance of the latest features of the PeopleSoft application. The PUM tool is used to review and select new features as well as fixes and maintenance as PeopleSoft releases them. Those changes are extracted then applied to other PeopleSoft systems for development, testing and eventually, production. This process works whether those systems are on Oracle Cloud or on premises.

    For more information about selective adoption on the Oracle Cloud, please refer to the PeopleSoft Cloud Manager documentation.

  • 12. Can we use our own custom data with PeopleSoft on the Oracle Cloud?

    Yes, the PeopleSoft cloud architecture allows you to use our deployment framework with our default (demo) databases as well copies of your own dev and test databases. This is in fact one of the most powerful scenarios for the cloud: a complete PeopleSoft development and testing environment on Oracle Cloud that uses your own existing data.

  • 13. Can we use the same certified third-party products we currently use on premises with PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud?

    Yes, the entire PeopleSoft architecture is the same whether deployed on premises or on Oracle Cloud. All the third-party components that comprise a PeopleSoft application instance will be deployed on the cloud. Oracle’s Cloud strategy should also allow customers to use the Oracle Cloud to host instances of other applications that may be used to integrate with their PeopleSoft systems. Please refer to published capabilities and guidelines for using Oracle Cloud with your non-Oracle workloads.

  • 14. Can we create a multi-node PeopleSoft cluster on Oracle Cloud?

    Yes. Using PeopleSoft’s cloud architecture, it’s easy to provision and deploy Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources to function as a complete PeopleSoft multi-node cluster.

  • 15. Will our cloud-based PeopleSoft system be visible to the general public?

    No, based on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure default security settings, your PeopleSoft instance will only be accessible by your internal users and teams.

  • 16. Oracle provides Database Cloud Service (DBCS) and Exadata Cloud Service (EXaCS) - can we use these services with PeopleSoft?

    Yes. If you subscribe to Oracle's DBCS or EXaCS offerings, you will be able to use these database services to host your PeopleSoft database.

  • 17. What tools are used for managing PeopleSoft environments on Oracle Cloud?

    PeopleSoft delivers PeopleSoft Cloud Manager to help you manage your PeopleSoft environments on the Oracle Cloud. For more information on Cloud Manager, visit the Cloud Manager Page.

    In addition to Cloud Manager, there are many options for tools to manage PeopleSoft environments. These options are expanded when considering deployment on the Oracle Cloud. You will be able to use cloud instances of PSADMIN, PeopleSoft Performance Monitor, Oracle Enterprise Manager, the PeopleSoft Application Management Pack, and specific to the Oracle Cloud, you will be able to use Oracle’s Enterprise Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

  • 18. Does Oracle provide managed services for PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud?

    Yes. Oracle's Managed Cloud Services team (OMCS) already provides managed services for PeopleSoft customers and have expanded their service offering to include the deployment and management of PeopleSoft instances on the Oracle Cloud.

  • 19. How can we use Oracle Cloud as part of our PeopleSoft upgrade?

    The cloud can be used for additional resources necessary to do an upgrade. Pre-9.2 applications can be manually loaded into the cloud. Once an application has been upgraded to 9.2 with PeopleTools 8.57 or later, Cloud Manager can be used to manage the environment.

  • 20. How can we use Oracle Cloud as part of our PeopleSoft selective adoption execution?

    The selective adoption maintenance process can be done with the source PUM environment residing on the Oracle Cloud. The target destination can be an environment that is either in the Cloud or on premises. If the environment is in the cloud, the Cloud Manager helps you with setting up the PUM environment and connecting the source and the target.

    For more information about selective adoption on the Oracle Cloud, please refer to the PeopleSoft Cloud Manager documentation.

  • 21. Does Oracle allow customers to run production instances of PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud?

    Yes, you can. Please refer to the earlier question, "What are some of the ways I can use PeopleSoft with Oracle Cloud?" in this FAQ for more information.

  • 22. Who do we contact to learn more about deploying our PeopleSoft to the Oracle Cloud?

    For more information on running PeopleSoft in the cloud, visit the PeopleSoft Information Portal, or visit the Cloud Manager Page on the information portal.

    Contact your Oracle Technology sales representative for information about licensing compute space.

  • 23. PeopleSoft has many options for Configurations (to reduce customizations); can these configurations be done on the cloud?

    Yes, it is possible to configure PeopleSoft applications using features like pivot grids, activity guides, fluid homepages, WorkCenters and more. Any configuration change in a cloud environment can be migrated to other environments using Application Data Sets.

  • 24. Are there limits to how many environments we can "spin up"?

    The Oracle Cloud is elastic, meaning it can expand and provide more compute resources as your needs expand.

  • 25. Who manages our environments once they are running in the Cloud? My company? Oracle? A partner? Are there options here?

    Environments running in the Oracle Cloud are owned by your company and managed by you, or your service provider. Oracle's service provider, Oracle Managed Cloud Services, is available as a service to manage your environments. There are several partner services available to you as well. Whether you want to manage environments yourself, let Oracle take care of it, or work with another partner, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the right cloud for all your PeopleSoft environments.

  • 26. What do I do when I am done with an environment?

    If you are no longer using an environment, it can be removed from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Cloud Manager provides services to automate processes like starting, stopping, deleting, and creating environments.

  • 27. How do I integrate with environments in the cloud? Does Integration Broker work on an environment in the cloud?

    PeopleSoft integration technology, Integration Broker works in the cloud. Integration Broker uses the Integration Gateway servlet to manage integrations. The networking setup in the cloud must provide the appropriate security control list and machine relationships for integration to run properly.

  • 28. Can I patch and update environments in the cloud?

    Yes, Cloud Manager is designed to simplify and automate much of the application and tools maintenance for environments in the cloud. Please refer to the Cloud Manager section of this FAQ for more information.

  • 29. Can I run a non-Oracle database on the Oracle cloud?

    Yes, non-Oracle databases can be installed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure; however, Cloud Manager requires the use of the Oracle database.

  • 30. What version of PeopleSoft application is supported on the Oracle Cloud?

    Support for PeopleTools environments on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is based on the operating system and database releases. If the operating system and database release running in the cloud is supported by the PeopleTools release being used, the environment can be deployed on the cloud.