Understanding the PeopleSoft Installation This chapter will help you plan and prepare for a basic PeopleSoft installation. Before you begin the installation, please note: • See Getting Started on the PeopleSoft Installation, for an overview of the installation and for information on obtaining the necessary documentation and software. You can find Getting Started on the PeopleSoft Installation on the same My Oracle Support page as this installation guide. • Before you begin your PeopleSoft installation, use the PeopleSoft hardware and software requirements information in the My Oracle Support Certifications area to verify that you have the correct hardware and software in place to support a successful installation. In addition to the information in the Certifications area, review the application-specific hardware and software documentation available on My Oracle Support. See hardware and software requirements for PeopleSoft PeopleTools and your PeopleSoft application on My Oracle Support. See My Oracle Support, Certifications. Preparing for Installation Chapter 1 28 Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Warning! If you are unable to meet any of the criteria outlined in the hardware and software requirements and certification information on My Oracle Support, contact Oracle before going forward with the installation. Attempting to complete an installation on an unsupported configuration can be a very costly decision, and Oracle will not provide support for such PeopleSoft installations. Important! Before installing Oracle’s Secure Enterprise Search (SES) we highly recommend that you review our deployment and sizing recommendations provided in “Oracle Secure Enterprise Search Deployment Considerations for PeopleSoft 9.2” (Document ID: 1684035.1) found on My Oracle Support. This article provides information regarding the essential hardware for SES and information to help ensure capacity for peak concurrent usage of your PeopleSoft 9.2 environment. Failing to follow these recommendations can impact the performance and stability of your PeopleSoft 9.2 environment. • Use the My Oracle Support Certifications area to determine the latest certified versions of additional components, such as Oracle Tuxedo or IBM WebSphere, which are supported for the PeopleSoft PeopleTools release you are installing. • If you will be upgrading your current release after you perform this installation, you also need to install Change Assistant. The page on My Oracle Support containing your upgrade documentation and files includes information on which tool you need. • For critical issues related to the installation process, see the My Oracle Support web site. Be sure to read the “Required for Installation or Upgrade” incidents on the Patches and Updates page for the PeopleSoft PeopleTools version that you are installing. • For online technical support information, use the My Oracle Support web site. My Oracle Support includes tools for self-directed searches of information including reference documents and problem resolutions, as well as service request management tools. See My Oracle Support, https://support.oracle.com. • To download software and documentation, use the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud portal, and the Oracle Technology Network. See Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, http://edelivery.oracle.com. See Oracle Technology Network, http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/index.html. • Be aware that not all application releases are certified and supported to run on all PeopleSoft PeopleTools releases. Please check the PeopleSoft policy information in article ID 1348959.1 on My Oracle Support for further details on the support policy for your particular application. If you are planning to do a PeopleToolsOnly upgrade, do not continue until you have verified that your application is supported on the target PeopleSoft PeopleTools release. • This installation guide may refer you to other PeopleSoft documentation resources for more information or instructions. You can access Oracle’s PeopleSoft Hosted Documentation online during the installation process. For PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.53 and later, you also have the option to install PeopleSoft Online Help documentation, a dynamic, interactive, accessible HTML version of the documentation formerly known as “PeopleBooks.” • If you are using the Oracle Linux operating system, we recommend the use of Oracle’s prepackaged production class Oracle VM templates for PeopleSoft applications. These templates are revised with every PeopleSoft PeopleTools patch, and enable private cloud infrastructure models that significantly accelerate deployment, scaling, and patching times