Oracle PeopleSoft

2 Introduction

Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications are designed to address the most complex business requirements. They provide comprehensive business and industry solutions, enabling organizations to increase productivity, accelerate business performance and provide a lower cost of ownership. The Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Suite covers a wide range of applications including Financial Management (FM), Human Capital Management (HCM), Service Automation and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM).

To improve performance and provide High Availability (HA), Oracle PeopleSoft supports using a hardware or software load balancer. The KEMP LoadMaster can be used to load balance Oracle PeopleSoft.

2.1 Document Purpose

This document outlines how to quickly and easily configure the LoadMaster to load balance the PeopleSoft workload.

2.2 Intended Audience

This document is intended to be read by anyone interested in finding out how to load balance Oracle PeopleSoft using the KEMP LoadMaster.

2.3 Prerequisites

Some prerequisites to be aware of before configuring the LoadMaster are listed below:

PeopleSoft must be set up and appropriately configured for it to work with a load balancer. For further information, refer to the Oracle documentation.

If using SSL Acceleration, ensure to obtain the appropriate SSL certificate and key and install it on the LoadMaster. For more information, refer to the SSL Accelerated Services, Feature Description.

3 Oracle PeopleSoft

Oracle PeopleSoft.png

The above diagram shows a typical example Oracle PeopleSoft architecture which includes the KEMP LoadMaster being used as a reverse proxy.

3.1 Configure the LoadMaster

Instructions on how to configure a HTTP, HTTPS pass-through, HTTPS offloaded and HTTPS bridged Virtual Services are in the sections below.

3.1.1 Configure a PeopleSoft HTTP Virtual Service

To configure a PeopleSoft HTTP Virtual Service, follow the steps below in the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI):

1. In the main menu, click Virtual Services > Add New.

Configure a PeopleSoft HTTP.png

2. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.

3. Enter 80 as the Port.

4. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example PeopleSoft HTTP.

5. Click Add this Virtual Service.

6. Configure the settings as shown in the following table:

Section

Option

Value

Comment

Standard Options

Transparency Disabled  
  Persistence Mode Server Cookie or Source IP  

 

Persistence Timeout 2 Hours  

 

Cookie name Enter the relevant cookie name. Click Set Cookie. The cookie name must match the cookie name configured on PeopleSoft.
  Scheduling Method least connection  

7. Expand the Real Servers section.

8. Click Add New.

Configure a PeopleSoft HTTP_3.png

9. Enter the Real Server Address.

10. Click Add This Real Server.

11. Repeat the two steps above to add another Real Server.

3.1.2 Configure a PeopleSoft HTTPS Pass-Through Virtual Service

To configure a PeopleSoft HTTPS Pass-Through Virtual Service, follow the steps below in the LoadMaster WUI:

1. In the main menu, click Virtual Services > Add New.

Configure a PeopleSoft HTTPS.png

2. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.

3. Enter 443 as the Port.

4. Enter a recognizable Service Name, such as PeopleSoft HTTPS-PassThrough.

5. Click Add this Virtual Service.

6. Configure the settings as shown in the following table:

Section

Option

Value

Comment

Standard Options

Transparency Disabled  
  Persistence Mode Source IP Address  

 

Persistence Timeout 2 Hours  

 

Scheduling Method least connection  
Advanced Properties Redirection URL https://%h%s Click Add HTTP Redirector. This creates a redirect Virtual Service on port 80 with the same IP address.

7. Expand the Real Servers section.

8. Click Add New.

Configure a PeopleSoft HTTPS_3.png

9. Enter the Real Server Address.

10. Click Add This Real Server.

11. Repeat the two steps above to add another Real Server.

3.1.3 Configure a PeopleSoft HTTPS Offloaded Virtual Service

To configure a PeopleSoft HTTPS Offloaded Virtual Service, follow the steps below in the LoadMaster WUI:

1. In the main menu, click Virtual Services > Add New.

Configure a PeopleSoft HTTPS_1_1.png

2. Enter a valid Virtual IP Address.

3. Enter 443 as the Port.

4. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example PeopleSoft HTTPS-Offloaded.

5. Click Add this Virtual Service.

6. Configure the settings as shown in the following table:

Section

Option

Value

Comment
SSL Properties SSL Acceleration Enabled *

Standard Options

Transparency Disabled  
  Persistence Mode Server Cookie or Source IP  

 

Persistence Timeout 2 Hours  

 

Cookie name Enter the relevant cookie name. Click Set Cookie. The cookie name must match the cookie name configured on PeopleSoft.
  Scheduling Method least connection  

* For instructions on how to configure PeopleSoft for offloading, refer to this Oracle Support Article.

Ensure to include https:// in the virtual address configuration. This will ensure that all URLs will be returned as HTTPS.

7. Expand the Real Servers section.

8. Click Add New.

Configure a PeopleSoft HTTPS_1_4.png

9. Enter the Real Server Address.

10. Click Add This Real Server.

11. Repeat the two steps above to add another Real Server.

3.1.4 Configure a PeopleSoft HTTPS Bridged Virtual Service

To configure a PeopleSoft HTTPS Bridged Virtual Service, follow the steps below in the WUI:

1. In the main menu, click Virtual Services > Add New.

Configure a PeopleSoft HTTPS_2_1.png

2. Enter a valid Virtual Address.

3. Enter 443 as the Port.

4. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example PeopleSoft HTTPS-Bridged.

5. Click Add this Virtual Service.

6. Configure the settings as shown in the following table:

Section

Option

Value

Comment

SSL Acceleration

SSL Acceleration Enabled *
  Reencrypt Enabled  

Standard Options

Persistence Mode Server Cookie or Source IP  

 

Persistence Timeout 2 Hours  
  Cookie name Enter the relevant cookie name. Click Set Cookie. The cookie name must match the cookie name configured on PeopleSoft.
  Scheduling Method least connection  

* For instructions on how to configure PeopleSoft for offloading, refer to this Oracle Support Article.

Ensure to include https:// in the virtual address configuration. This will ensure that all URLs will be returned as HTTPS.

7. Expand the Real Servers section.

8. Click Add New.

Configure a PeopleSoft HTTPS_2_4.png

9. Enter the Real Server Address.

10. Click Add This Real Server.

11. Repeat the two steps above to add another Real Server.

References

Unless otherwise specified, the following documents can be found at http://www.kemptechnologies.com/documentation.

SSL Accelerated Services, Feature Description

Last Updated Date

This document was last updated on 03 January 2018.

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