1. Tell me Why is PeopleSoft no longer supporting Apache Jserv?

Apache JServ was a servlet engine that was supported in PeopleTools 8.1x. This support has been removed from PeopleTools 8.4 for several reasons:
v JServ is no longer an active product and is in maintenance mode and there are no longer any new official releases.
v Our customers have exhibited a desire to use commercial products for mission-critical enterprise web application servers rather than open source solutions. Therefore, moving to
support Tomcat is not seen as a reasonable solution.
v Apache can still be used as an HTTP server with BEA WebLogic .

2. Explain Does Application Messaging work between 8.1xand 8.4 applications?

Application Messaging is used by PeopleSoft applications to communicate withone another. This is true not just for 8.1x and 8.4 applications, but also betweenan 8.1x and an 8.4 application. For example, the HRMS 8.3 applications, whichare based on PeopleTools 8.15, can communicate with Financials
8.4applications, which are based on PeopleTools 8.4, using Application Messaging.If specific issues materialize relating to the Application Messages published bycertain applications, these new messages will be made available to customers.

3. Explain Whats the use of set control field in record field properties?

If we specify one field as a set control field then we will retrieve data based on this when we are using prompt table. Based on this field only we can have valid prompt list at the time of prompt button clicking.

4. Explain How many sub pages, secondary pages can be created in one level?

There can be any number of sub-pages but only one secondary page in a level. The sub page will be visible as though it is one page only

5. Can you explain Both BEA WebLogic and IBM WebSphere have the ability to plug into many different web servers. Does PeopleSoft support the web servers that they plug into?

BEA and IBM provide plug-ins for many of the leading web servers. This allows the customer to use their own HTTP web server and WebLogic?s or WebSphere?s Java servlet engine. PeopleSoft uses this plug-in capability to support IIS. We have no reason to believe that there will be any issues with other web servers that WebLogic or WebSphere are able to work with through their plug-in architecture, but PeopleSoft GSC will not support these other web servers with PeopleTools 8.4

6. What is the difference between Prompt table with edit and Prompt table with no edit?

Prompt table with edit means we can enter the value directly in edit box if the same value exists in prompt table and prompt table with no edit means we have to click on prompt button icon to enter the values

7. Explain How does the PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal workwith 8.1x and 8.4 applications?

There are several scenarios that may exist when customers use the PeopleSoftEnterprise Portal with a mixture of 8.1x and 8.4 applications. Specificinformation on the use of the PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal in a blendedenvironment will be available in a forthcoming white paper, which will beavailable on Customer
Connection.In general, the recommendation is to use the PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 8.4with 8.1x and 8.4 applications, rather than an older version.

8. Tell me Are there advantages or disadvantages to using BEA WebLogic over IBM WebSphere or vice versa?

No. Both products are certified with PIA as of version 8.4 and work equally well. By offering both BEA WebLogic and IBM WebSphere, we give our customers more choices and flexibility to run PeopleSoft in their preferred environment.

9. Tell me Can a PeopleTools 8.4 and a PeopleTools 8.1xapplication server run on the same machine?

Yes, both PeopleTools 8.4 and PeopleTools 8.1x application servers can run ona single machine. It is important to ensure that there are no port clashes between the installations.

10. Explain What HTTP servers and Java servlet engine combinations are supported with PeopleTools 8.4?

All popular http servers (reverse proxies) are supported. Please refer to the platforms database on Customer Connection for specific information on current certified platforms. You may find this at http://www.peoplesoft.com/corp/en/iou/platforms/index.asp

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