Chapter 13. Process Scheduler and post-installation 147
For a full listing of configuring the Process Scheduler server using psadmin,
please see “Process Scheduler Configuration” on page 201.
1. Start the PeopleSoft Server Administration utility by calling
[PS_HOME]/appserv /psadmin. Make sure that your environment variables
are set properly, including running db2profile and psconfig.sh scripts.
2. Select 2) Process Scheduler
to start working with Process Scheduler Server
3. If this is your first time configuring the Process Scheduler, select 4) Create a
Process Scheduler Server Configuration.
4. Enter the name of the database, in our case FIN88DMO.
5. When you are prompted whether you would like to configure this server press
You will see a Quick-Configure menu. Verify that all the settings are correct:
The name of the process scheduler server will typically reflect the operating
system environment (PSNT, PSUNX, etc.), which helps users determine the
appropriate server to use (remember, some requests can only be sent to
Check that user ID, connect ID, and related passwords are correct. You can
use a PeopleSoft “superuser” (PS or VP1) to verify the configuration, but you
should eventually use a different user in production systems, as outlined in
the appropriate section of the PeopleSoft Installation Manual for your
Verify that the SQRBIN variable points to the SQR executables (interpeter
and viewer) on your batch server.
Finally, DBTYPE and DBNAME should be indicative of your actual database,
in our case DB2UNIX and FIN88DMO, respectively.
When you are satisfied with the configuration, select 4) Load Config as shown.
Finally, select 1) Start a Process Scheduler Server.
13.3 Configuring report distribution
You need to configure report distribution to be able to view reports, logs, and
messages resulting from batch processes over the Web interface. This is done
through PeopleTools, using the Web browser interface. When configured,
PeopleSoft Process Scheduler and Distribution Server Agent will move reports
into a report repository, from which the Web server will serve them to the end
148 Implementing PeopleSoft Enterprise on xSeries and Linux
13.3.1 Setting up a report node
Log in to your PeopleSoft environment, then navigate to PeopleTools →
Process Scheduler → Report Nodes, and select Add a New Value. Enter a
descriptive name for the report node you are creating. Since we only used one
report node, we used a generic name Reports. A page similar to that in
Figure 13-1 on page 149 will appear.
Under the Distribution Node Details section, the URL for The web server typically
follows the form http://servername:port/psreports/sitename, in our case
http://bottom440/psreports/fin88 (port 80 is default). If the hostname will not
be resolvable by all the clients using it, substitute the host’s IP address instead.
Type in the appropriate description, and select the correct operating system.
Connection information is used to indicate the machine hosting the report
repository—almost always the same machine the Web server is located on. Type
in the address of the host (IP number or hostname), Web server’s port, and
connection method—HTTP unless you are using Secure Socket Layer (SSL).
URI Resource follows the form SchedulerTransfer/SiteName. Login ID and
password are not required unless you are using basic authentication on the Web
server. Click Save when you have completed the configuration.
Chapter 13. Process Scheduler and post-installation 149
Figure 13-1 Report Node Definition