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PeopleSoft Update Manager - Questions and Answers (Doc ID 1597552.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 30, 2023

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise SCM Inventory
PeopleSoft Enterprise FIN Project Costing - Version 9.2 to 9.2 [Release 9]
PeopleSoft Enterprise CS Campus Self Service - Version 9.2 to 9.2 [Release 9]
PeopleSoft Enterprise ELM Enterprise Learning Management - Version 9.2 to 9.2 [Release 9]
PeopleSoft Enterprise PRTL Interaction Hub - Version 9.1 to 9.1 [Release 9]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This page lists frequently asked questions about PeopleSoft Update Manager. The documentation referred to in this document can be found on the PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) Home Page and the Oracle Help Center.

Questions and Answers

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Questions and Answers
 1. I am just starting my upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.2. Do I need to use PeopleSoft Update Manager?
 2. Can I run my PeopleSoft Image on my existing hardware? What are the hardware/software requirements for PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM)?
 3. Can I run multiple images on the same physical machine?
 4. How can I use PUM when VirtualBox is Open Source Software that is not allowed in our organization?
 5. Is there a hosted solution for PUM such as Amazon EC2 where I can run PUM?
 6. Can I work with PUM on a non-Oracle database?
 7. How frequently do I need to take the PeopleSoft Update Image?
 8. How do I know that a fix I require is included in the PeopleSoft Update Image?
 9. How do I replace my existing image with the new image?
 10. Do I need to have a different PeopleSoft Update Image for each of my PeopleSoft applications (for example, FSCM and HCM)?
 11. What is the difference between PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) and the PeopleSoft Update Image (PI)?
 12. Can I let functional users/developers make the fix selection and create the Change Package(s) definitions within PUM, and then have the system administrator apply the Change Package(s) using Change Assistant at a later time?
 13. Why did Oracle switch to PUM for maintenance?
 14. Do I have to take all of the updates for every image, or can I select only the updates I want?
 15. Is PUM the only way I can get fixes and updates for PeopleSoft 9.2 Applications?
 16. How do I get my tax updates using PUM?
 17. Will PeopleSoft 9.2 enhancements also be delivered via PUM? Is there a PeopleSoft 9.3 planned?
 18. Does PUM accommodate existing customizations? How does it work?
 19. Is PeopleTools patching affected by PeopleSoft Update Manager?
 20. Is there a minimum PeopleTools version for using PeopleSoft Update Manager? Does the PeopleTools version of the target environment(s) need to be upgraded in order to use PUM if the PeopleSoft Update Image that I have downloaded is on a more recent PeopleTools version than the target?
 21. What do I need to do to prepare for PUM if I am on PeopleSoft 9.1?

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