CHECK APPSERVER LOGS. THE SITE BOOTED WITH INTERNAL DEFAULT SETTINGS, BECAUSE OF: bea.jolt.ApplicationException: TPESVCFAIL – application level service failure

I got this error when I fired up Peoplesoft signon page for the first time after a fresh install. The Message is misleading as I was unable to find anything in the app server logs. So what is the cause?

It turns out that the password for the user (PTWEBSERVER in my case) that is used to start the web server was not correct in my file.

I updated the password (you have to change and encrypt it) using instructions from here and bounce the app server and web server. After that everything was working as expected.

GParted in OEL6


rpm -Uvh gparted-0.6.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm

Mount NTFS drives in OEL6

download the *.tgz file from

export MAKE=’/usr/bin/gmail -i’
make install

fdisk -l to see your device handle will be like /dev/sd

mkdir -p /mnt/newmount1

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda /mnt/newmount1

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.