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As most of you would already know that Oracle is now delivering PeopleSoft Virtual Images that can be used for variety of purposes like Demo, training purposes, applying patches, during upgrade etc. One thing to note here is that there are 3 different types of images currently available and you should review these image types, then decide and deploy the one that meets your requirement.
For e.g. If you download and deploy PeopleSoft Demo Image, you won’t be able to extract PeopleSoft patches from it. For maintenance of PeopleSoft 9.2 applications, you would need to download and deploy PeopleSoft Image(PI) to be used with PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM). Each PeopleSoft Virtual Image type has a specific purpose.
Below you will find the differences between each type of PeopleSoft Image and what are their uses. There are 3 types of PeopleSoft Virtual Images that are delivered by Oracle.