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Monitoring Connector health

Support for health tags (similar to UniInt health tags), Windows performance counters, or any other way to bring Connector status and health information into PI tags to put them side-by-side with Interface health monitoring.

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  • Gabriel Michaud-Verreault commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    IO rates (data source specific), heartbeat, and Device status (data source specific) would be the minimum acceptable to be able to monitor a connector. The same should also be applied to the relay for relay-enabled connectors.

  • wilson.laizo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to have information's like Number of files processed and Number of Events processed, preferable in the Perfmon to be able to get it using the Perfmon interface (similar to what we have in PI Analysis)

  • Michael Kreideweis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We'd also need health tags for the UFL connector. We monitor the interface-health by checking IO-rates and heartbeats in PI AF and Notifications.

  • gheorghe.vatui commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be nice to have several sets of same type of health tags, each set monitoring a particular data flow within the connector itself. We need to know when there are issues with a specific data flow, not just issues with the connector.

  • BrentAWebster commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For UFL connector it is able to have multiple streams for a single service that can be controlled independently of the service. Health tags to monitor such streams would also be fabulous.

  • eduss81 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    in UFL connector, it should be great if we have an option to easily configure tags to have latest file timestamp for each data souce and also list of tags created by the connector.

  • ICT@EnelServizi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great Idea, it should be very useful for automatic alerting once combined with PI Notifications functionalities

  • CPedreros_MRO commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would also like to see a counter like the IO Rates. This is crucial to our daily monitor while collecting data. I have seen too many times that tags get in stored-forward state, which basically stop collecting data for those particular tag. (PI-Connector for Wonderware)

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