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  1. 2 votes
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  3. IEC61850 encryption

    Implement TLS encryption between the IEC61850 Connector and the target IED(s) as per TS 62351.

    2 votes
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  4. Make the PI Data Collection Manager default to a more user friendly configuration

    When the PI Data Collection Manager is installed, intuitive defaults are chosen, and intuitive redirects are not set up. The PI Data Collection Manager installation should:

    -By default, check for port 443 and 80 availability on the machine. If they are available, set the collection manager up on port 443, and set up a site on port 80 to do a HTTP -> HTTPS redirect.
    -Set up a redirect, redirecting the root / site to /UI.

    These two changes would greatly improve remote management, and management of the server itself. Rather than doing the intuitive thing and visiting the root…

    2 votes
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  5. Need EtherNet/IP connector to be able to read and write.

    Need EtherNet/IP connector to be able to read and write.
    Currently EtherNet/IP connector is read only.

    2 votes
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  6. Naming of the Data Access Filter File when exporting the available Type Definitions

    Currently, the filename will always be AvailableTypeDefinitions.csv. The filename should contain at a minimum the data source name.

    For example: <DataSource><DateTime>AvailableTypeDefinitions.csv

    2 votes
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  7. Increase the default log size

    The current default log size in the event viewer is 1MB. Although it can easily be increased, a larger default (100MB+) would allow to catch errors the first time they occur and allow for further troubleshooting then having to change it and have to replicate the error one more time.

    2 votes
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  8. Use units in the attribute templates of the element templates that PI Connectors create

    Currently, all of the attribute templates of the element templates that PI Connectors create have their unit stated in their description but do not have a Default UOM assigned to them. Please assign Default UOMs to the attribute templates to save the user from doing this manually.

    2 votes
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  9. Use a consistent language-region separator for Locale

    Currently, the language-region separator in the Locale choices can be any of "-" (hyphen-minus), "–" (en dash), or ":" (colon). For consistency, please use only 1 separator.

    2 votes
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  10. Use the most recently used Locale as the default

    The default Locale is currently "English - United States" for all new data sources. Please consider using "English - United States" as the default Locale only for the 1st data source, and using the most recently used Locale as the default for all subsequent data sources. This saves the user from repetitive Locale configuration.

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  11. Cognex Vision System Connector

    I am interested in a Cognex Vision System Connector.

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  12. PI Connector for HART-IP: Remove UoM from being added to PI point "descriptor" attribute

    Currently, the connector applies the UoM to the PI point "descriptor" attribute. If I want to write in a custom descriptor, every time I restart the connector, I then need to re-edit all of the points.

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  13. Support response and additional handling of POST requests

    Have the PI Connector for UFL running in REST Server mode respond to the first PUT/POST request with additional information, which then allows the RESTful endpoint to generate a second PUT/POST request with the data we want to parse and store in PI Data Archive.

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  14. Enable health tag creation even when "Create Data Source Asset in AF" is unselected

    Unselecting the Transformation Rule parameter "Create Data Source Asset in AF" for OPC UA 2.x causes the default health tags to not be created.

    Users who want this parameter unselected for control of the top-most asset in AF may still want the health tags created to monitor the status of the Connector.

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  15. Allow connectors to write to a buffered PI Point

    The customer stores shelving and alarming event data in the same PI point, as they are two parts of a full picture. They receive alarm data through the interface for OPCAE, however shelving events are not exposed through this data path, and they have to export the shelving events on a scheduled basis as CSV files, then consume them using the interface/connector for UFL. Sending the data to two separate points and then combining with analysis would add to the complexity of an already complex process, so it's not desirable to use this method.

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  16. PI Data Collection Manager (DCM) High Availability (HA)

    I would like to have failover or high availability for the the PI Data Collection Manager (DCM)

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  17. Have more KPIs/diagnostics for PI System Connector

    In Data Collection Manager, it would be good to have a status on Currently Synchronized Elements, Events, Tags, structure. Be able to count the events and tags that failed to synchronize since some time. Missing values in tags between source and destination...

    Today the diagnostics are poor, difficult to understand and disappear very quickly

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  18. IEC61850 - Support connection to servers requiring custom COTP parameters (network addressing)

    The connector should be able to define all the COTP parameters to connect to IEC61850 servers.

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  19. 1 vote
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  20. PI Connector For Power BI Desktop: the Swiss Army knife of non-real-time data collection

    Despite having released hundreds of PI Interfaces and dozens of PI Connectors, OSIsoft struggles to keep up with the ever-increasing number of data sources. Meanwhile, there's Power BI Desktop, a free program by Microsoft that allows users to combine and reshape data from different sources by using a simple query language (Power Query) or the even simpler GUI. It is a perfect match!

    The PI Connector For Power BI Desktop would instantly give PI support for many more data sources, and users can always write custom data connectors for data sources that are not natively supported and possibly share them…

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