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  1. Add support for TLS 1.3 to the 1st-generation PI Connectors

    The highest version of TLS that the 1st-generation PI Connectors currently support is 1.2. Please add support for TLS 1.3 to make the administration pages of the 1st-generation PI Connectors load faster and more securely.

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  2. Add support for TLS 1.3 to the PI Data Collection Manager (PI DCM)

    The highest version of TLS that the PI Data Collection Manager currently supports is 1.2. Please add support for TLS 1.3 to make the PI Data Collection Manager load faster and more securely.

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  3. Add 2 new PI Connector categories on UserVoice: "PI Data Collection Manager" & "PI Connector Relay"

    The number of suggestions for the PI Data Collection Manager and the PI Connector Relay is building up, and they are currently all going under the "General" category. Please add new categories for these programs and reclassify existing suggestions accordingly.

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  4. Allow filtering of source points

    In the HabConnect Connector the only filtering of source composite ID's for inclusion into PI is through use of wildcards. As a user I want to filter not at the query level to sampler, rather filter out tags in the result set (preferably using regex) that are to be included to PI.

    The current mechanism can be tremendously wasteful in configuration time, tending towards error, and impact system resources. For example, using a record type, say DEVICE, you want only specific substations, you have to create multiple queries for each specific substation. If you need to monitor a dozen substations,…

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  5. Support delayed startup of queries for GE HabConnect Connector

    In some EMS configuration it is possible that to connect and query sampler before habitat database has initialized. This can cascade throughout PI -- analytics set to watch for minimum values, applications looking for status changes, etc. It is almost impossible to repair since the source system reported it -- the only way I understand to fix it would be to backfill from eTerra Archive on every failover or startup.

    The current interface supports a delayed startup option, which combined with PERMANENT supports some ability to avoid this condition. However a more flexible solution would be an option, by query…

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  6. Enable GE Habconnect default attributes by query

    Newest version of the GE HabConnect Connector supports default point attributes to be added at the field level. However, many attributes are set at the query level -- security for example.

    In addition, some installations potentially require dozens of queries. Having to set defaults at the field level grows the size of the configuration dramatically, and obscures the important configuration settings.

    Please support setting default attributes at the query instead of, or in addition to the field level.

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  7. Elapsed time of last discovery, being a good feature to add into Connector display under Data tab in DCM

    Elapsed time of last discovery is a good piece of information and being a good feature to add into Connector display under Data tab in DCM page.

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  8. Add a checkbox disabling Tag and Element creation

    Case1:
    OPC UA Connector configured in a way that if the automation system will offer new tags, they will be created on PI system automatically. However, this makes running out of tags on the PI Server. Is there a possibility to start the OPC UA Connector, although new tags cannot be created.
    Case2:
    In a “validated environment”  in pharmaceutical companies, no one (including Connectors) is supposed to make changes in the system configuration without extended paperwork.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  13. Connector syncing to existing points in the DA/AF servers.

    Can there be another Excel export/import step when establishing the "Destination" where the "Source" points be matched w/ what points already exist in the DA/AF server?

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  14. Use DESCRIP_POINT, ANALOG for e-terraPipeline description strings

    The PI Connector for e-terraHabitat HabConnect SAMPLER pulls tag descriptions from the PNTNAM and ALGNAM records. For Oil & Gas e-terraPipeline (a.k.a. ETPL or "LMS") customers, the DESCRIP field on those records are usually left blank, or they have a very generic value. The description for new Pi Tags created by this connector should come from the individual POINT or ANALOG records instead. This information was confirmed by a GE employee as being applicable to all current ETPL/LMS customers.

    For my company, here are a couple of examples:

    DESCRIPALGNAM = "# - Interface Level - #"
    DESCRIP
    ANALOG =…

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  15. Optionally not include Galaxy name

    Add capability to include Galaxy name or not and include specific areas or not. In the current system I am working with, the primary and backup WW Galaxies are named differently. This causes the Connector to build separate trees in AF.

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  16. Have Option to Enable Exception Testing

    Related enhancement request: https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555139/suggestions/37362121.

    There are use cases where the need for exception go beyond simply reducing network traffic achieved by the current wire-level compression. The Ethernet IP connector has the potential to send very high frequency data which often exists in the real-world as noise. Other PI System components that operate off of snapshot data such as the PItoPI interface and various visualization products can be negatively impacted by this lack of a data filter.

    See also https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/320517-pi-vision/suggestions/39650839-option-to-disable-snapshot-values-on-trends.

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  17. WITSML - XML in debug logs instead

    To troubleshoot data collection issues in the PI Connector for WITSML, it is often required to trace the request made by the connector and responses (XML) returned by the WITSML Server. This is currently only available when running the connector interactively. It should be logged in the Event Viewer of dedicated log files for post-mortem analysis and ease of use.

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  18. PI Connector automatic configuration file loading

    Have PI Connector for OPC UA to read automaticaly the tag configuration file (.CSV).

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  19. PI Connector for MQTT Sparkplug - Allow users to configure clean session flag

    I would like to be able to configure the 'clean session' flag when configuring data sources on the connector, to allow for messages to be buffered on the broker in the event that the connector is unavailable.

    Currently the connector sets the clean session flag to true, and this is not configurable.

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