"Network Manager" for PI AF Server
One of the common requests for health is the ability to track connections from clients. PI Data Archive has a much more native capability (Network Manager Statistics).
Currently, client connectivity can be tracked via modifications to the .config file - this is documented in a KB article - but is likely insufficient and too difficult for our needs for health since it requires access to local server logs and also would not account for load-balanced servers.
Basically, a "Network Manager Statistics" for PI AF Server.
PI Server 2018 has been released.
In response to Bill Busch, "Where is this information in AF 2018? I ..."
It is a little hidden in the AF 2018 version of PI System Explorer. Go to the PI System properties page and select the 'Counts' page. Then right-click and choose 'Connections'.
We are moving the RPC Metrics and Connections to tabs on the properties page in the next release to make them more visible.
Bill Busch commented
Where is this information in AF 2018? I don't see it in System Explorer anywhere.