Manageability

Welcome to the PI System Manageability feedback page!

We created this forum to hear your ideas, feature suggestions, and feedback on how we could make the PI System more manageable. Manageability covers different aspects, including but not limited to, monitoring, deployment, upgrade, and managing different configurations. Please suggest your most important features and design change ideas on this site, and vote for your favorite ideas.

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  1. Make message logs easier to export in bulk

    Tech support often asks customers for message logs in bulk. The PISDKUtility and SMT are not good for this because they run out of memory if you try to load too many messages. The only way to export the logs is to use the command line pigetmsg utility and pipe the output to a text file, but PI users who haven't used it before often run into syntax errors when using it. It usually requires a step-by-step explanation, which also requires a caveat that pigetmsg.exe is in a different folder if the machine is a PI Server (%piserver%adm vs. %pihome64%adm).

    4 votes
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  2. Allow PI Buffer Subsystem (pibufss) to be managed by Powershell tools for the PI System

    Powershell is a convenient way to administer a PI Server. One limitation, however, is that there is no built-in functionality for administering pibufss with powershell. Please add PI Buffer Subsystem (pibufss) management to Powershell tools for the PI System.

    2 votes
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  3. Guidance on best practices

    As an ICS systems engineer, I need to provide broad, real-time access to operations data using the PI System while assuring that sensitive systems are defended appropriately via standard security zones and authorization mechanisms. So I need guidance on best practices in deployment and security as well as tools to verify them.

    8 votes
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  4. Add a column in PI System Directory showing the latest released version of PI Products

    It would be helpful to see if our PI system version is up to date and if not, what the latest released version is. This helps us with the upgrade planning.

    14 votes
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    OSIsoft is committed to providing customers with a more manageable system. We are working hard to solve the problems of deployment, security, and standardized health messaging within our products.

    PI System Health and PI System Directory were early steps in the manageability story, and we learned a lot thanks to significant customer testing and feedback. We also discovered that there is much more to making a truly manageable system through these engagements.  In order to pursue these larger needs surrounding manageability, we will not be releasing PI System Health, and we are putting PI System Directory on maintenance so that our engineering resources can be allocated toward these bigger efforts. As such, there are no additional enhancements for PI System Directory planned at this time.

    As a result, the status of this suggestion will be changed back to “No status” for the time being. Future status updates will be communicated here.

  5. Monitor data throughput for PI OPC DA interface

    Just knowing if the interface service is running is not enough. Knowledge of data throughput, events/sec, of PI OPC DA interface is needed to know if the OPC DA server is up and running and there are no connection issues.

    3 votes
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  6. I'd like PSH/NOC to monitor PI Vsion

    I'd like to have PSH and the NOC Service monitor the health of my PI Vision system.

    14 votes
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    OSIsoft is committed to providing customers with a more manageable system. We are working hard to solve the problems of deployment, security, and standardized health messaging within our products.

    PI System Health and PI System Directory were early steps in the manageability story, and we learned a lot thanks to significant customer testing and feedback. We also discovered that there is much more to making a truly manageable system through these engagements.  In order to pursue these larger needs surrounding manageability, we will not be releasing PI System Health, and we are putting PI System Directory on maintenance so that our engineering resources can be allocated toward these bigger efforts. As such, there are no additional enhancements for PI System Directory planned at this time.

    As a result, the status of this suggestion will be changed back to “No status” for the time being. Future status updates will be communicated here.

  7. Monitor the health of analytics/notifications

    As a user of asset-analytics and notifications, I need an  easy way to know that PI Analysis and PI Notifications services are in good health and that event frames/notifications are being generated/sent as expected

    45 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Health  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OSIsoft is committed to providing customers with a more manageable system. We are working hard to solve the problems of deployment, security, and standardized health messaging within our products.

    PI System Health and PI System Directory were early steps in the manageability story, and we learned a lot thanks to significant customer testing and feedback. We also discovered that there is much more to making a truly manageable system through these engagements.  In order to pursue these larger needs surrounding manageability, we will not be releasing PI System Health, and we are putting PI System Directory on maintenance so that our engineering resources can be allocated toward these bigger efforts. As such, there are no additional enhancements for PI System Directory planned at this time.

    As a result, the status of this suggestion will be changed back to “No status” for the time being. Future status updates will be communicated here.

  8. I'd like PSH/NOC to monitor Web API Services

    I'd like to have PSH and the NOC Service monitor the health of my Web API Services.

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI System Health  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OSIsoft is committed to providing customers with a more manageable system. We are working hard to solve the problems of deployment, security, and standardized health messaging within our products.

    PI System Health and PI System Directory were early steps in the manageability story, and we learned a lot thanks to significant customer testing and feedback. We also discovered that there is much more to making a truly manageable system through these engagements.  In order to pursue these larger needs surrounding manageability, we will not be releasing PI System Health, and we are putting PI System Directory on maintenance so that our engineering resources can be allocated toward these bigger efforts. As such, there are no additional enhancements for PI System Directory planned at this time.

    As a result, the status of this suggestion will be changed back to “No status” for the time being. Future status updates will be communicated here.

  9. PI System Connectivity Map

    Build a visual PI System connectivity map that shows how interfaces and servers (etc) are connected from so many different places.

    27 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Health  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OSIsoft is committed to providing customers with a more manageable system. We are working hard to solve the problems of deployment, security, and standardized health messaging within our products.

    PI System Health and PI System Directory were early steps in the manageability story, and we learned a lot thanks to significant customer testing and feedback. We also discovered that there is much more to making a truly manageable system through these engagements.  In order to pursue these larger needs surrounding manageability, we will not be releasing PI System Health, and we are putting PI System Directory on maintenance so that our engineering resources can be allocated toward these bigger efforts. As such, there are no additional enhancements for PI System Directory planned at this time.

    As a result, the status of this suggestion will be changed back to “No status” for the time being. Future status updates will be communicated here.

  10. Securing the PI System

    As an ICS systems engineer, I need to understand and easily configure Authentication and Authorization settings to secure the PI System from the point of data collection to data access and remote display viewing.

    2 votes
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  11. Limit log file transfer to only essential context

    For remote assets, transferring the entire log files could be taxing on the network. Limit the transfer to aspects of the log that are essential for troubleshooting.

    2 votes
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  12. Support duplicate performance monitoring PI points with mPI

    Managed PI should check to see if performance tags already exist and either allow duplicates or provide a way to change the performance points it wants to create.

    6 votes
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  13. add PI License serial number

    add the PI license Serial number to the report

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI System Directory  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OSIsoft is committed to providing customers with a more manageable system. We are working hard to solve the problems of deployment, security, and standardized health messaging within our products.

    PI System Health and PI System Directory were early steps in the manageability story, and we learned a lot thanks to significant customer testing and feedback. We also discovered that there is much more to making a truly manageable system through these engagements.  In order to pursue these larger needs surrounding manageability, we will not be releasing PI System Health, and we are putting PI System Directory on maintenance so that our engineering resources can be allocated toward these bigger efforts. As such, there are no additional enhancements for PI System Directory planned at this time.

    As a result, the status of this suggestion will be changed back to “No status” for the time being. Future status updates will be communicated here.

  14. Possible integration of PI System Health with internal ticketing systems

    Make it possible for PI System Health to integrate/communicate with out internal IT ticketing system. This way, any health-related issue identified by PSH can be a trigger in our ticketing system.

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  PI System Health  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OSIsoft is committed to providing customers with a more manageable system. We are working hard to solve the problems of deployment, security, and standardized health messaging within our products.

    PI System Health and PI System Directory were early steps in the manageability story, and we learned a lot thanks to significant customer testing and feedback. We also discovered that there is much more to making a truly manageable system through these engagements.  In order to pursue these larger needs surrounding manageability, we will not be releasing PI System Health, and we are putting PI System Directory on maintenance so that our engineering resources can be allocated toward these bigger efforts. As such, there are no additional enhancements for PI System Directory planned at this time.

    As a result, the status of this suggestion will be changed back to “No status” for the time being. Future status updates will be communicated here.

  15. Add the feedback widget to PSH UI

    Make it easy for users to provide their feedback on the product while using PI System Health UI

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI System Health  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OSIsoft is committed to providing customers with a more manageable system. We are working hard to solve the problems of deployment, security, and standardized health messaging within our products.

    PI System Health and PI System Directory were early steps in the manageability story, and we learned a lot thanks to significant customer testing and feedback. We also discovered that there is much more to making a truly manageable system through these engagements.  In order to pursue these larger needs surrounding manageability, we will not be releasing PI System Health, and we are putting PI System Directory on maintenance so that our engineering resources can be allocated toward these bigger efforts. As such, there are no additional enhancements for PI System Directory planned at this time.

    As a result, the status of this suggestion will be changed back to “No status” for the time being. Future status updates will be communicated here.

  16. Auto register AF attribute when creating PI tag

    Way forward now is utilizing PI AF in managing PI tag. Hence by having a feature or tool to auto register or create AF attribute when a PI tag is created will be helpful in promoting and leveraging PI AF as a single source and platform in utilizing PI data.

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  17. Auto register AF attribute when creating PI tag

    Way forward now is utilizing PI AF in managing PI tag. Hence by having a feature or tool to auto register or create AF attribute when a PI tag is created will be helpful in promoting and leveraging PI AF as a single source and platform in utilizing PI data.

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  18. Expose PI components on the UI based on end user's role

    Each equipment/asset owner needs to only see the PI components (interfaces, etc) that pertain to data collection from their equipment. Making all interfaces we have on site visible to all users will make it difficult for asset owners to find what is relevant to them.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI System Health  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OSIsoft is committed to providing customers with a more manageable system. We are working hard to solve the problems of deployment, security, and standardized health messaging within our products.

    PI System Health and PI System Directory were early steps in the manageability story, and we learned a lot thanks to significant customer testing and feedback. We also discovered that there is much more to making a truly manageable system through these engagements.  In order to pursue these larger needs surrounding manageability, we will not be releasing PI System Health, and we are putting PI System Directory on maintenance so that our engineering resources can be allocated toward these bigger efforts. As such, there are no additional enhancements for PI System Directory planned at this time.

    As a result, the status of this suggestion will be changed back to “No status” for the time being. Future status updates will be communicated with here.

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