Manageability

Welcome to the PI System Manageability feedback site!

We created this forum to hear your ideas, challenges, 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.
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  1. 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.

    3 votes
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  2. 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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    This is something we are planning for a future version of PI System Health. No specific version targeted yet, but it would come after the first two releases of PI System Health.

    v.1 will focus on monitoring the health of the data flow
    v.2 will expand to monitor health of AF, Notifications, and Asset Analytics.

  3. 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

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

    In the PI System Health Tool, we are currently planning to detect health problems for AF, Notifications and Analytics in the 2018 R2 timeframe.

    Do you have additional feedback / requirements about how you currently detect when Notifications have stopped working?

  4. 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.

    12 votes
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    This is something we are planning for a future version of PI System Health. No specific version targeted yet, but it would come after the first two releases of PI System Health.

    v.1 will focus on monitoring the health of the data flow
    v.2 will expand to monitor health of AF, Notifications, and Asset Analytics.

  5. 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.

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

    We are working on a new tool to help surface the health of your PI System. We have 2 visualizations currently planned for this tool. The first is a visual display of your Enterprise PI System in a “sunburst” style graphic. Each machine or component is represented, and turns red-yellow-green to indicate health status.

    When drilling into a specific component type, there will be a data flow map that indicates how things are connected, and how it is performing.

    We’ve learned that data flow maps at an enterprise level aren’t very scalable, but the feedback we’ve received on the current designs has been very positive from customers. We are targeting a CTP in the fall of 2017.

  6. 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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  7. 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.

    2 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    11 votes
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  11. add PI License serial number

    add the PI license Serial number to the report

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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.

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