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. The old PI roadmap allowed us to perform some software release planning. Can you bring something like that in?

    The old Roadmap had planning lists, such that we had some clue to product updates and we could plan our internal software release schedules. The new roadmap is a great glossy for general long term strategies, but doesn't help us know what software may be released in the next quarter or year. Can you bring something like that back. Maybe a new name, since "Road map" has changed, but maybe "product planning guide"? Or, please pick a new name. Thanks.

    37 votes
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  2. Configuration as Code PI System wide

    "As a business owner, I want to set up change control procedures where any change to the PI System, be it the data archive, asset framework, PI Interfaces, PI Connectors, or any other component is done through a change in source controlled configuration files so I can track change requests, assign them to reviewers, and automatically apply them to production after the changes are applied to a test environment and satisfy automated tests. The configuration should be flexible enough to work with other deployment scripts so new servers can be automatically provisioned and configured if the configuration requires it."

    Essentially…

    3 votes
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  3. Integrate SSO for PI ML

    For better user manageability Single Sign On should be integrated into PI Manual Logger PC Client.

    1 vote
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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. 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).

    5 votes
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  6. 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.

    11 votes
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  7. 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.

    16 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.

  8. 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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  9. 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.

    6 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.

  10. add PI License serial number

    add the PI license Serial number to the report

    3 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.

  11. 3 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.

  12. 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

    56 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.

  13. 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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    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.

  14. 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.

  15. Tag Tuning Diagnostics

    I'd like to get indications about under compressed and over compressed Tags. Over Compressed Tags can result in data loss.

    19 votes
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  16. export version, configuration and health information for reporting

    would like to build report based on the available information. Ex: version installed, configuration of the PI software and their health status.

    7 votes
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  17. Integrate PSH data with enterprise monitoring tools

    I'd like PSH to integrate with Enterprise Monitoring Tools such as Splunk or MS SCOM so that I can see PI System Health data in one console (with my enterprise monitoring solution).

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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.

  18. Alert on buffer queue corruption

    Detect when I have buffer queue corruption and alert on that issue.  Original post in NOC Services - https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/596665-noc-services/suggestions/18788656-alert-on-buffer-queue-corruption.

    7 votes
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  19. 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.

    31 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.

  20. Performance Counter for Critical, Error, and Warning messages.

    In addition to a performance counter for total messages sent into the PI log, it would be very useful to have performance counter to determine which of these messages are Critical, Error, or Warning messages. This way, users can monitor specifically when a certain type of message appears in the log, and even create Notifications around them.

    6 votes
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