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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    1 vote
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  5. 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.

    1 vote
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  6. 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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  7. 2 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Automatically restart services

    Have a way to automatically have services restart, potentially tied to a health trigger value in a tag.

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