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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.

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AdminTodd Brown (Product Manager, OSIsoft) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
RESEARCHING / EVALUATING  ·  AdminJanelle Minich (Admin, OSIsoft) responded  · 

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.

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  • halla commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like the idea!
    What would be really nice is if we could have our custom integration components (AFSDK apps for instance) report through the same mechanism to show their health.

    We have many custom components in our workflows and understanding their health would be a huge benefit.

  • Kenneth Barber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I guess this leads to a generalization: have a way to show the connectivity between assets and attributes related to the connections. For example, we could have the pipe connections between tanks and pumps, or the flow of rock from a blast pile into a loader bucket and into a haul truck, which will dump the rock into either an ore pile or a waste rock pile.

  • flost commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like this idea. It would be great to have also information about number of connections and the amount of data (bits per second and overal amount of data sent). It should be possible to gather this information from the logs - having this function from OSI would make it ease for us.

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