Have PSD detect PI client tools installs
In our landscape, we usually create an ‘Admin’ server for each major PI system and install all the client tools on it for support staff to use for bulk work because it is normally easier (rather than their desktops) due to the admin servers being faster and closer to the PI/AF servers, and they require their administrative security account, rather than their desktop account. We have had use cases where we need to know what version of a client tool is installed everywhere (in the server landscape) so we know which ones need to be upgraded to a newer version. The intent is purely to know what is installed where (inventory), not any kind of status/monitoring information (as that doesn’t really make sense with clients).
We want to see the following clients reported:
- PI ProcessBook
- PI DataLink
- PI SMT
- AF Client (PSE)
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.
AdminRhonda Clendenon (Admin, OSIsoft) commented
During PI World 2018 Lab - Preview of PI System Health and PI System Directory, one customer said it is very important for EA customers to know their client tool inventory as well to make sure they are in compliance with their user accounts.