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. 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.

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  2. PSD to report on SQL Server install

    I would like PSD to report on the SQL Server install. SQL Server is a core component of a PI system as it is required by AF, and used by PI Vision and PI Manual Logger. Similar to the OS information, I want to know where SQL Server is installed in my landscape, and what flavor (Enterprise, Express, etc.) & version.

    In the future I would also like PSH to monitor the SQL Server service and report when it stops/fails/etc.

    4 votes
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  3. Collect more information about the host operating system environment. For example: is it running Windows Core

    As a system administrator or as an upgrade implementation planner, I need to know the operating system environment that is hosting the software. mPI (Managed PI) collects information about the host OS version, whether physical or virtualized, and whether 32-bit or 64-bit. mPI transferrs this inventory infomation to the OSIsoft NOC where it is visible to NOC Engineers, EPMs, CoEEs, and customers. mPI should also capture whether the host OS is running as Windows Core. This should be feasible since it is available as a registry entry.

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    PI System Directory will be able to show you the operating system, version, and other software and configuration information about a particular computer or details about specific OSIsoft software installed on that computer.

    This software is in a closed CTP right now, and our first release is planned for the end of 2017.

  4. 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.…

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  5. add PI License serial number

    add the PI license Serial number to the report

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  7. Automatically deselect components list items after applying labels

    When applying labels, automatically deselect everything in the components list after pressing the Apply button to prevent accidentally applying labels to components that were still selected.

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  8. Apply filter to component name or display name in PI System Directory

    Applying name filters to either the component name or the display name would be helpful based upon the type of user using the product. When a Display Name has been provided, you can no longer filter on the original component name.

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  9. Provide conditional operators when filtering versions in PI System Directory

    It would be helpful to filter versions using conditional operators such as searching for all OPC interfaces < 2.6.

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