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. 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.

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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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    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.

  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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    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.

  4. 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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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.…

    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.

  9. Securing the PI System

    As an ICS systems engineer, I need to understand and easily configure Authentication and Authorization settings to secure the PI System from the point of data collection to data access and remote display viewing.

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  10. Limit log file transfer to only essential context

    For remote assets, transferring the entire log files could be taxing on the network. Limit the transfer to aspects of the log that are essential for troubleshooting.

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  11. Expose PI components on the UI based on end user's role

    Each equipment/asset owner needs to only see the PI components (interfaces, etc) that pertain to data collection from their equipment. Making all interfaces we have on site visible to all users will make it difficult for asset owners to find what is relevant to them.

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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. 2 votes
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  13. 2 votes
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  14. 2 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.

  15. 2 votes
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  18. Add Support for DNP3 Interface

    I would like to be able to monitor the health of my DNP3 interfaces using PSH.

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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.

  19. Integrate SSO for PI ML

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

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  20. 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.

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