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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. add PI License serial number

    add the PI license Serial number to the report

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  6. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Time Graph of Previous Events

    In the preview I saw at PI World, each event view had a list of the 3 most recent events.  That list will either be empty or have 3 items with the same name/description and a different date.  The important piece of information is the date (primarily) and duration (secondary).  Instead of a list of events, I think it would be more useful to show a column graph of maybe the last 30 or 90 days where the value of the columns is the number of occurrences.  That way, I could tell at a glance if my problem is recent,…

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