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  1. Support Alarms and Conditions

    Please provide additional information on how we can support Alarms and Conditions (Alarms and Events). In order to get a better understanding of what is needed on our side, we need plenty of information to help build a comprehensive and informative use case. Please comment with the following of information:
    o What is your primary use case for collecting A&C data?
    o How do you collect A&C data today?
    o How is their A&C data stored in PI?
    o What sort of alarm data do you have? I.e. instantaneous alarms, acknowledgements, alarms with a start and stop time?
    o What…

    86 votes

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    This feedback item has been moved from the PI Connectors forum to the PI Adapters forum.

    We are continuing to support the PI Connector for OPC UA with stability and security releases. However, for feature enhancements, we are considering them for the PI Adapter for OPC UA. We would like to hear more about your use cases for this functionality, so please share with us in the comments.

  2. Support Failover for PI Adapters

    As a customer, I need to ensure that the primary instance of the adapter fails over to a secondary instance to minimize data loss.

    46 votes

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  3. PI Adapter for OPC UA should be able to poll data from the OPC UA Server

    Currently the PI Adapter for OPC UA only collects unsolicited advised data that is different from the previous value. We would need to see a polling feature to be able to:
    - Refresh slow moving streams with updates with the same value but different timestamp
    - Get the information in the OPC UA Server at a defined time stamp

    This polling feature could pave the way to more features like setup the equivalent of "Trigger event tags" offered by the old PI OPC DA Interface technology

    40 votes

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  4. PI Adapter for OPC UA should poll a series of items based on a trigger events

    Same as the PI Interface for OPC DA feature with "Trigger Tags", the idea is to poll for updates on a series of item streams (tags) only when a certain item stream updates.

    The benefit of this is to create timestamp alignments between a series of data points, when a cycle begins or ends for instance. This is very useful for analysis and visualzation of production cycle efficiencies.

    29 votes

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  5. Support writing SYSTEM digital states when a bad status is received by PI Adapter for OPC UA

    Currently if PI Adapter for OPC UA received a status other than "Good" for an event, it will not write the data to its endpoint. PI Adapter for OPC UA should be able to write a SYSTEM digital state that indicates the status it received.

    25 votes

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  6. PI Adapters should accept a StreamID longer than 100 characters when writing to PI WebAPI OMF endpoint

    Currently a StreamId cannot have more than 100 characters because of a limitation in PI Cloud for this type of object. Nevertheless for PI Cores and PI Data Archive, the PI tag limit of characters is 1024.

    PI Adapters when writing to a PI WebAPI OMF endpoint should accept StreamID with more than 100 characters length to take into account a future migration path for customers currently using PI Connectors and working with existing PI tags with long tag names.

    24 votes

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  7. PI Adapter for OPC UA should be able to write outputs to the OPC UA Server

    The PI Adapter should be able to create a data pipe listener on certain streams (unsolicited reads) that would trigger the writes back to the OPC UA Server.

    This is useful when providing set points to the equipment without the need of establishing a second (DA to UA) data flow in parallel.

    22 votes

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  8. History Recovery for PI Adapter for OPC UA

    As a customer, I need to be able to recover history on the data streams so that data can be migrated from one system to another.

    22 votes

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  9. 20 votes

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  10. PI Adapter for AspenTech IP21

    We have customers who are using AspenTech IP 21 and would like to have data replicated in both PI DataArchive and OCS in the future. Since the PI Interface is a bit outdated, a new PI Adapter would make perfect sense (since there is already a PI Connector for WonderWare and Honeywell PHD). The PI Adapter shall support both PI and OCS.

    20 votes

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  11. Enable adding prefix to health & diagnostic PI tags

    We make use of strong naming convention for all our tags, using sets of prefixes/sufixes to properly position our PI tags in AF hierarchies.

    We are making use of the PI Adapter against the PI WebAPI endpoint. Now with the PI Adapter health & diagnostic PI tags that are auto-created when 'EnableDiagnostics' is set to "True" in the auto-created AF DB for this purpose, the auto-naming of these PI tags does not permit a configuration of the naming using a set of prefixes that would help us locate better in our data landscape the position of the PI Adapter.

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    19 votes

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  12. Enable the use of gMSA for PI Adapters running on Windows

    In our environment, we plan to deploy PI Adapters on Windows Server class OS. We are in a strict minimum privileges environment hence we only make use of gMSA on all PI services.

    We do not want to make use of a domain service account where the password is known (by a few) and can be impersonated. PI Adapters should be enabled to make use of such gMSA type of account to run the service in a secure manner.

    19 votes

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  13. PI Adapter for MQTT

    Create a PI Adapter that supports the MQTT messaging protocol and is capable of writing data to EDS, PI, and OCS.

    19 votes

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  14. Enable OmfEgress component to be configurable by instance (by component)

    In our process we wish to send a different set of data to different PI environments. For instance we would like all data to egress to the PROD environment while only egress a subset of data to the DEV environment, in which we don't need all the data.

    By removing a PItoPI link between PROD and DEV, this would largely reduce the complexity of the setup (especially when you have > 50 sites) while keeping a lower more manageable volume of data for development purposes.

    Currently when we setup PI Adapters, the OmfEgress component is configured for all instances on…

    16 votes

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  15. Allow remote configuration

    Adapters are currently only listening on localhost (127.0.0.1) causing them to be only accessible locally. For docker containers, they can only be accessed from within the container or directly on the host (with the --network host switch which results in not containerizing the container's networking) but they cannot be accessed for elsewhere (not able to bind them to 0.0.0.0)
    This makes adapter management very difficult in distributed environment.

    15 votes

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  16. PI Adapter for Structured Data Files

    Create a PI Adapter that supports parsing data from simple file formats (CSV, XML, JSON, plain text) and is capable of writing data to EDS, PI, and OCS.

    14 votes

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  17. PI Adapters to support installation on Windows Server 2016 and above

    To support the migration path of existing PI Interfaces / PI Connectors to PI Adapters, the installation packages available and SW requirements only has been certified for Windows 10 and Windows 10 IoT. We would require the ability to re-use existing HW in place for collecting data instead of having to deploy new HW with compatible OS that are not server class OS.

    9 votes

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  18. PI Adapter for RDBMS

    Create a PI Adapter for relational database management systems (RDBMS) to make data available in the PI Server, OCS, and EDS.

    9 votes

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  19. 9 votes

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  20. View PI Adapter log files via REST calls

    We would like to be able to see the adapter log files via REST calls. Going to the machine itself to view is problematic because of remoting into the router and then going into the container to view. I think in a lot of containerized situations a REST call access would be better.

    9 votes

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