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  1. Include information from Json body in the stream name created by the MQTT Adapter

    As a system admin I would like to send mqtt messages from multiple devices to a single topic on an mqtt broker. Each message would contain data for the device along with a field to say which device the data has come from. Then I would like to use the mqtt adapter to read in the messages from this topic and to split the data into different streams depending on which device is referenced in the message. This is preferable to sending to individual topics per device since it would require less configuration on the mqtt broker since there could…

    1 vote

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  2. read files from AWS S3, Azure storage and Google Cloud Storage

    For example, model inference data is written to storage and required destination is a PI System.

    1 vote

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  3. PI Adapter for OPC UA data filtering based on OPC status codes

    Currently, the PI Adapter for OPC UA sends good quality data to the configured data endpoint with no way to filter on different good quality statuses. There are several OPC status codes that fall under the Good Quality Data classification.

    When the status code changes from "Good" to "GoodOverload" because they fall under the OPC Good Quality Data classification, both are being sent to the configured data endpoint.
    User would like to have the option to filter good quality data. For example, send only data with "Good" status code to the endpoint and filter out "Good
    Overload" data.

    1 vote

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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    What…

    19 votes

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  6. 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.

    What…

    1 vote

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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    24 votes

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  9. 19 votes

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  10. 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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  11. Allow PI Adapter for MQTT (Generic) to process non-json payloads

    Some MQTT devices do not send json payloads; for example, some devices send a single value as the payload for a specific topic.

    It would be beneficial for the adapter to be able to handle this rather than to convert these payloads into json before they get to the adapter.

    6 votes

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  12. Enable Auto Discovery for PI Adapter for MQTT SparkplugB to always listen for Birth and Death messages

    When utilizing the SparkplugB protocol for MQTT, it would be beneficial for the adapter to be always listening for birth and death messages from specific Edge of Network nodes.

    This way, the device can send a birth message to have itself added to the data selection array, then a death message to have itself removed. This would enforce a data selection array that's always reflecting the current state of devices connected to the broker, doesn't miss any data messages, and doesn't bloat over time.

    5 votes

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  13. Stream-level debugging

    As a PI System Administrator, I'd like to be able to trace values being received, and subsequently being sent by the Adapter, similar to PI Interfaces.

    Having the ability to trace/log timestamps and values for specific streams would greatly help in troubleshooting data issues, without requiring a network trace or other troubleshooting tools.

    2 votes

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  14. PI Adapter for (generic) MQTT to enable auto-discovery of key value pairs using wildcards

    When reading from a generic MQTT broker, we currently need to specify explicitly each key value pairs we want to collect inside the data selection json configuration file. This prevents us from really being agile at the time of the initial setup and for each new information we want to collect, as we need to explicitly define the information manually into the Adapter.

    We would like the PI Adapter for (generic) MQTT to be able to capture automatically exposed key value pairs in the MQTT broker following a wildcard pattern. For instance take this example payload:
    {
    "EquipABC.Location": "0020121047111948",
    "EquipABC.Status":…

    4 votes

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  15. PI Adapter for OPC UA data conversion

    As a PI System Administrator, I would like to be able to apply conversion factors to the data that is being gathered from our OPC UA server. This would allow us to get data in the format/units we'd like, without requiring extra tags and/or calculations.

    2 votes

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  16. PI Adapter for MQTT should include MQTT broker

    Having to deal with a MQTT broker between the data source and the PI Adapter adds a single point of failure to the data handling and weakens the data flow end-to-end.
    From the data source we can guarantee that the data will reach the MQTT broker, but we cannot guarantee that the PI Adapter will in turn reach the broker.
    Goal is to secure the MQTT data collection end-to-end (equipment to PI Data Archive) with reliable SW built, maintained and supported by OSIsoft.

    7 votes

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  17. PI Adapter for OPC UA Array Support

    As a PI System Administrator, I would like for the PI Adapter for OPC UA to support array data types from the OPC UA Server. A large amount of our data may be contained within arrays on our OPC UA Server, so we would not currently be able to collect that data.

    5 votes

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  18. 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.

    20 votes

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  19. 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.

    8 votes

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  20. 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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