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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    26 votes

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  3. 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.

    32 votes

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  4. 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

    44 votes

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  5. PI Adapteur for OPC UA should support Specific DA Tag Naming

    As we are using an ISO based tag naming, we would like the PI Adapters to be able to write OPC UA Tag value into Specific tags in DA and not only in automaticaly created tags. Automated DA tag creation should be a possible choice, not the standard.

    3 votes

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    Thank you for your input. PI Adapter for OPC UA does support specific DA tag naming, as you can supply custom stream names. Please take a look at Kevin Geneva’s comment under this post of how this is handled through PI Web API.

  6. EdgeCmd option to add to PATH during installation

    Provide an option to add the EdgeCmd directory to PATH during the installation process on Windows.

    3 votes

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  7. 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.

    51 votes

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  8. 10 votes

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  9. 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.

    10 votes

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  10. PI Adapter for SNMP

    Write a PI Adapter that supports the SNMP protocol and is capable of writing data to EDS, PI, and OCS.

    8 votes

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    At this time we have decided to pause development of the PI Adapter for SNMP. Please continue to share your use cases with us as we may consider PI Adapter for SNMP for release in the future.

  11. PI Interface DNP3 - unsolicited data listen only mode of operation requested

    Is there an option in DNP3 driver (In fact at TCP level) to make it listen on a certain (usually 20000 for DNP3)? In era of IoT devices, most devices are sleeping devices, they wake up usually once a day and push data to DNP3 Master (PI), however DNP3 PI collector doesn't support this model. As an enduser I would like to utilize this mode of operation at our plant. FYI, there are other products e.g. Citect SCADA and ClearSCADA use two separate ports for Inbound and outbound DNP3 traffic to use the both modes simultaneously.

    4 votes

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    This item has been moved from the PI Interfaces forum to the PI Adapters forum as we will be focusing on the PI Adapter for DNP3 for future feature enhancements.

    We would like to learn more about the different scenarios in which this specific retrieval of unsolicited data is needed. Please continue to share your comments below.

  12. Add another Archive Mode option for the PI Interface for UFL

    There should be a way to configure the PI UFL interface to both discard duplicate events (same value at the same timestamp) and record multiple unique values for the same timestamp when these events come from multiple data files.

    For example, if multiple data files contain the following entries:

    (Timestamp)  (Value)
    11:00:00      ABC
    11:00:00      ABC
    11:00:00      XYZ

    The following data should be archived:

    (Timestamp) (Value)
    11:00:00 ABC
    11:00:00 XYZ

    9 votes

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

    We are continuing to support PI Interface for UFL with stability and security releases. However, for feature enhancements, we are starting to develop PI Adapter for Structured Data Files. We would like to hear more about your use cases for this functionality, so please share with us in the comments.

  13. 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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  14. 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…

    90 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.

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