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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    PI APS Connectors are outdated. They use both PI SDK and the PI Module Database, which are both deprecated. Maybe the solution to this problem is not to fix the PI APS Connector, but to use a different PI product entirely (PI Connector For OPC UA?).

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    There are products that are deprecated but still supported that do not have a corresponding section on the feedback website. The suggestions for NOC Services, which is outdated but not deprecated or unsupported, are closed for voting. Early last year, OSIsoft declined a bunch of suggestions and yet somehow the AF Transformer suggestions lived on. And here we have AF Transformer, which is unsupported, but suggestions for it are still accepted and existing suggestions are still open for voting. It makes no sense.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    If I had to guess why this course was retired in almost all languages even where the successor doesn't exist, then I think that it is because there is too much emphasis on PI Trusts, which can mislead the learner into thinking that this approach is still recommended. It is better for learners to search for guidance elsewhere than to have an easy guide in the wrong direction.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    If writes are required, it might be best to have read-only and write-only versions of the PI Adapter.

    See this suggestion for more details:
    https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555142-pi-interfaces/suggestions/40997296-separate-commonly-used-pi-interfaces-into-read-onl

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    This should be classified under the "OPC UA" category:
    https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/930280-pi-adapters?category_id=417871

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    Development to support failover for PI Adapter for MQTT and PI Adapter for OPC UA is underway. Failover for additional PI Adapters will be prioritized based on customer and market needs. Please continue to share your PI Adapter failover use cases with us!

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    I'm not sure that I completely understand the "specific ask", but I'll try to answer. If my answer is not what Allison was getting at, please let me know.

    We currently have redundant instances of DeltaV that send their data to redundant OPC DA servers, which use redundant instances of the PI Interface For OPC DA to send data to a PI Collective in the DMZ network, which uses redundant instances of the PI To PI Interface to send data to a PI Collective on the business network. Everything that can be redundant is redundant, and we don't want to sacrifice any of this redundancy. Our PI Asset Framework and PI Analysis Service would probably also be redundant if we used them more.

    As for reasons why we might expect a PI Adapter to go down, that would include everything that Ingo@Uniper said plus:
    • The PI Adapter license expires (a perpetual option would be nice)
    • The PI Adapter or the computer on which it is installed fails to start up for whatever reason. This includes failing to start up due to a bug in the PI Adapter.
    • More wiggle room and peace of mind when making changes to the PI Adapter computer. If we have only the 1 computer, then we won't make changes to it, even if they're good changes (e.g. software/OS/security updates), for fear of disrupting the data flow and being in a rush to restore it.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    We use the PI Interface For OPC DA to send data to a PI Collective in the DMZ network, which uses the PI To PI Interface to send data to a PI Collective on the business network. Having redundancy is very important to us, so if the PI Adapter For OPC UA supported failover, then I could propose that we use it instead, and we could simplify our setup to have 1 less PI Collective and no PI Interfaces.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    If PI Adapters are to eventually replace PI Interfaces and PI Connectors, this will be necessary. To many customers, having redundancy is more important than using the latest, fastest, most secure/user-friendly/lightweight/scalable technology.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    PI Adapters, which are the successors to PI Connectors, don't support failover either. This includes the PI Adapter For OPC UA.
    https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/930280-pi-adapters/suggestions/41700007-support-failover-for-pi-adapters

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    I feel that the free courses should also be mentioned within the "PI System Basics" course to help ease people into PI and the learning platform a bit better.

    If we take an example from software trials, they are usually 30 days long. This is long enough for a person to get comfortable with the software and for "escalation of commitment" and the sense of "I want more" to kick in. "PI System: Basics" is only 1 hour long.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    More free content has been added since I wrote this suggestion. See my blog post for the full list:
    https://pisquare.osisoft.com/s/Blog-Detail/a8r1I000000HjFtQAK/organizing-supplementing-osisoft-learning

    Also, "[日本語/Japanese] PI DataLinkを使用した基本的なレポートの作成" is no longer free. The OSIsoft Learning Guide is also much more visible than it was when I wrote this suggestion.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    OSIsoft could implement this in a few ways:
    • a lonely "Free" filter
    • 2 filters: "Free" & "Paid"
    • a filter for each price
    • a text box in which the maximum price can be entered

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    "Online Course: Visualizing PI System Data with PI Vision" can be removed as well once the French and Portuguese versions of the course are retired. The English version is already retired in favour of "PI Vision: Basics" and "PI Vision: Beyond the Basics".

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    We are in the process of updating our courses to align styles more closely. Part of this update will include listing study hours for all courses, thank you for the feedback!

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