What is the Training Cloud Environment? (Formerly VLE)

Blog Post created by jkim Employee on Oct 4, 2017

What is the OSIsoft Training Cloud Environment?

Simply put, OSIsoft's Training Cloud Environment (formerly known as VLE) is a PI System sandbox that allows you to learn new skills, to expand your knowledge through hands-on labs or with online courses, to check out new products, or to try things that you cannot easily do in your production environment.


Find out more about our Training Cloud Environment (formerly VLE) in this 3 min YouTube video:



What is included in the Training Cloud Environment?

Training Cloud Environment subscriptions include two types of environments: Hands-on Labs and Online Course


  • Hands-on Labs Cloud Environments contains various 2-3 hour self-guided labs that have been presented at the latest OSIsoft conferences and regional seminars. Since these labs are designed to be completed in a 2-3 hour time frame, each virtual machine included in the Hands-on Lab Cloud Environment subscriptions is designed to shut down and to reset every 8 hours. If you are interested in learning a large array of topics with the latest PI System technologies, this training environment is for you. To see the latest list of the hands-on labs included in the Hands-on Labs Cloud Environment subscriptions, visit the Training Cloud Environment pages below.
  • Online Course Cloud Environments are typically designed and developed specifically for different online courses. Most of our online courses are designed so that learners can follow the content while practising on their own system. If you purchase an administrative online course, you will be automatically granted access to the course-specific cloud environment. If you are taking a non-administrative online course and need the PI System to practice with, you can subscribe to a Training Cloud Environment.

To Subscribe to the Training Cloud Environment

Have More Questions About the Training Cloud Environment?

Please visit the OSIsoft Learning FAQ page, and scroll down to "Training Cloud Environment"