In this course, you will learn about the topics surrounding the design and implementation of a highly available PI System. Specifically, you will learn how to install a PI Data Archive and form a PI Collective within an existing system. Additionally, the course will cover the basics of installing a PI Interface, enabling the PI Buffer Subsystem, and configuring a PI Interface for Interface Failover. Additionally, this course covers topics like security and managing connections while working with various PI System utilities, such as PI System Management Tools, PI Collective Manager, and the PI Interface Configuration Utility.
This course is self-paced for your convenience. Thus, there are no live components to the course, nor are there are required login hours. Please use the video lectures for instruction along with the course exercises to gain hands-on experience working with key concepts. Most importantly, get involved in the discussion forums here on the PI Square community and interact with your peers and experts both at OSIsoft and other organizations, post questions, answer questions posted by others, and overall help each other learn as you would in a classroom environment.
If you’re enrolled in a facilitated session of this course, you also have the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion by submitting a final project to your course facilitator. Please see the final project for details.
This course is primarily suited for the professional who develops implementation plans for new Enterprise software applications. It is for someone who needs to understand the various parts of the PI System, resource requirements, and High Availability and redundancy options inherent in the PI System. Overall, this course is intended to prepare you to develop the best way for your organization to integrate the PI System infrastructure into your existing Enterprise. No system management tasks will be taught in this course.
Basic knowledge of the following: domains and workgroups, your own architectural constraints and structure
This course will not cover basic networking knowledge, thus the student should be familiar with the following:
Optional Virtual Learning Environment
This course will leverage an optional PI System configuration within the OSIsoft Virtual Learning Environment. The Virtual Learning Environment is composed of virtual machines hosted on Microsoft Azure that you can access remotely. Please see Online Course's FAQ for the VLE system requirements.
Below are the video lectures for this course. We have placed the topics in the same order as they would be presented in a live instructor-led course. However, feel free to view the videos in any order, spread over any interval. You can also rewind and rewatch parts of the videos that you need to view again. Also be sure to check out the Online Course Videos - Tips and Tricks if your videos look fuzzy!
PI System Architecture and Planning
Forming a PI Collective for High Availability
Configuring UniInt Failover with PI Interfaces
Advanced PI System Architectures
Want to earn a certificate in this course? Register for the next facilitated session here.
Don't have your own PI System sandbox? Register for the Virtual Learning Environment here.
Currently enrolled in the course? Jump to the discussion forums here.
The following exercises serve to reinforce the concepts learned in the video lectures. We strongly encourage you to try things out in the provided virtual environment, using both the video lectures and the exercises as pointers.
Please note that the facilitator will NEVER ask you to share proprietary information with the class. Additionally, anything shared with the facilitator as proof of work will be destroyed at the end of the course.