Final Project: Set Up a Simple PI System

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To complete this course and receive a certificate of completion, you must submit a successful final project before the end of the course period. If you have any questions about this, please contact your course facilitator or ask on the discussion forums.


Project Description: The final project for this course consists of four parts.


Part 1: Describe the data flow from the data source to the PI Data Archive. Feel free to use diagrams.


Part 2: Describe PI System backup methodology recommended by OSIsoft. Describe your PI System's backup procedures.


Part 3: Describe how PI Buffer Subsystem works when the interface node loses its connection with the PI Data Archive. How can you verify that PI Buffer Subsystem is working as expected?


Part 4:

Option #1 - You may use the machines in the  Configuring a Simple PI System - Cloud Environment to:

  • Set up an additional instance of the PI Interface for OPC DA on machine PIINT
  • Modify your existing tags for Pump 4 and Pump 5 to use the new interface, thus establishing load balancing
  • Confirm that you are receiving data on your PI Data Archive and that the data is being buffered from the PI Interface to the PI Data Archive


Option #2 - If you have access to the PI System at your enterprise and would prefer to complete this part of the final project on that, you may do so. Please  work out with the facilitator a final project that meets the following criteria:

  • The project must create something that has value to your enterprise (examples include setting up a new interface, configuring PI Points, etc).
  • The project must be of sufficient difficulty that it provides a challenge - what constitutes a challenge will be determined by you and the facilitator.


How to Submit the Project:

You can simply submit the document explaining your solutions to the 4 parts of the final project  directly to your course facilitator via email. If you are registered for the course session, you should have received the contact information at the beginning of the course. In addition to your write-up, you may also ask the facilitator to log into your Cloud Environment to further examine your set up.


Note About Customer Data:

Absolutely NO customer data will be shared outside of the Student / Facilitator relationship. The facilitator will NEVER ask a student to share proprietary information with the class. Anything shared with the facilitator as proof of work will be destroyed at the end of the course. If however, you work on a generic project and wish to share it with other users on the community, OSIsoft can help facilitate that. This will be completely at your discretion and OSIsoft would take no legal responsibility.


Note About Original Work:

Please remember that no extensions will be given for the final project. Your submission must be your own work, and not copied from another student, course videos, ebook or online resources. No credit would be given for plagiarized work, partially completed work, and no refunds would be given for failed projects.