I'm noobie to this - looking for examples of how one might use process book to monitor performance counters
The Performance Monitor Interface was designed to read from Windows Performance Counters. Once you have the points configured you can easily view them in ProcessBook via a trend, value, or any other object you see fit! Would this work for you?
Thank you. I will do some digging...
To add on to what Paul Martin suggested, there's an MCN Health Monitor Package you might be interested in. The package includes a mimic to generate ProcessBook displays. Here's a non-exclusive list of
like what i see - i wonder about license cost $
The best place to start with price and licensing would be your account manager or email@example.com . I am also happy to get a member of the sales team to get in touch with you.
From just skiming the user manual it doesn't look like it is keeping pace with current technology? the user manual reference SQL Server 2000 (hello its 2016) and Windows server 2003 (de-supported) - Hmmm? makes me wonder if this is just a document in need of update or technology or both?
Our latest involves PI Connectors which will eventually replace the MCN Health Monitor Interfaces, we now have the PI Connector for PI System Health and the PI Connector for Ping.
The individual PI Interfaces (Performance Monitor, Ping, SNMP, etc.) continue to be supported and updated with bug fixes, etc., as required, while we develop our new PI Connectors and extend features.
The best approach today for monitoring their IT Infrastructure is using the PI Interfaces for PerfMon, Ping, etc., in conjunction with the PI Asset Framework. We have released the IT Asset Monitor Toolkit, which is a uses PI AF to organize your IT assets and automatically create the PI Points for PI Interface for Performance Monitor, Ping, etc.
I haven't checked the details of the documentation but because SQL Server is not a requirement, I assume there's an example about monitoring Performance Counters exposed by SQL Server. This is possible independent from the version of the product. As long as Performance Counter data is exposed, it can be collected into PI Points.
PI Connectors are the successors of PI Interfaces. One of the advantages is that they work Asset centric, meaning that they are usually capable of creating an AF structure including references to required PI Points and the PI Points itself.
Butch is right that questions related to license costs should generally be discussed with the responsible account manager at OSIsoft. However, to my best knowledge, the MCN Interface Health package is included with the PI Server license these days. At least it is included with the Personal Development PI System which is included with a paid PI Developers Club membership. Please see Q7 of our FAQ's
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