Expose Network Manager statistics

Discussion created by RJKSolutions on Feb 10, 2009
Latest reply on Jan 31, 2012 by jlakumb

Are there plans that some of the other subsystems information can be accessed via the PISDK?

What I mean is, programmatically access a PI system, get a Subsystem item (NetworkManager) and then loop through a connections object (PISDK Connections) and get the details of each connection (so bytes sent/recieved for that connection).  All this information gets logged to the PI Message Log and I have written something to try and track connections & bytes sent/received but it can get messy and I don't like the idea of parsing the message log.


Why I would like to do this is to build a very nice display that dynamically adds/removes connection objects and orders them depending on the statistics as an aid to track the "heavy hitters" on a PI system, especially when there are problems with the server.


I am aware of perfmon, IT monitor etc but I want something a bit more than looking at numbers in PI tags.


Any help, advice, pointers....?