I am thinking of monitoring the overall health of a PI system, attaching the sample.
Any suggestions or ideas?
I'm the Product Manager for a new product called PI System Health, coming out next year. I'd love to chat with you about what you are trying to do, and understand your requirements. We are working on a tool that will show you the health of your Enterprise PI System, from a single overview screen. You'll have the ability to drill into problem areas, and get notifications on incidents. We will also provide some troubleshooting guidance as well. Version 1 will focus on monitoring the health of the data flow from the PI Interface (right now - OPC, PI to PI , Modbus, RDBMS, and UFL) to the Data Archive. Subsequent versions will expand to monitor the health of additional PI Server components such as AF, Asset Analytics, Notifications, PI Web API, and PI Vision server. Basically all of the server-side stuff we offer.
Please let me know if you have time for a conversation, or would like to know more about what we are doing.
Thank you for your response. Yes, I have heard about this product and I am sure everyone in PI world eagerly waiting for this.
It would be great if we could talk. Let me know when its good for you.
tried to email you directly, but not sure if that worked. I have time on Friday afternoon this week if you want to chat. Can you please send me your email address so I may schedule a call?
I have replied on that email yesterday, is it on your spam folder?
Great – found it. Sent you a meeting request. Thanks!
that is good to know. We definitely need some more understanding of the system health in terms of a dashboard. will it be different from what was released the last year?.
PI Connector for PI System Health ??
You can think of the Health Connector that was released last year as a next-generation PI Performance Monitor Interface. It looks at key performance monitor counters, builds them as tags, and also builds an AF structure.
PI System Health will actually leverage this connector when we release to help collect important information, but we will also provide a centralized place (web page) for you to view the health of your Enterprise on one screen. We will be able to detect what you have running, and build the appropriate analysis rules to determine health for you.
A side note - in order to support PI System Health, we are making some breaking changes to the Health Connector that was released last year. If you haven't implemented it, I would suggest waiting until we release a new version at the end of this year, to ensure no re-work is necessary on any custom reports and displays you may build.
Hi Janelle Minich
Has this product been released? I'm trying to find more recent information but can't seem to find anything.
We have a display that Field Service Engineers use when they go on site to install a new PI System. I have no data attached to this display but you can see the statistics that it's supposed to show. Perhaps you can steal some ideas from it.
You will definitely want to also take a look at IT Asset Monitor Toolkit.
To add on to what Paul showed, it is always a good idea to expand the display shown in the screenshot to also include the data collection. For example. you would want your display to at least show the IO rate, Heartbeat and Device Status (and the failover tags, if applicable).
Thank you Paul & Gabriel for your response, very helpful!
I don't have the link, but we created a screen based upon a ProcessBook example somewhere in the LiveLibrary.
And a separate screen for interface monitoring.
Not the prettiest, but they get the job done.
If you're monitoring a PI collective, below is an option:
Looks good! Thank you for sharing.
Is it possible to share if you have any documents / PI points you have used?
Attached are PDIs for the first two screens as well as a list of all the tags needed for the three screens. Hope this helps!
Kelsey, you are awesome! Thanks.
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These kinds of screens can be useful but they are more helpful once you add multi-state objects to them to indicate red/yellow/green kinds of health indications. By themselves the trends don't show what is "normal". Adding multi-state colours to the numbers (or separate 'traffic light' type symbols) really helps make them useful "at a glance".
An excellent point, Steve. I'll have to work on adding some.
Yes! That's what I am planning to do in PI vision.
Adding the screenshot since PDF is not visible.
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