I just setup my first connector and it started me thinking that if some else had to come behind and could not find the documentation, how would they be able to identify the node where the connector was running?
If you install and setup the new PI System Directory, you can capture a list of all installed PI software across your entire system and access it via a web browser. This includes info like machine names, IP's etc. More info in this KB.
If the connector is currently running and connecting to PI Data Archive, then Network manager statistics should shows the peer address.
You can see it from PI System Management Tools (PI SMT) > Operation > Network Manager Statistics
Old interfaces can be found from MDB (PI SMT > Operation > Module Database > %OSI > Interfaces > Machine names), but connector information is not kept in MDB.
If the connector is not running, it is difficult to find these.
Control panel > uninstall programs or putting "connector" for the windows search should show connectors but it requires to login each machines.
Maybe it is good to create one machine that contains all connectors. picon01 etc...? Or we can install connectors to the current interface machine...
I almost forget about Connection history function. (Today I learned it from here Hello All, is there a template for generating the number of PI users in an organisation.Hello All, is there a template for generating the number of PI users in an organisation. )
Connection history information
PI Data Archive can keep connection history for 1 year.
So if the connector is not running currently, still we should be able to see the connector's IP address from Connection History if it ran and connected to PI DA at least once.
This is cool but not what I was hoping for. I wish connectors were registered in the same way interfaces were but it's another item I can put in the tool bag. Thanks.
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