is there a way to test my SDK app using a virtual PI server in the site?
Included in your vCampus subscription, you are able to access the Virtual Learning Labs Environment. Which is a virtual environment with PI System and other tools like Visual Studio installed. I don't think there is a way you can upload your project files onto the environment, though you can copy and paste from your machine.
Do take note that the environment is only allocated to you temporarily and will get reset after 1 hour of inactivity.
Also, the first time you access it, you will need to activate it. If you have not received an email from us (vCampus Team) with instructions to activate this, feel free to send an email to us at vCampus@osisoft.com.
Hope this helps
@Li-raz-rom: I followed this thread and the others and would like to add something that might have not been said. Your subscription to vCampus gives you a personal development PI System including:
You can install your personal PI System on any type of machines (virtual or physical). You could test your PI SDK or AF SDK application directly against these aforementioned servers. As mentioned, if you don't have the time to setup a complete environment to test a feature of one of our released products, you can utilize the Virtual Lab Environment. You have access to a series of tutorials and step-by-step exercises to test and learn features.
Have you installed your personal PI System?
no , i havent installed any server - i can do it but how will i be able to simulate sensors?
i need a server system for internal POC with our product
@Li-raz-rom: The PI Server (or PI Data Archive) comes with 2 simulation interfaces (Random and Rampsoak) and IT interfaces (PI Perfmon, PI SNMP, PI TCP Response, PI Ping, etc.) from which you can generate events or read from virtual sensors. The installation process of the PI Server will configured 10 different simulation tags to validate your system is working alright; these tags are: ba:conc.1, ba:level.1, ba:temp.1, ba:active.1, cdt158, cdm158, sinusoid, sinusoidu, ba:phase.1, cdep158.
If you want, all PI System components can be installed on the same machine or installed on several to test a distributed environment. You can install the PI System components on a laptop, a desktop, a server or a virtualized server. Most of us are using virtual machines hosted on our laptop to deploy the PI System components.
do i need any special licence? or all i need to do is download and install?
@Li-raz-rom: You will need a license file that comes with your vCampus subscription. You can generate your node-lock license using this link, the same you will get if go to the Download Center page). This license will be valid only for the machine you installed your personal PI System. The license file is installed on the machine with the PI Data Archive component. You can move this license to another machine with PI Data Archive if required by regenerating a new license file; you will need to de-commission the former PI Data Archive machine.
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