We recently placed a new server in a office network for the use of PI AF and PI Vision. The PI data archive server is placed behind a firewall, inside our automation network and we don't want people from the office network to connect directly to our Pi data archive server.
How can we configure the AF-server so that users of PI Datalink in excel connect to the AF-server, and can find information about all the tags available on the PI Data Archive server as well as events stored on the AF-server?
Rebuilding the entire plant hierarchy in AF is not the desired option.
the connection between the AF-server and the data archive server is up and running.
see the appendix for a schematic view of the network.
Christiaan van Egmond