Implementing PI System High Availability

Learn how to plan and implement a highly available PI System.

About this course

Note: This course is currently not open for new registrations due to changes we are making to our online class workflow. However, it will become available again on January 1st. After that time you will be able to register, view the content, take assessments, and earn your certificate at any time. In the meantime you can still access the videos for our training classes in the different playlists on our YouTube channel and boot Training Cloud Environments by purchasing a one month or one year subscription. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

In this course, you will learn about the topics surrounding the design and implementation of a highly available PI System. You will learn how to form a PI Collective and different options to configure highly available Asset Framework (AF).  This course also covers the basics of installing a PI Interface, enabling the PI Buffer Subsystem, and configuring a PI Interface for Interface Failover.  

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Work with PI System utilities, including PI System Management Tools, PI Collective Manager, and the PI Interface Configuration Utility (PI ICU)
  • Create a PI Data Archive collective from a standalone PI Data Archive
  • Install PI Interfaces in UniInt failover with the PI Buffer Subsystem
  • Design a highly available architecture for your PI AF Server and PI AF Services

Audience: This course is primarily suited for the professional who develops implementation plans for new Enterprise software applications.  It is for someone who needs to understand the various parts of the PI System, resource requirements, and High Availability and redundancy options inherent in the PI System.

Level: Introductory

Time: 16 hours

Prerequisites: 

  • Basic knowledge of the following: domains and workgroups, your own architectural constraints and structure
  • This course will not cover basic networking knowledge, thus the student should be familiar with the following:
    • Basic Windows and Network security (why you log in, what is a domain, etc.)
    • Familiarity with your Enterprise's network structure and IT constraints (various domains, firewalls, etc.)

Price: 

  • 259 USD: By signing up for this course you will have access to:
    • OSIsoft Engineers who can review your final project
    • Cloud Environment
    • Sharable certificate of completion that can be directly posted on LinkedIn (*To obtain the certificate of completion, you need to pass the final project.)

You can also audit the video lecture content on the OSIsoft Learning YouTube Channel. This does not include the exercises, supplementary readings, graded final project or certificate of completion. 

Software Requirements: Once you register for this course, you will receive access to the learning cloud environment where you can practice the skills taught in this class. The environment will include the following software:

  • Access to Active Directory
  • Access to the following Install Kits: PI Data Archive (v2016, 3.4.400.1162+), PI Interface Configuration Utility & PI Interface for OPC DA (v.2.5.1.3+)
  • Two PI Data Archive Machines
  • Two PI Interface Machines

Grading and Certification of Completion: Once you register for this course, you must select one of the final submission review periods below. During this period, our course facilitators will be available to review and grade your project. If you don't receive a passing grade in the first submission, you can re-submit your work again during the 1 week review period.

Course Outline

  • Getting Started
  • Key Course Information
  • Course Grading Scheme
  • Final Project Submission Deadline
  • How to Navigate This Course
  • Offline Course Videos for Blocked YouTube Users
  • Launch Cloud Environment
  • Lesson 1 - PI System Architecture and Planning
  • Introduction to PI System Components & Architectures
  • Considerations when Planning your PI System Architecture
  • Expanding your PI System from a Simple to Complex Architecture
  • Knowledge Check: Diagramming Your Existing PI System
  • PI Data Archive Hardware Sizing & IT Recommendations
  • Knowledge Check: Sizing Your Organization's PI System
  • Overview of PI Data Archive Security & Connections
  • Lesson 2 - Forming a PI Collective for High Availability
  • Introduction to PI Collectives & High Availability
  • Installing a Second PI Data Archive for use in a PI Collective
  • Knowledge Check: Preparing Your Secondary PI Data Archive
  • Creating a PI Collective through the PI Collective Manager
  • Knowledge Check: Forming a PI Data Archive Collective
  • Lesson 3 - Planning PI AF High Availability
  • Explore AF High Availability Options
  • Knowledge Check: Planning PI AF Server High Availability in Your Organization
  • Lesson 4 - Configuring UniInt Failover with PI Interfaces
  • Introduction to PI Interfaces & Interface Architectures
  • Installing a PI Interface & PI Interface Configuration Utility
  • Implement & Test Security for PI Interface Connections
  • Configure a PI Interface & Enable the PI Buffer Subsystem
  • Knowledge Check: Preparing a Secondary PI Interface
  • Implement & Test UniInt Failover on the PI Interface for OPC DA
  • Knowledge Check: Configuring a PI Interface in Failover
  • Lesson 5 - Advanced PI System Architectures
  • Considerations for Complex PI System Architectures
  • Final Project
  • Final Project: Design a Highly Available PI Architecture Appropriate for your PI System
  • Course Evaluation
  • How did it go?
  • Next Steps
  • Additional Resources

About this course

Note: This course is currently not open for new registrations due to changes we are making to our online class workflow. However, it will become available again on January 1st. After that time you will be able to register, view the content, take assessments, and earn your certificate at any time. In the meantime you can still access the videos for our training classes in the different playlists on our YouTube channel and boot Training Cloud Environments by purchasing a one month or one year subscription. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

In this course, you will learn about the topics surrounding the design and implementation of a highly available PI System. You will learn how to form a PI Collective and different options to configure highly available Asset Framework (AF).  This course also covers the basics of installing a PI Interface, enabling the PI Buffer Subsystem, and configuring a PI Interface for Interface Failover.  

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Work with PI System utilities, including PI System Management Tools, PI Collective Manager, and the PI Interface Configuration Utility (PI ICU)
  • Create a PI Data Archive collective from a standalone PI Data Archive
  • Install PI Interfaces in UniInt failover with the PI Buffer Subsystem
  • Design a highly available architecture for your PI AF Server and PI AF Services

Audience: This course is primarily suited for the professional who develops implementation plans for new Enterprise software applications.  It is for someone who needs to understand the various parts of the PI System, resource requirements, and High Availability and redundancy options inherent in the PI System.

Level: Introductory

Time: 16 hours

Prerequisites: 

  • Basic knowledge of the following: domains and workgroups, your own architectural constraints and structure
  • This course will not cover basic networking knowledge, thus the student should be familiar with the following:
    • Basic Windows and Network security (why you log in, what is a domain, etc.)
    • Familiarity with your Enterprise's network structure and IT constraints (various domains, firewalls, etc.)

Price: 

  • 259 USD: By signing up for this course you will have access to:
    • OSIsoft Engineers who can review your final project
    • Cloud Environment
    • Sharable certificate of completion that can be directly posted on LinkedIn (*To obtain the certificate of completion, you need to pass the final project.)

You can also audit the video lecture content on the OSIsoft Learning YouTube Channel. This does not include the exercises, supplementary readings, graded final project or certificate of completion. 

Software Requirements: Once you register for this course, you will receive access to the learning cloud environment where you can practice the skills taught in this class. The environment will include the following software:

  • Access to Active Directory
  • Access to the following Install Kits: PI Data Archive (v2016, 3.4.400.1162+), PI Interface Configuration Utility & PI Interface for OPC DA (v.2.5.1.3+)
  • Two PI Data Archive Machines
  • Two PI Interface Machines

Grading and Certification of Completion: Once you register for this course, you must select one of the final submission review periods below. During this period, our course facilitators will be available to review and grade your project. If you don't receive a passing grade in the first submission, you can re-submit your work again during the 1 week review period.

Course Outline

  • Getting Started
  • Key Course Information
  • Course Grading Scheme
  • Final Project Submission Deadline
  • How to Navigate This Course
  • Offline Course Videos for Blocked YouTube Users
  • Launch Cloud Environment
  • Lesson 1 - PI System Architecture and Planning
  • Introduction to PI System Components & Architectures
  • Considerations when Planning your PI System Architecture
  • Expanding your PI System from a Simple to Complex Architecture
  • Knowledge Check: Diagramming Your Existing PI System
  • PI Data Archive Hardware Sizing & IT Recommendations
  • Knowledge Check: Sizing Your Organization's PI System
  • Overview of PI Data Archive Security & Connections
  • Lesson 2 - Forming a PI Collective for High Availability
  • Introduction to PI Collectives & High Availability
  • Installing a Second PI Data Archive for use in a PI Collective
  • Knowledge Check: Preparing Your Secondary PI Data Archive
  • Creating a PI Collective through the PI Collective Manager
  • Knowledge Check: Forming a PI Data Archive Collective
  • Lesson 3 - Planning PI AF High Availability
  • Explore AF High Availability Options
  • Knowledge Check: Planning PI AF Server High Availability in Your Organization
  • Lesson 4 - Configuring UniInt Failover with PI Interfaces
  • Introduction to PI Interfaces & Interface Architectures
  • Installing a PI Interface & PI Interface Configuration Utility
  • Implement & Test Security for PI Interface Connections
  • Configure a PI Interface & Enable the PI Buffer Subsystem
  • Knowledge Check: Preparing a Secondary PI Interface
  • Implement & Test UniInt Failover on the PI Interface for OPC DA
  • Knowledge Check: Configuring a PI Interface in Failover
  • Lesson 5 - Advanced PI System Architectures
  • Considerations for Complex PI System Architectures
  • Final Project
  • Final Project: Design a Highly Available PI Architecture Appropriate for your PI System
  • Course Evaluation
  • How did it go?
  • Next Steps
  • Additional Resources