Implementing PI System High Availability

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

About this course

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

Study Time: 16 hours

Course Access: Unlimmited access. The only exception is the Training Cloud Environment for which you have 30 day access. After those 30 days you can purchase additional access with one of the two options below:

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.)
  • A computer that can access our YouTube content, and pass our connection test

This Course Includes...

  • Videos, exercises and quizzes to help you learn the material
  • A Cloud Environment accessible for 30 days and configured to complete all the exercises in the course
  • Sharable certificate of completion

Further Information

  • This is a self-paced course. Any questions or assistance needed about the material can be asked in this course's space in the OSIsoft PI Square community
  • When you complete the examination at the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion which can be shared and directly posted on LinkedIn.
  • For more information about our Online Courses please visit our FAQ page

You can audit the full video lecture content right now on the OSIsoft Learning YouTube Channel

Course Outline

  • Getting Started
  • Key Course Information
  • Course Grading Scheme
  • How to Navigate This Course
  • Offline Course Videos for Blocked YouTube Users
  • Cloud Environments Introduction
  • Cloud Environments Instructions
  • 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 Exam
  • Final Exam
  • Course Evaluation
  • How did it go?
  • Next Steps
  • Additional Resources

About this course

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

Study Time: 16 hours

Course Access: Unlimmited access. The only exception is the Training Cloud Environment for which you have 30 day access. After those 30 days you can purchase additional access with one of the two options below:

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.)
  • A computer that can access our YouTube content, and pass our connection test

This Course Includes...

  • Videos, exercises and quizzes to help you learn the material
  • A Cloud Environment accessible for 30 days and configured to complete all the exercises in the course
  • Sharable certificate of completion

Further Information

  • This is a self-paced course. Any questions or assistance needed about the material can be asked in this course's space in the OSIsoft PI Square community
  • When you complete the examination at the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion which can be shared and directly posted on LinkedIn.
  • For more information about our Online Courses please visit our FAQ page

You can audit the full video lecture content right now on the OSIsoft Learning YouTube Channel

Course Outline

  • Getting Started
  • Key Course Information
  • Course Grading Scheme
  • How to Navigate This Course
  • Offline Course Videos for Blocked YouTube Users
  • Cloud Environments Introduction
  • Cloud Environments Instructions
  • 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 Exam
  • Final Exam
  • Course Evaluation
  • How did it go?
  • Next Steps
  • Additional Resources