PI System Architecture, Planning and Implementation - Australia

Learn the server side of the PI System to better maintain your architecture and support the technical needs of your users.

About this course

The PI System Architecture, Planning and Implementation class deals with the issues surrounding the implementation of a PI System. This class will concentrate on the server and data collection side of the PI System, and it will provide you with a working knowledge of the installation of PI Server, PI Interface, PI Connector and PI Vision thin-client. In this class each student will work to successfully implement a High Availability PI System, for the PI Data Archive and PI Interfaces. You will spend valuable time discussing the components and their requirements so you can understand the best way the PI System will fit into your own Enterprise.

The class is four days long. Class starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Lunch breaks are at 12 p.m. each day and last 60 minutes. When making travel arrangement for the class, please plan to remain on site to the completion of the final exercise. This should be no later than 4:30 on the last day of the class. This class provides 26 classroom hours of instruction.

Note: OSIsoft Learning Group is preparing documentation to obtain IACET accreditation to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon successful completion of IACET assessment, the course description will be updated with CEUs instead of classroom instruction hours.

Who Should Take This Class

I am a professional who develops implementation plans for new Enterprise software applications. I need to understand the various parts of the PI System. I need to have a working knowledge of how data moves through the system and how typical users will see and use the data. I need to understand how different systems can connect to the PI System, in order to develop the best way for my organization to integrate the PI System infrastructure into our existing Enterprise. I need to know what the common pitfalls and stumbling blocks are in the typical implementation. I need to be aware of the resource requirements in implementing the PI System. I need to understand the High Availability and redundancy options inherent in the PI System.

Prerequisites

The student should be familiar with the following:

  • Basic knowledge of domains, workgroups and user accounts
  • Basic networking knowledge (IP address, port, firewall etc.)
  • Basic PI System knowledge (passing Visualizing PI System Data or PI System Administration is highly recommended prior this course if student does not have any PI System experience)

Virtual Live Classroom Prerequisites

If you have selected a session with the Virtual Live Classroom location you must provide your own equipment. You can take the class from any location, but please keep note of the required live meeting attendance times below. The requirements below are strict, and you will be asked to test them before the class begins:

  • A computer or laptop
  • An additional external screen or tablet
  • A fast and stable internet connection capable of streaming and uploading video for the duration of the class. We recommend a speed of at least 10 Mbps download and 4 Mbps upload
  • A headset and microphone
  • A webcam
  • A modern web browser. To test, click here.
  • The ability to join a WebEx session. To test, click here.
  • Availability between the hours of 08:00 and 13:00 AWST (UTC+8) on each day for live training portion of the course.
  • At least two hours of time outside of scheduled class hours to complete exercises and projects. An instructor will be available to answer questions and assist from 07:00 and until 16:00 AWST (UTC+8).

Class Locations

  • Perth: OSIsoft, Level 7, 99 Saint George's Terrace, Perth, 6000
  • Sydney: Saxons Training Facilities Sydney, Level 10, 10 Barrack St, Sydney, 2000
  • Melbourne: Saxons Training Facilities Melbourne, Level 8, 500 Collins St, Melbourne, 3000
  • Brisbane: Saxons Training Facilities Brisbane, Level 11, 300 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, 4000
  • Virtual Live Classroom: Take the class online over WebEx from the comfort of your own office or home

Purchase Details

This class is charged in AUD. Purchase can be made via Credit Card or by uploading a Purchase order when checking out. Purchase orders must be addressed to the entity below:

OSIsoft Australia Pty Ltd.
Level 7
99 St Georges Tce
Perth, WA 6000
Australia
ABN: 37 107 021 090

Class Outline

The class begins with a detailed examination of the PI System and its components. The student will seek to gain an understanding of how the PI System fits into the Enterprise infrastructure as a whole, and how the various pieces will contribute to their overall value of the customer.

The course will then be devoted to a series of exercises where the student is challenged to understand the function and value of each of the pieces of the PI System. The class will share ideas about best practices and ways to approach planning an implementation. Students will gain experience installing a PI System from scratch, configuring interfaces, connectors and buffering, and finally expanding the system to a High Availability (HA) configuration. The course is designed to give students a broad knowledge and hands on experience to use toward their own real world implementation.

These topics will be covered in each class.

  • Learning the basics about Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) and how to implement them for PI System applications services
  • Installation of PI Server (PI Data Archive and PI AF)
  • Installation and configuration of PI Interface for Random and RampSoak Simulator Data
  • Creating default PI Points (SINUSOID, CDT158, etc.) from pre-configured spreadsheet
  • Installation and configuration of PI Interface for OPC DA
  • Configuring PI Points for PI Interface for OPC DA
  • Learning the basics about Kerberos Delegation
  • Installation and configuration of PI Vision
  • Configuration of PI Buffer Subsystem
  • Installation and configuration of PI Connector Relay, PI Data Collection Manager and PI Connector for OPC UA
  • Implementing the best security practices and least privileges for service and user accounts
  • Configuring PI Data Archive High Availability
  • Configuring PI Interface for OPC DA Failover
  • Learning the complex PI System Architectures

Final Challenge – Configuring new PI Interface and PI Connector Instance

The course ends with a challenge to students to use the course material to configure new PI Interface for OPC DA that connects to another data source and build related PI Points. Configure new data source instance for PI Connector for OPC UA in PI Data Collection Manager. The goal of this is two-fold: to reinforce in the student the new skills learned in the class and to allow more time for the student to ask questions and get clarification on concepts prior to returning to their job.

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Available Dates and Locations

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PI System Architecture, Planning and Implementation - Virtual Live Classroom 12

Course Outline

  • Learn
  • Available Dates and Locations
  • Course Evaluation
  • How did it go?

About this course

The PI System Architecture, Planning and Implementation class deals with the issues surrounding the implementation of a PI System. This class will concentrate on the server and data collection side of the PI System, and it will provide you with a working knowledge of the installation of PI Server, PI Interface, PI Connector and PI Vision thin-client. In this class each student will work to successfully implement a High Availability PI System, for the PI Data Archive and PI Interfaces. You will spend valuable time discussing the components and their requirements so you can understand the best way the PI System will fit into your own Enterprise.

The class is four days long. Class starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Lunch breaks are at 12 p.m. each day and last 60 minutes. When making travel arrangement for the class, please plan to remain on site to the completion of the final exercise. This should be no later than 4:30 on the last day of the class. This class provides 26 classroom hours of instruction.

Note: OSIsoft Learning Group is preparing documentation to obtain IACET accreditation to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon successful completion of IACET assessment, the course description will be updated with CEUs instead of classroom instruction hours.

Who Should Take This Class

I am a professional who develops implementation plans for new Enterprise software applications. I need to understand the various parts of the PI System. I need to have a working knowledge of how data moves through the system and how typical users will see and use the data. I need to understand how different systems can connect to the PI System, in order to develop the best way for my organization to integrate the PI System infrastructure into our existing Enterprise. I need to know what the common pitfalls and stumbling blocks are in the typical implementation. I need to be aware of the resource requirements in implementing the PI System. I need to understand the High Availability and redundancy options inherent in the PI System.

Prerequisites

The student should be familiar with the following:

  • Basic knowledge of domains, workgroups and user accounts
  • Basic networking knowledge (IP address, port, firewall etc.)
  • Basic PI System knowledge (passing Visualizing PI System Data or PI System Administration is highly recommended prior this course if student does not have any PI System experience)

Virtual Live Classroom Prerequisites

If you have selected a session with the Virtual Live Classroom location you must provide your own equipment. You can take the class from any location, but please keep note of the required live meeting attendance times below. The requirements below are strict, and you will be asked to test them before the class begins:

  • A computer or laptop
  • An additional external screen or tablet
  • A fast and stable internet connection capable of streaming and uploading video for the duration of the class. We recommend a speed of at least 10 Mbps download and 4 Mbps upload
  • A headset and microphone
  • A webcam
  • A modern web browser. To test, click here.
  • The ability to join a WebEx session. To test, click here.
  • Availability between the hours of 08:00 and 13:00 AWST (UTC+8) on each day for live training portion of the course.
  • At least two hours of time outside of scheduled class hours to complete exercises and projects. An instructor will be available to answer questions and assist from 07:00 and until 16:00 AWST (UTC+8).

Class Locations

  • Perth: OSIsoft, Level 7, 99 Saint George's Terrace, Perth, 6000
  • Sydney: Saxons Training Facilities Sydney, Level 10, 10 Barrack St, Sydney, 2000
  • Melbourne: Saxons Training Facilities Melbourne, Level 8, 500 Collins St, Melbourne, 3000
  • Brisbane: Saxons Training Facilities Brisbane, Level 11, 300 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, 4000
  • Virtual Live Classroom: Take the class online over WebEx from the comfort of your own office or home

Purchase Details

This class is charged in AUD. Purchase can be made via Credit Card or by uploading a Purchase order when checking out. Purchase orders must be addressed to the entity below:

OSIsoft Australia Pty Ltd.
Level 7
99 St Georges Tce
Perth, WA 6000
Australia
ABN: 37 107 021 090

Class Outline

The class begins with a detailed examination of the PI System and its components. The student will seek to gain an understanding of how the PI System fits into the Enterprise infrastructure as a whole, and how the various pieces will contribute to their overall value of the customer.

The course will then be devoted to a series of exercises where the student is challenged to understand the function and value of each of the pieces of the PI System. The class will share ideas about best practices and ways to approach planning an implementation. Students will gain experience installing a PI System from scratch, configuring interfaces, connectors and buffering, and finally expanding the system to a High Availability (HA) configuration. The course is designed to give students a broad knowledge and hands on experience to use toward their own real world implementation.

These topics will be covered in each class.

  • Learning the basics about Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) and how to implement them for PI System applications services
  • Installation of PI Server (PI Data Archive and PI AF)
  • Installation and configuration of PI Interface for Random and RampSoak Simulator Data
  • Creating default PI Points (SINUSOID, CDT158, etc.) from pre-configured spreadsheet
  • Installation and configuration of PI Interface for OPC DA
  • Configuring PI Points for PI Interface for OPC DA
  • Learning the basics about Kerberos Delegation
  • Installation and configuration of PI Vision
  • Configuration of PI Buffer Subsystem
  • Installation and configuration of PI Connector Relay, PI Data Collection Manager and PI Connector for OPC UA
  • Implementing the best security practices and least privileges for service and user accounts
  • Configuring PI Data Archive High Availability
  • Configuring PI Interface for OPC DA Failover
  • Learning the complex PI System Architectures

Final Challenge – Configuring new PI Interface and PI Connector Instance

The course ends with a challenge to students to use the course material to configure new PI Interface for OPC DA that connects to another data source and build related PI Points. Configure new data source instance for PI Connector for OPC UA in PI Data Collection Manager. The goal of this is two-fold: to reinforce in the student the new skills learned in the class and to allow more time for the student to ask questions and get clarification on concepts prior to returning to their job.

Download Course Content

Live events

Available Dates and Locations

Event Date Spaces left
PI System Architecture, Planning and Implementation - Virtual Live Classroom 12

Course Outline

  • Learn
  • Available Dates and Locations
  • Course Evaluation
  • How did it go?