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PI System Architecture, Planning and Implementation - Canada
Learn the server side of the PI System to better maintain your architecture and support the technical needs of your users.
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 8:30 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.
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)
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 by installing and configuring a PI System from scratch (PI Server, PI Interface, PI Buffer Subsystem, PI Vision, PI Connector), 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.