Time-saving Tips for Deploying and Expanding AF

Learn different approaches to build the enterprise wide AF structure from scratch.

About this course

Getting started with Asset Framework (AF) can be a daunting task. We wanted to create a walkthrough of building a small AF hierarchy containing a host of tricks you wouldn’t normally know existed if you are just using the software. If you are an existing PI user wanting to move your tag-centric world into an asset-centric world, or a brand-new user of PI wanting to design your entire PI Server deployment around AF, this lab will have something for you.

You will start with a (nearly) empty AF Database, and build the AF structure for multiple sites across your enterprise, with each site having increasing complexity. Along the way, we will see the consequences of our design choices on visualization in PI Vision and make improvements to our AF deployment. By the end of the instructor-led portion of the lab (Part 1), you will have had a chance to see how your AF design choices affect your display options in PI Vision. If you continue onto Part 2, you will see a number of best practices in play, improved PI Vision displays, and the fourth and final site will be built by having AF create and configure the tags on the Data Archive for you.

Ideally, you would complete sections in order, but Sites #2, #3, and #4 (London, Las Vegas, and San Francisco) can be skipped or completed in any order once you’ve built Site #1 (Sections 2 and 3). Step-by-step directions are included for nearly every exercise.

By clicking 'register' you will be able to view the content of the lab. If you want to go through the materials in a pre-configured Training Cloud Environment, you can purchase the Training Cloud Environment Subscription (Monthly or Yearly). This subscription will grant you access to over 50 similar lab environments with associated workbooks. For more information, click the links below:

Objectives

Part 1

Why Create a Hands-on Lab about Deploying AF?

Section 1. Introduction to Your Enterprise

Section 2. Using Substitution Parameters and Template Inheritance

Section 3. Building Your First Element

Section 4. Building Your First Site

Section 5. Expanding to a New Site with Different Naming Conventions

Section 5A. Creating the Site Template

Section 5B. Building Tag Names

Section 5C. Configuring a Tag to Reference Another Attribute

Section 6. PI Vision Part 1: Visualizing our AF Hierarchy

Part 2:  Bonus Material

Section 7. Optimizing our AF Templates

Section 7A. Site Name and Well Name as Attributes

Section 7B. Using Categories

Section 7C. Enumeration Sets

Section 7D. Limits

Section 8. PI Vision Part 2: Improving Visualization with Optimized Templates

Limits and Enumeration Sets Exercises

Section 9. Expanding to a Site with No Tag Naming Conventions

Section 10. Creating Tags via AF

Section 11. PI Vision Part 3: Optimizing Asset Swapping

Section 12. Solutions to Exercises 

 

Course Outline

  • Getting Started
  • Learning Objectives
  • Learn
  • Workbook -Time-saving Tips while Deploying and Expanding AF
  • Access to Training Cloud Environment

About this course

Getting started with Asset Framework (AF) can be a daunting task. We wanted to create a walkthrough of building a small AF hierarchy containing a host of tricks you wouldn’t normally know existed if you are just using the software. If you are an existing PI user wanting to move your tag-centric world into an asset-centric world, or a brand-new user of PI wanting to design your entire PI Server deployment around AF, this lab will have something for you.

You will start with a (nearly) empty AF Database, and build the AF structure for multiple sites across your enterprise, with each site having increasing complexity. Along the way, we will see the consequences of our design choices on visualization in PI Vision and make improvements to our AF deployment. By the end of the instructor-led portion of the lab (Part 1), you will have had a chance to see how your AF design choices affect your display options in PI Vision. If you continue onto Part 2, you will see a number of best practices in play, improved PI Vision displays, and the fourth and final site will be built by having AF create and configure the tags on the Data Archive for you.

Ideally, you would complete sections in order, but Sites #2, #3, and #4 (London, Las Vegas, and San Francisco) can be skipped or completed in any order once you’ve built Site #1 (Sections 2 and 3). Step-by-step directions are included for nearly every exercise.

By clicking 'register' you will be able to view the content of the lab. If you want to go through the materials in a pre-configured Training Cloud Environment, you can purchase the Training Cloud Environment Subscription (Monthly or Yearly). This subscription will grant you access to over 50 similar lab environments with associated workbooks. For more information, click the links below:

Objectives

Part 1

Why Create a Hands-on Lab about Deploying AF?

Section 1. Introduction to Your Enterprise

Section 2. Using Substitution Parameters and Template Inheritance

Section 3. Building Your First Element

Section 4. Building Your First Site

Section 5. Expanding to a New Site with Different Naming Conventions

Section 5A. Creating the Site Template

Section 5B. Building Tag Names

Section 5C. Configuring a Tag to Reference Another Attribute

Section 6. PI Vision Part 1: Visualizing our AF Hierarchy

Part 2:  Bonus Material

Section 7. Optimizing our AF Templates

Section 7A. Site Name and Well Name as Attributes

Section 7B. Using Categories

Section 7C. Enumeration Sets

Section 7D. Limits

Section 8. PI Vision Part 2: Improving Visualization with Optimized Templates

Limits and Enumeration Sets Exercises

Section 9. Expanding to a Site with No Tag Naming Conventions

Section 10. Creating Tags via AF

Section 11. PI Vision Part 3: Optimizing Asset Swapping

Section 12. Solutions to Exercises 

 

Course Outline

  • Getting Started
  • Learning Objectives
  • Learn
  • Workbook -Time-saving Tips while Deploying and Expanding AF
  • Access to Training Cloud Environment