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Time-saving Tips for Deploying and Expanding AF
Learn different approaches to build the enterprise wide AF structure from scratch.
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.
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