What Asset Framework Needs – A Web-Based PI System Explorer

My previous post about .NET 5 leads me to another suggestion. The Asset Framework needs a modern web-based client. As anyone who uses the fat-client PI System Explorer knows, keeping everyone up to date can be challenging. The PI System Explorer, or PSE for short, is a powerful editor with a lot of smarts built…

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What the Asset Framework Needs – .NET 5

The Asset Framework uses the Windows Communication Foundation, WCF, for communication with clients. WCF was an excellent choice when OSIsoft initially developed AF as it facilitated integrated Windows authentication, encryption, and other features that made building a modern API easier. The AF SDK is a .Net assembly for developing applications for AF. The AF SDK…

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What the Asset Framework Needs – Timezone support

Adding a built-in Timezone attribute

Aveva’s (acquired OSIsoft) Asset Framework features attributes to specify the location of an asset. Adding a built-in timezone attribute is a missing component that would help several use cases. Many AF Servers contain elements located in different timezones. This would allow: Analysis calculations to be triggered from the element’s local time. This is useful when…

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FLEDGE IIoT Docker Image to Help Get You Started

I just posted the latest Fledge IIoT Development image to Dockerhub. This is a great way to get your feet wet with FLEDGE. https://hub.docker.com/r/robraesemann/fledge You will also find the FLEDGE GUI useful for managing your FLEDGE instance https://hub.docker.com/r/robraesemann/fledge-gui FLEDGE is the premier Industrial IoT platform with south plugins to collect data from most industrial control…

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Condition-Based Maintenance using the OSIsoft PI System

OSIsoft Condition-Based Maintenance Guidebook

Gopal GopalKrishnan gave an excellent presentation about Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) at the OSISoft Users Conference this year. For many years, Gopal has been the go to guy at OSIsoft when it comes to this subject. What we are seeing now is the result of his, and others, efforts over the years working with OSIsoft customers…

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Targeted OSIsoft PI System Training

I think that we have all had the experience before where you sit in a training class, some of the information in the class is relevant to what you do, and some is not. At times, you sit there with your eyes glazed over bored to tears. You feel good finishing the class, but as…

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Successful upgrade of PI Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2

[update 10/8/14 – There is an OSIsoft alert (OSIsoft site login required) that PI Server 2012 is only supported on Windows Server 2012 R2 if Microsoft patch 2963918 is installed on the server. This fixes an issue with the VSS backups. I successfully upgraded the secondary server of my PI development collective to Windows Server 2012 R2. The…

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