OSISoft PI

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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Smart Grid: Utilities: The 9 things to worry about most

It’s such a good time to be a PI Guy. This article sums up the challenges that utilities face. Accurate and timely information is the key to managing most of them. Smart Grid: Utilities: The 9 things to worry about most. 6. IT/OT integration. Our operational technology increasing has a big IT component in the form…

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CIOs Say Analytics Tops Their Agenda – The CIO Report – WSJ

Good morning. Given the range of issues on CIOs’ agendas — from security to the cloud — our poll on top strategic matters might have produced any number of credible results. However, the importance of analytics as a business tool emerged Tuesday as this year’s top strategic priority. The poll was taken during the Wall…

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Windows XP End of Life is quickly approaching

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP on April 8th of this year. It is funny that I  was just reminded of this impending deadline by a OSIsoft Technical Support Bulletin that I received in my email while I am working with a client to replace an old Windows 2000 box running a PI interface. There are…

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PI in the Sky on a new Azure VM

At the UC this year, the OSIsoft folks gave a presentation about PI in the Sky or PI in the cloud (UC video here).  Microsoft just  publicly released some of the new capabilities discussed at the UC to Windows Azure and I wanted to give it a try. I decided to see how easy it…

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