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PI System™ Interface Upgrade to High Availability

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PI System™ Upgrade

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PI System™ Upgrade to High Availability


The main objective is to upgrade an existing PI System™ installation to support HA for the Data Archive. The installation is performed on-site by a qualified engineer accredited by OSISoft® as a PI System™ Infrastructure and Installation Specialist.

The scope of this package is limited to one High Availability PI Collective and 3 standard PI Interfaces or PI Connectors in failover configuration.

Other UpgradeServices


If your company already has the PI System™ infrastructure, you can upgrade to the latest available versions or upgrade the infrastructure to high availability. Remember that you must have implementing the PI System™ infrastructure.

The main objective of the service is to upgrade an existing installation of PI System™ to the latest version available,

Upgrade Service Deliverables


  • Pre-installation checklist review; confirmation that all prerequisites are met before proceeding.
  • Pre-visit High Availability (HA) architecture validation. During the validation process, the HA architecture is reviewed and validated and potential problems are identified. The previsit
  • HA architecture validation should be performed at least 1 week prior to the on-site.
  • Verification that Data Archive hardware and operating system is adequate for the new version of the software.
  • Verification that a proper Data Archive Backup has been done prior to the upgrade.
  • Upgrade the Data Archive to the latest released version (including any patches) and install Data Archive installation on one secondary node.
  • Configuration of the Data Archive collective and transfer of the configuration of the primary server to the secondary server including the three latest archives.
  • Test one PI Client connection and one client reconnection to primary and secondary Data Archives.
  • Test Data Archive failover.
  • Inspection and modification of PI Timeout Table to comply with OSIsoft best practices.
  • PI System daily backup configuration on both Data Archive servers.
  • Review of site backup and recovery procedure.
  • Enable PI Interface for Performance Monitor and PI Interface for Ping to monitor the performance of the Data Archive (up to 50 tags and two PI ProcessBook™ displays).
  • Acquisition node upgrade to latest PI Communication libraries, buffering, and PI Interfaces or PI Connectors (up to 3 PI Interfaces or PI Connectors).
  • Verification and test of PI Buffering on acquisition nodes.
  • Verification of PI Interface™ and PI Connector configuration and log files on acquisition
  • OSIsoft technical support overview.
  • PI System Introduction (time permitting).
  • Installation report.
  • Inspection of PI Interface and PI Connector IO Rates and data flow.
  • Installation of the latest version of the System Management Tools (SMT) on both servers and on a management station.

Upgrade Schedule


The implementation dates will be mutually agreed after the formal acceptance of the service. The implementation process, from the request until its completion, normally takes 2 to 4 weeks.

Week 1 and 2 - The implementation dates will be mutually agreed after the formal acceptance of the service. The implementation process, from the request until its completion, normally takes 2 to 4 weeks.

Week 3 - On-site or remote upgrade by PIPER (Up to 5 days).

Requirement to Upgrade


  • Data Archive server hardware and operating systems must be installed and operational prior to the arrival of PIPER. A PIPER specialist will confirm that the hardware requirements are met during the preparation stage.
  • TCP/IP communication must be enabled and operational between all PI System nodes and the required ports must be open. The Data Archive communicates through port 5450, AF communicates through port 5457 and 5459, PI Analysis Service communicates through port 5463, PI Notifications communicates through port 5468.
  • Customer technical staff must be available to provide access to the system during the audit (PI System, Security, Network and Control Systems).
  • Customer must purchase required OSIsoft Software prior to arrival of PIPER.
  • Most PI Interfaces and PI Connectors require third-party hardware and software that must be installed and operational before OSIsoft arrival. Specific requirements will be validated during the pre-installation checklist review.
  • Customer’s technical staff must be available to provide system support (security, network, and control systems).
  • Customer must have a valid account on the OSIsoft technical support website with permissions to download all required software. This account will also be required in order to generate a license file for the Data Archive.
  • Customer must provide a configuration station with Microsoft® Excel® software.

Limitations for Upgrade


  • Modification of custom applications or third-party products including VBA code in PI ProcessBook or PI DataLink is not included in this package.
  • This package does not include configuration of Asset Framework High Availability.

Why request the PI System™ Implementation service with PIPER?


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Knowledge and Integration with the Industry
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Are you ready to upgrade high availabilityPI System™ infrastructure in your company?