Implement the latest versions of AVEVA PI System

The scope of this package is limited to a single site, consisting of 1 PI server node, up to 5 interface nodes, 1 system administrator node, 3 custom or third-party applications, and up to 5 PI client stations.

The latest version of PI System reduces the strain of upgrades and provides a way to keep your PI server up to date and secure without consuming a lot of resources.

OSIsoft trained and certified engineers will guide you to get the most out of your PI System.

With more than 6 years of experience handling incidents, we even know what issues can cause you difficulties.

PIPER Solutions is a strategic partner of OSIsoft

AVEVA PI System Benefits:

The AVEVA PI System collects data, stores large amounts, provides context, meaning, and enhances the raw, running real-time analytics to be important insights into your business, flagging them on key batches and events. It is a product already configured and ready to receive maintenance from us; It has the advantage of being able to integrate quickly with other business solutions, to optimize your production, reduce your maintenance costs, protect your staff from unplanned downtime incidents and improve the efficiency of your operational processes.

Get the best version of PI System

    Access to new features and functionality:

    Software updates bring new features and functionality enhancements, allowing you to get the most out of your system and gain additional benefits.

    Increased stability and performance:

    Performance optimizations can improve your system's stability and accelerate data processing speed.

    Up-to-date technical support:

    When you purchase an upgrade service, you can also get access to up-to-date, expert technical support. This will allow you to resolve any issues or questions you may have more quickly and efficiently.

    Integration with emerging technologies:

    PI System upgrades usually take into account the latest trends and emerging technologies, allowing you to integrate your system with other devices or systems more effectively.

    Cost optimization:

    Upgrades can include improvements in energy efficiency and resource management, which can help you optimize your long-term operating costs.

    Improved user experience:

    PI System upgrades take into account user feedback and seek to improve the overall user experience. This may include a more intuitive user interface, simplified workflows, and greater overall ease of use.

    Long-term planning:

    Contracting an upgrade service gives you the opportunity to establish a long-term plan to keep your system up to date on a regular basis. This helps avoid obsolescence issues and keeps you up to date with the latest technologies and market trends.

    Maintaining security:

    PI System updates usually include security patches and bug fixes, which helps ensure the integrity of your data and protection against cyber threats.

Read more about Upgrade AVEVA PI System Service

Scope of the Update Service

Part I

Before starting the Upgrade service, the pre-installation requirements list will be checked, such as verification that the hardware and operating system meet the requirements and that a proper IP backup was performed prior to the upgrade.

Part II

The service comprises the latest updates of: Asset Framework (AF) Server, Asset Analytics and AVEVA PI System Explorer. In addition, you have the option to migrate up to 100 legacy notifications (version 1.x) or notification templates to notification rules (version 2.x) during a notification upgrade. So you may require an additional day for verification and creation of additional archive files, if necessary. And perform testing of a client connection (PI SDK and PI API).

Part III

The installation service will perform an inspection and modification of the Data Archive tuning parameters to comply with Aveva's technical support best practices. In this we will configure the daily backup of your PI System, review your site backup and recovery procedure and install PI interfaces for system monitoring.

Part IV

We will proceed to verify and test the PI Buffer Subsystem on acquisition nodes, inspect interface IO speeds and data flow, install the latest version of the System Management Tools (SMT) on the Data Archive and on a management station. Finally, we will give an overview of AVEVA technical support, an introduction to the PI System and deliver an installation report.

Requirements for the High Availability Service

Hardware and operating systems of all AVEVA PI System nodes must be installed and operational before starting the service. A PIPER specialist will confirm if they meet the hardware requirements during the preparation stage. So the hardware of the acquisition node (API Node) and its operating system must be installed and functional.

TCP/IP communication must be enabled and operational between all AVEVA PI System nodes and the necessary ports must be open. Data Archive communicates through port 5450, AF communicates through port 5457 and 5459, PI analysis service communicates through port 5463, PI notifications communicate through port 5468.

Most PI interfaces and connectors require third party hardware and software that must be installed and operational. Specific requirements will be validated during the pre-installation checklist review.

The customer must have a valid account on the AVEVA technical support website with permissions to download all required software. This account will also be required to generate a license file for the Data File.

Tiempo Estimando del Servicio de Actualización

The upgrade process, from order to completion, normally takes 3 to 4 weeks:

Week 1

Communication of prerequisites. Confirmation of installation date with PIPER.

Week 2

Download the latest version of the software to be upgraded from the OSIsoft support website.

Week 3

Onsite or remote upgrade by OSIsoft (4-6 days).

Limitations to upgrade:

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