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Configuring Performance Points with PI ICU (Windows) 27
Configuring Performance Points Manually 28
I/O Rate Point Configuration 29
Monitoring I/O Rates on the Interface Node 29
Configuring I/O Rate Tags with PI ICU (Windows) 29
Configuring I/O Rate Tags Manually 30
Configuration on the PI Server 31
Configuration on the Interface Node 31
Startup Command File 33
Configuring the Interface with PI ICU 33
Manual Maintenance of the Startup Command File 34
Command-line Parameters 35
Sample PIPing.bat File 38
Interface Node Clock 39
Starting / Stopping the Interface on Windows 43
Starting the Interface as a Service 43
Stopping the Interface Running as a Service 43
Configuring Buffering with PI ICU (Windows) 45
Configuring Buffering Manually 48
Example piclient.ini File 49
Error and Informational Messages 51
Message Logs 51
Bad Input 52
System Errors and PI Errors 52
Revision History 55
OSIsoft’s PI-Ping Interface program determines the latency of a TCP/IP network. In particular, PI-Ping measures the response times of ICMP echo messages (i.e., “pings”) that it sends to a remote machine. Accordingly, this program can help the user in diagnosing network connection problems between machines residing in a TCP/IP network.
PI-Ping comes in two versions: a regular (full) version and a limited version known as PI-Ping Basic. The latter has the following limitations:
PI-Ping runs on a Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0 SP6, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows 2003 Server computers. Unless otherwise noted, the remainder of this document uses the term “Windows” to refer to all these platforms.
PI-Ping does not require any special hardware. A standard network interface card on the Windows machine is sufficient.