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Server requirements

You can install the extractor on a physical server, on a virtual machine on-premises, or in the cloud.

Memory

For the default values in the configuration, the server needs a minimum of 4 GB RAM and an additional 256 GB HD for logging and storage. You can adjust the configuration to reduce memory usage.

CPU

For the default values in the configuration, the server needs a minimum of 2 core CPUs.

Note

The Memory and CPU requirements also depend on the number of PI points in the PI Data Archive, the rate of real-time data points, the volume of historical data, and the rate at which the extractor checks for new PI Points.

Software

  • Windows Server 2016 or later.
  • A Windows account with admin rights to install the extractor.
  • Access to the Windows machine, for instance through VPN.
  • .Net Framework 4.6.2 or later run-time
  • Access to download PI AF SDK 2018 which is distributed as part of the PI AF Client 2018 R2.

Network access

  • Username and password for connecting to the PI server where the data is stored.
  • Network access with firewall openings to the PI system. This means to each PI server on TCP port 5450.
  • Network access with firewall openings to the CDF cluster and CDF project.