Before you get started connecting interfaces to Visual KPI, ensure you meet the the following prerequisites:
- Install Visual KPI Server and Server Manager.
- You must have the data source client tools installed on Visual KPI Server. For example, SQL Server Management Studio, proper Oracle drivers (and a client to test them, such as Toad), PI SDK for OSIsoft, etc.
- You should also have the necessary rights and knowledge to access the database, test the connection and query the desired data.
- It is also important to have client tools, mentioned above, for testing the interfaces.
See Prerequisites & Downloads for Installation for links to the vendor drivers and other required software.