Sending Data to Other Systems


Data destinations are managed from the North Services screen. To access this screen, click on “North” from the menu bar on the left side of any screen.

The North Services screen displays the status of all data sending processes in the FogLAMP system. Each data destination will display its status and the number of readings that have been collected.

Adding Data Destinations

To add a data destination, click on “Create North Instance+” in the upper right of the North Services screen. FogLAMP will display a series of 3 screens to add the data destination:

  1. The first screen will ask you to select the plugin for the data destination from the list of installed plugins. If you do not see the plugin you need, refer to the Installing FogLAMP section of this manual. In addition, this screen allows you to specify a display name for the data destination. In addition, you can specify how frequently data will be forwarded to the destination in days, hours, minutes and seconds. Enter the number of days in the interval in the left box and the number of hours, minutes and seconds in format HH:MM:SS in the right box.

  2. The second screen allows you to configure the plugin and the data assets it will send. See the section below for specifics of configuring a PI, EDS or OCS destination.

  3. The final screen loads the plugin. You can specify whether it will be enabled immediately for data sending or to await enabling in the future.

Configuring Data Destinations

To modify the configuration of a data destination, click on its name in the North Services screen. This will display a list of all parameters available for that data source. If you make any changes, click on the “save” button in the top panel to save the new configuration. Click on the “x” button in the upper right corner to return to the North Services screen.

Enabling and Disabling Data Destinations

To enable or disable a data source, click on its name in the North Services screen. Under the list of data source parameters, there is a check box to enable or disable the service. If you make any changes, click on the “save” button in the bottom panel near the check box to save the new configuration.

Using the OMF plugin

OSISoft data historians are one of the most common destinations for FogLAMP data. FogLAMP supports the full range of OSISoft historians; the PI System, Edge Data Store (EDS) and OSISoft Cloud Services (OCS). To send data to a PI server you may use either the older PI Connector Relay or the newer PI Web API OMF endpoint. It is recommended that new users use the PI Web API OMF endpoint rather then the Connector Relay which is no longer supported by OSIsoft.