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Metasys Performance Verification Tool (PVT) User Guide

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Performance Verification Tool
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This document contains a high-level overview of the Performance Verification Tool (PVT) and detailed quick reference information for field personnel.

You can use PVT in the following modes:

  • Automatic scan mode

    In this mode, you can configure PVT to automatically run scheduled scans. PVT syncs the scan data to the cloud. The scan data is available in the PVT dashboard. You can also download reports from the cloud dashboard. The data that is retrieved from a PVT scan is used by OpenBlue Remote Diagnostics and Reporting (OB-RDR) deployments. Installation of the autoscan version of PVT is required on OB-RDR customer sites.

  • Interactive mode

    You can create scans, generate reports, save a scan in a PVT file, and view and export scan data on an as-needed basis.

Depending on your license, PVT starts in either 4.3 automatic scan mode or interactive mode. See Licensing PVT.

Use PVT for the following tasks:
  • Scan supervisory devices and apply inventory and performance rules based on site preferences to raise awareness to potential issues.
  • Identify the equipment and system controls.
  • Determine the overall health of the Metasys system according to Table 1.
  • Increase the Service PSA attachment rate by generating reports. In version 3.1 or later, PVT includes a single report feature. Navigate to the Report button in the top menu. You can choose from three options: Inventory Analysis, Performance Analysis, or Feature Assessment.

From Release 4.2 and later the Cloud Dashboard is available. Refer to Metasys Performance Verification Tool Cloud Dashboard for more information.

Note: PVT is supported in Metasys releases that include the following component versions:
  • Engine Site Director: 8.0 or later
  • ADS/ADX: 6.5 or later
  • Open Application Server (OAS)
  • Child engines: 5.0 or later
Table 1. Overall system health
Category Description
Performance and savings opportunity This category measures the customer’s equipment controls and performance, and identifies opportunities for improvements that could lead to energy savings.
Maintenance and reliability This category measures how well the hardware and network are maintained, highlights “at-risk” devices and trunks, and makes recommendations for improving the reliability of the building automation system (BAS).
Comfort and health This category measures how accurately the BAS meets and maintains comfort and health requirements, and identifies equipment that frequently have variations between actual and setpoint.
Security and standards This category measures the security of the BAS network, identifies any areas of potential risk, and makes recommendations on how to decrease the likelihood of a security threat.
Feature assessment This category measures how the customer uses their Metasys system and features.
Note: It is best practice to validate all reports and PVT results before sharing with the customer.