Remote Services: Product Structure and Procurement¶
Remote Services (RS) is an add-on for your Siemens cloud tenant of type "Basic", "Standard" or "Premium". The RS add-on is available from Siemens cloud portal and once procured, it will show up in the respective tenant and launchpad.
Remote Services now comprise all supported network-2-network access use cases at no extra capability packages. For further use case details please refer to chapter Overview):
Capabilities of Remote Services are provided via subscription (SaaS) for easy scaling along business needs. Using RS requires cloud resources, which are similar to the energy consumption of a car or electric appliance. These resources are also available via in-app-purchase and are defined as follows:
- Service Device is a Device registered to RS, and it may reside either in a primary or secondary Device Network.
- Service Data is all data transfer via RS including administrative tasks or payload such as files.
RS comes with free resources to allow for some initial trial setups before scaling your RS-based business application. Prices will be available either from the Siemens cloud store or your sales representative.
Once RS and the required resources are available in your Siemens cloud tenant, the RS app can be launched from your tenant's launchpad. Please refer to the subsequent chapters for additional information on how to setup users and their access rights or how to setup provided network-2-network connectivity.
Example: Assign App Rights and Launch RS from Tenant's Launch Pad¶
Once the RS app was added to a Siemens cloud tenant, the app can be used via the tenant's launch pad as any other Siemens cloud app. However, in order to ensure, that regular tenant users also become RS users, it is essential to assign them with RS-specific user rights, too.
In the beginning we show, that the tenant user Service Admin Global does not have such RS rights by default. Then we use the Siemens cloud settings app to assign rights for both (!) RS apps V1 and V2 (cf. section on User Interfaces in Concepts Used).
The tenant's launchpad does not show the RS app icons UI V1 and UI V2 yet (cf. Concepts Used). Thus, we launch the Siemens cloud settings app.
Here we select the "Roles" tile in order to assign RS-specific roles to user Service Admin Global.
So we edit this user's roles.
A list of already assigned roles pops up.
We scroll the list of assigned roles by pressing "Next".
Here we do that scrolling again by pressing "Next".
The two administrator roles related to RS V1 an V2 pop up. Select them if they are not assigned yet and press "Save".
Now both RS UI V1 and RS UI V2 UIs show up in your tenant's launch pad.
Grant Buyer and Requester Rights Needed for In-App-Purchasing of Resources¶
If users shall be able to purchase RS-specific cloud resources (e.g. Service Devices or Service Data), then a tenant administrator must grant them "Buyer" and "Requester" rights for the tenant in which RS is being used. This is done via the Settings app available in your tenant's launch pad.
For instance, assign these rights to RS user Service Admin Global.
Click "Save" to confirm your selection.
Additional permissions are granted now - close the message window.
Checking role assignment for user Owner Munich via the user icon in the top left corner of RS V2 UI.
Example: Purchase "Service Device" Resources¶
In the following, we outline how RS user Owner Munich upgrades the number of Service Device resources via in-app purchasing (via blue pie chart icon).
After the purchase, the RS resource meters are used to validate the recent purchase (via pie chart icon).