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Overview of onboarding MindConnect IoT2040

This chapter describes the initial configuration of an asset and MindConnect IoT2040 in order to onboard MindConnect IoT2040 to Insights Hub. Onboarding is the process of attaching a MindConnect Element to Insights Hub. And also, it describes the process of connecting industrial data sources to Insights Hub using MindConnect IoT2040.

To establish the initial connection between MindConnect IoT2040 and Insights Hub(onboarding), you have to configure the essential asset and MindConnect IoT2040 data. For onboarding the full configuration is not required, although you can accomplish all steps using Asset Manager.

The respective data to be configured for onboarding is described in the following procedure.


  • MindConnect Element is connected to the internet and powered on.
  • The connection cable for the Internet is correctly plugged into the Ethernet port for the Internet (Insights Hub).
  • MindConnect Element is connected to asset or plant network.
  • You have received the link to the Insights Hub UI with credentials (user and password data).
  • A customer account is created.
  • A standard USB device with a single partition in FAT or FAT32 is formatted for MindConnect IoT2040 only.
  • You have the role "mdsp:core:TenantAdmin". The user roles are set in Settings.

Prepare MindConnect Element

To prepare your MindConnect Element for V3, you have to update the firmware for boxes that were already connected to V2 (SAP). For devices connecting to Insights Hub region China 1, the MindConnect IoT2040 firmware should be V3.3.0.4 or higher.
You can find more information in chapter Manual firmware update of MindConnect Element

Onboarding Procedure

In order to onboard MindConnect IoT2040, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Insights Hub
  2. Creating an asset for MindConnect IoT2040
  3. Enable connection to MindConnect IoT2040
  4. Configuring network settings.
  5. Transferring configuration to MindConnect IoT2040

Last update: January 22, 2024