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Overview of onboarding MindConnect IoT2050 in Web UI

MindConnect IoT2050 provides a local web UI to perform all necessary steps to onboard the device with a MindSphere asset.

Onboarding process

MindConnect IoT2050's web interface

If the current IP address of MindConnect IoT2050 device is unknown, log and system files should be retrieved by using the USB stick command.

The log and system files .tar.gz files are copied to the USB stick which contain a settings file with the current network configuration. Usually, the IP address of eth0 is used to open the local MindConnect IoT2050 in a web browser UI.

Excerpt from settings file:

ifconfig:

    eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1450
            inet 192.168.0.191  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.0.255
            inet6 fe80::5e4d:84ae:7400:a21  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
            ether 8c:00:11:16:8a:06  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
            RX packets 1111  bytes 171742 (167.7 KiB)
            RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
            TX packets 1498  bytes 331160 (323.3 KiB)
            TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

In this sample, MindConnect IoT2050's web server URL is http://192.168.0.191/.

Overview in Web UI

In Web browser, the following screen will appears after entering the URL (example: http://192.168.0.191):

iot2050_ui_overview

Note

It is highly recommended to open MindConnect Software Agent's local UI in one browser window/tab only.

On the left side there is a menu to navigate between the different areas:

  • Overview
  • Onboarding
  • Diagnosis
  • Maintenance
  • Settings

Status card

In MindConnect IoT2050 status card displays the availability on all areas and shows current system information:

  • Serial number of the device
  • Onboarding status
  • Network status
  • Data source connection status, after a data source configuration is configured in MindSphere Asset Manager and downloaded to the device
  • Current firmware version

Note

  • Onboarding status, network status, and data connection status displays the current status of the device like they are displayed by the LED states of MindConnect IoT2050 device.

  • This information is not the same as displayed in MindSphere Asset Manager.

Overview area

MindConnect IoT2050 overview are provides following information:

  • Onboarding status pane with direct link to onboarding area (only visible, if device is not onboarded).
  • Current network status pane.

Supported browser languages

In MindConnect IoT2050's Web UI, the following browser languages of are supported:

  • English (default)
  • German

Onboarding area

You can open the onboarding area by clicking "Onboard your device" link in MindConnect IoT2050 overview area or by using the "Onboarding" entry in the navigation menu on the left side.

iot2050_ui_onboarding_area

Serial number

The serial number section provides the serial number to copy and paste it to the serial number field during the asset configuration in MindSphere asset manager.

Onboard with file

In “Onboarding” page, the exported configuration file from MindSphere asset manager can be selected and click "Start onboarding" button to start onboarding.

Onboard with JSON content

It is also possible provide the configuration data directly as JSON input by clicking "Insert JSON input" and paste the JSON configuration data into the opened dialog. Thereafter, start the onboarding by clicking the "Start onboarding" button.

Configuration status

The status of the onboarding/configuration process will be shown in the "Configuration status" section.

Note

  • If the network settings are changed by the new configuration data like a new IP address is updated, then the MindConnect IoT2050's web UI web browser must be opened again by using the new IP address of the system.

  • Configuring the new device configuration will take some time, if the network configuration is changed.

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Last update: October 26, 2022