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Overview of Onboarding MindConnect IoT2050

This chapter describes the initial configuration of an asset and MindConnect IoT2050 in order to onboard MindConnect IoT2050 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 IoT2050.

To establish the initial connection between MindConnect IoT2050 and Insights Hub (onboarding), you have to configure the essential asset and MindConnect IoT2050 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 IoT2050 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 IoT2050 firmware should be V3.3.0.4 or higher.
You can find more information in chapter Manual firmware update of MindConnect Element

Onboarding process

MindConnect IoT2050's web interface

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

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:


    eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1450
            inet  netmask  broadcast
            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

Onboarding Procedure

In order to onboard MindConnect IoT2050, follow these steps:S

  1. Log in to Insights Hub
  2. Creating an asset for MindConnect IoT2050
  3. Enable connection to MindConnect IoT2050
  4. Configuring network settings.
  5. Transferring configuration to Mindconnect IoT2050

Last update: February 16, 2024