MindSphere Operations Insight Plugin¶
Operations Insight provides built-in plugins and offers third-party providers to integrate their own plugins. These plugins typically display information or configuration options for a selected asset or a specific use case in the tenant.
As developer you can integrate an asset-plugin in
Explore Assets - using the specific context of a selected asset.
Or you can integrate the plugin in the sidebar to support a more generic feature like the already built-in plugins as
Since Operations Insight application was designed from beginning to support plugins, you are able to integrate your custom plugin with less effort just by adding the OI Plugin SDK into your plugin and register that as an Operations Insight Plugin. Various features in the sdk makes the life for developers easier.
For instance, if you want to create notifications to your users, use the built-in interface and inform the frame application, which will handle the rest for you.
There is no other way to integrate plugins into Operations Insight than using this SDK.
Third-party Operations Insight Plugins are currently only supported in region Europe 1.
Getting the Plugin SDK¶
Download the Operations Insight Plugin SDK from the Siemens Industry Online Support (SIOS) Portal by following this link [EN].
The Operations Insight Plugin SDK allows to integrate third-party plugins into Operations Insight and provides an interface to communicate between Operation Insight and the plugin.
The visibility of third-party plugins is configured using roles. Plugins are only displayed for users who have the required roles.
Date Time Range Picker¶
A date time range picker is available for custom plugins and can be activated, if needed.
Plugin developers can define additional plugin information for their plugin. The plugin information displays the plugin name, copyright information, links and provider information. If the plugin is provisioned to another tenant, the provider information refers to the operator tenant.
Differences with Applications¶
The main differences between a web application and a Operations Insight Plugin in MindSphere are:
- A Operations Insight Plugin has to implement the Operations Insight Plugin SDK.
- A Operations Insight Plugin does not implement the osbar.
- Operations Insight Plugins are registered in Developer Cockpit as a
Operations Insight Plugin.
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