IoT Value Plan Subscribers, MindAccess Developer Plan Subscribers and MindAccess Operator Plan Subscribers

Asset Manager

What's new?

  •  The length of static string variables can now be extended up to the maximum of 255 characters when they were initially defined with a shorter length.

  • Pagination is now available on all (read-only) datatables.

Known issues

  • Fleet Manager navigation is not working correctly if you have to re-login as query parameters are lost. This problem will be addressed soon. Please try again by clicking the Fleet Manager navigation button.

CMS X-Tools V5.0.0.0

Known issues

  • General: X-Tools is capable of uploading huge amounts of data, but you need to keep in mind the limits and purchased size of your MindSphere plan at all times.

  • If the asset path in a Storage Profile contains more than one asset, it might lead to creation of duplicate assets. It can be fixed by deleting those duplicated assets, changing, saving and restarting the Storage Profile.

  • See locally installed release notes.

Data Exploration built on Tableau®

Known issues

  • If you receive NULL values for timestamps on a Windows PC, please change your language for non-Unicode programs to English (United States). You'll find the settings in Control Panel → Region and Language → Administrative.

Fleet Manager

What's new?

  • Highlighting of 3rd party plugins via puzzle icon.

Fixed issues

  • Fixed hexadecimal value in quality code (Aspect extension).

Fleet Manager Rules

Known issues

  • Integration of In-Platform Purchase (IPP)

    • Supported Language: English only.

    • Supported Currency: EUR only.

    • Currently no personalized notifications for subscriptions (TenantAdmin) or subscription requests (StandardUser) are available.

    • Notifications are send to tenant admins in case of direct role assignment. Indirect role assignment via user group are excluded from notifications.

Identity and Access Management

Known issues

  • In the current version the logout with Internet Explorer 11 might not work. In this case please close the browser directly.

  • After modifying the authorization of a user via Identity Management Service, the change is not immediately visible. The user must then close the browser and login again.

Java SDK Library Version 2.1.1

What's new?

  • The Java SDK now supports the Token Manager API as an additional authentication strategy.

  • Added new flexible request models to configure API parameters for all service clients.


Fixed issues

Users get information about missing roles, if apps cannot be displayed.

MindConnect API

What's new?

  • The defaultAgent role is enhanced and can now also add data mapping.

Fixed issues

  • Diagnostic UI: List all agents derived from core.basicagent, not only those from MC Library.

  • Diagnostic UI: Show Agent ID in addition to agent name in the list of agents, to avoid confusion once the name is empty.

MindConnect Edge Analytics

What's new?

  • New Analyzing Package - Vibration Frequency Spectra is now available.

Known issues

  • Note: A full configured monitoring of the Analyzing Packages Vibration Characteristic Values and Vibration Frequency Spectra with all channels of one SM1281 can exceed the CPU performance of the MindConnect Nano. Also in other scenarios dependent of tasks running in parallel on the MindConnect Nano, CPU load can get to high. The recommendation is to use only two full configured Vibration Frequency Spectra Analyzing Packages in parallel.

  • Note: A compatibility check, whether the Edge Analytics Engine version on the target MindConnect Nano supports all possible types of Analyzing Packages, which are offered by EAM, is not yet done. Therefore it has to be made sure that the newest firmware version is installed on the MindConnect Nano when using the new Analyzing Package Vibration Frequency Spectra, otherwise the Edge Analytics Engine will suspend.

MindConnect IoT Extension

What's new?

  • Device meta-data support ( Asset with aspects meta data and status are automatically created after a device is registered in IoT Extension).

  • Device connectivity status ( Asset with aspects meta data and status are automatically created after a device is registered in IoT Extension).

  • Core upgrade from V9.16 to V9.20.

Known issues

  • Launchpad button is not working in MindConnect IoT Extension. It is not possible to return to the Launchpad via the OS bar. Please use the Launchpad Button in the IoT Extension applications.( right corner on the top)

MindConnect Open Edge APIs

What‘s new?

  • The following MindConnect Open Edge APIs are now availabe to develop your own device management:

    • Device Management

    • Device Status

    • Device Configuration

    • Firmware Deployment

    • Deployment Workflow

    • Edge Application Deployment

    • Edge Application Instance Management

    You can find more information for every service on

MindConnect Open Edge Device Kit

What‘s new?

  • MindConnect Open Edge Device Kit is now available. It is a stand-alone application that provides to use Device APIs (MQTT interface) for authentication, configuration and data upload to develop your own Edge Device. You can download the MindConnect Open Edge Device Kit in SIOS under the following link:

MindSphere OS Bar

What‘s new?

  • Loading performance improved due to caching in multiple edge locations.

Subtenant Functionality

Known issues

  • The subtenant use case is not yet supported by Data Flow Engine.

  • Applications can use the subtenant functionality via the provided APIs. Tenant administrators should pay attention when assigning such apps to subtenant users as subtenant isolation cannot be ensured by the platform. The app might expose data to the user that is not intended to be seen.

  • When moving an asset from a parent tenant to a subtenant, there might be a delay of up to 30 minutes until a subtenant user will be able to see data related to that asset.

  • Please be aware, if you provide a user (even subtenant user) the role "mdsp:core:TenantAdmin", this user is then able to get access to all kinds of tenant data.

Usage Transparency Service

What's new?

  • Customer Dashboard enables the customer to gather a visual overview about the offerings and upgrades purchased. It also provides transparency on used resources and exceeded limits. 

Known issues

  • Customer Dashboard indicates a couple of metrics and upgrades per tenant. Those number of metrics and upgrades will be developed over the upcoming releases.

Visual Explorer

Fixed issues

  • "ELSE" and "CASSE" statements in calculated fields are supported.

Known issues

  • Any request within Visual Explorer is limited to an execution time of 60 seconds.

  • The "share via link" functionality can sporadically be unreliable.

Visual Flow Creator

What's new?

  • Anomaly detection nodes: Use Anomaly detection nodes within your workflow to automatically detect unexpected behavior of processes and assets using time series data. Typical use cases for the Anomaly Detection Service are process and condition monitoring, early warning applications, and fault condition detection without an explicit definition.

Fixed issues

  • Display subtenant limit in list.

  • Email node improvements.

  • UI adaptations and improvements for using Visual Flow Creator with Internet Explorer.