MindAccess Developer Plan Subscribers and MindAccess Operator Plan Subscribers


The following Release Notes are valid only for region China 1.

Analytics Services

What's new

  • Model Management APIļ¼šprovides analytical model management file storage with versioning support, and helps to maintain version, dependency, parameters and authorship information.

  • Data Exchange APIļ¼šprovides remote file storage and management support through simple REST API calls, and offers support for uploading, downloading, renaming, and publishing within the same tenant files or folders.

Currently not available in China 1

  • Anomaly Detection API

  • Job Management API

  • Spectrum Analysis API

Asset Management Service

Currently not available in China 1

  • Origin links for aspects: If an aspect is derived from another aspect, the origin aspect is now flagged. This helps to identify the origin of inherited aspects.

  • Origin links for variables on assets: If variables on an asset type are inherited from another type, the variable is now flagged.

  • Assigned property: Images that are assigned to an asset type, now have a flag showing that they are assigned. Since assigned images can not be deleted, this flag ensures more transparency.

Cloud Foundry

Deprecation of cflinuxfs2 stack

As a MindAccess DevOps Plan subscriber, we need to inform you about the deprecation of the Cloud Foundry stack cflinuxfs2 in favor of the new cflinuxfs3 stack. Stacks are prebuilt root file systems that support specific operating systems. These stacks are used for running applications deployed in Cloud Foundry. More details about stacks can be found in the official Cloud Foundry documentation.

While we do not anticipate any issues with the new cflinuxfs3 stack, we suggest deploying a separate instantiation of your application using the new stack to evaluate if there is any impact to your application. This can be done by pushing your existing application to a new name with a separate route. Once you have verified that your application has not been impacted, redeploy the app using the new cflinuxfs3 stack. Note that once an application has been deployed using the cflinuxfs3 stack, future pushes will remember the stack selection.

You need to verify if your deployed apps are using buildpacks based on the deprecated cflinuxfs2 stack. In case your apps are using such buildpacks, you need to migrate your apps to the new cflinuxfs3 stack. We have prepared an article that covers the migration of applications from the cflinuxfs2 stack to the cflinuxfs3 in our PLM-Community. Additional information can be found in the MindSphere Developer Documentation.

Known issues

  • Upgrading single Logme, MongoDB 3.2 and PostgreSQL 9.4 Backing Services instances to clustered instances is not possible.

  • In rare situations the creation of a Backing Service instances takes longer than 30 minutes and might fail. In those cases please try later again to create the service.

Identity and Access Management

What's new

Extra authentication modes are now supported in China 1 region. Now totally 5 authentication methods are supported on MindSphere on Alibaba Cloud:






IoT and Storage Services: File Service

What's new

  • Multi-part Operations for developers to upload/ download big files.

Known issues

  • For security reasons a strict timeout is enforced. Currently, this leads to the situation that the size of a file which can be uploaded/ downloaded depends on the network bandwidth at client side.

  • When uploading files to the File Service, a file name must not contain blank spaces. Blank spaces in the file name will prevent the file form being stored.

  • After deleting an asset, associated files might still be accessible for up to 30 minutes as this data is deleted asynchronously.

IoT and Storage Services: Time Series Service-

Currently not available in China 1

  • Time Series Bulk Service APIs