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

Asset Manager

What's new?

  • Customers can now edit the descriptions of asset types and aspect types.

  • The delete dialog has been enhanced to show the to-be deleted object.

  • The asset's detail view shows MindSphere standard events for the selected asset.

  • Customers can now start sharing assets, subassets or subtenants via the Asset Manager, based on established collaborations via Settings (see details in Cross-Tenancy section)

Fixed issues

  • In rare cases, asset types could not be edited due to some potential inconsistency issues. 

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.

  • The Asset Manager documentation describes a new tab named "Connectivity" which intends to show the online state and current firmware-version running on the asset in the field. The described feature will be released in a subsequent step. The documentation could not be adapted in time anymore.

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.


What's new?

  • Cross-Tenancy allows customers and service providers to set up collaborations to share, exchange, maintain data between each other.

  • Prerequisite for Cross-Tenancy is an existing collaboration with another tenant, which can be initiated via Settings in the newly introduced Collaboration module.

  • Data can be shared and exchanged by granting access to respective assets via the Asset Manager.

Cross-Tenancy is a major feature: 

  • to support data-driven business models.

  • to share data with key applications/services to generate the best insights and highest business values.

  • to extend the reach of application providers to access the broadest customer base to offer services leveraging shared data to generate value.

Key Features / Capabilities

  • Share assets, sub-assets or sub-tenants, including related data with identified tenants.

  • Bi-directional data, assets and information sharing.

  • Support read-only access. 

Known issues

  • Only single asset sharing is available in the first release.

  • Sharing of assets derived from basicAgent and their corresponding plugins is not yet supported.

  • Tenant assets can not be moved under collaborators root asset or shared assets.

  • Unsharing of assets is currently not possible in the UI but via MindSphere Support.

  • Revoking of sharing offers on sharer side is not yet possible.

  • Terminating the collaboration will not remove active sharings and shared assets on the receiver side in the first release.

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?

  • Cross-Tenancy support - Visualization of shared assets and their time series:

    • The shared assets are highlighted via a sharing icon.

    • Rules, Files, Events extension and also custom plugins are not yet supported for shared assets.

  • Hosting of Fleet Manager via content delivery network - Improved loading times.

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.

    • Purchasing request notifications are sent to all tenant admins.

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.


Fixed issues

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

MindConnect Edge Analytics

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?

  • URL Region change from eu-central ->  eu1

    • Please adapt your agent and application URL!!! The domain changes from to tenant.mciotextension.

  • Device meta-data support for Asset Management(1st release)

    • Connectivity status

    • Firmware status 

  • Event mapping enhancements

    • Event mappings will also be possible for individual mappings (“Device Mapping”-view)

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 Integration

What's new?

  • Aggregated TimeSeries API Support: You can now read aggregated timeseries data and process it to any other database.

Python SDK Library

What's new?

MindSphere SDK for Python enables you to quickly interact with

  • Asset Management 3.9

  • Timeseries 3.3

  • TS Aggregates 3.2

  • IoT File Services 3.2

  • Event Analytics 3.1

The SDK supports the following authentication flows: user token (JWT), App Credentials and Tenant Credentials.


What‘s new?

  • Name and Description of User Groups can be edited now

  • Customers can now initiate new collaborations with other tenants as a base for asset and data sharing via the Asset Manager (see details in Cross-Tenancy section)

Known issues

  • A deactivated user (or not assigned user at all), who tries to login to this tenant, receives a non-MindSphere error-page and gets no support.

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?

  • Additional metrics will be shown at the Customer Dashboard: Number of users in Visual Explorer having role "Viewer" and number of users in Visual Explorer having role "Creator".

  • Additional metric will be shown at the Customer Dashboard: Number of computing hours used to create workflows in Visual Flow Creator.

  • User Interface (UI) provides support for Chinese languages. To view the UI in Chinese language, change your browser language settings.

Known issues

  • In "Reports" or "Overview" section in few cases a time out error message appears when loading the page for a while. As a workaround, after getting error, reload the report for same month with a second click.

Visual Analyzer

Known issues

  • Cross-Tenancy support - Visualization of shared assets and their time series

    • The shared assets are highlighted via a sharing icon

    • For these assets time series and events are currently not supported in Visual Analyzer

Visual Explorer

What‘s new?

New Key Features / Capabilities:

  • Visualize and analyze high frequency data

  • Single asset data visualization with up to 20MB in size

  • Data to include up to 2 to 3 million datasets

  • Value for Customers:

    • Create and provide high frequency data sourced dashboards

    • Improve the product capabilities using in-field product performance data

    • Plan maintenance activities in advance

    • Optimize asset settings based on the fleet analysis

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.

  • Support time series data types “LONG” with values for safe integer -> (253-1) to (253-1).

  • If the value is e.g. 263 the value will be reset to safe integer -> 253-1