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

Asset Manager

Known issues

  • If a VFC workflow for an asset in a subtenant exists, it is not shown in the respective tile in the Asset Manager for a tenant admin.

  • 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 Connectivity Management view currently only shows assets derived of BasicAgent, MindConnect Nano, MindConnect IoT2040, MindConnect Library or Industrial Edge or a derived type of the mentioned ones.

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.


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

Fixed issues

  • Minor change: updated error messages in chart.

Identity and Access Management

What‘s new?

  • Advanced information: To provide reliable and highly available service to all customers, and protect you from unintentional spend, the contractual limit for the metric 'Users' of the service will be quota enforced in the up-coming releases. Please prepare and buy upgrades in advance to avoid any disruptions in the intended use of service. You'll be informed when the service with limit enforcement will be released.

Known issues

  • If you have problems logging off in Internet Explorer 11, please refer to Overcoming Logout Problems in IE11

  • After a user's role assignments have been changed, e.g., using the Settings app, the changes do not immediately become active. The user must re-login, e.g., by closing the browser and logging in again.

  • App specific roles: 

    • Additional core app roles to come soon.

    • Some apps are still accessible via their direct URL and allow using shared functionality that the user has been granted via the app-specific role of a different app.

  • 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

  • Deactivating a data point within a MindConnect data source will not deactivate a connection check in Edge Analytics Engine. This can lead an error if the target device is not available anymore.

  • DataBus and Event Based Data Upload configuration can be created with no or deactivated data, which will lead to a critical error on project start.

  • In some sporadic cases of a configuration update via Ege Analytics Manager it can happen that the Mind Connect Nano gets stuck in "project stopping" - In this case the MindConnect Nano has to be rebooted.

  • 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.

  • In case migration of SM1281 configuration has been done with EAE Version 1.0.6 speed is shown with unit m/s - The configuration has to be recreated to fix this issue and show a correct unit in rpm.

MindConnect IoT Extension

What‘s new?

  • Version upgrade 1004.0 → 1004.6 (please refer to the online documentation for further details).

  • Reuse existing asset/aspect models for automated onboarding.

  • Configurability whether child device asset types are parent type independent.

Fixed issues

  • Business roles doesn't have Launchpad Button in IoT Extension.

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?

  • Version upgrade 5.1 → 5.6 (please refer to the online documentation for further details).

  • The "List tenant" operation to retrieve tenant details in the Siemens MindSphere Application has been deprecated. Instead, please use the new "get tenant information" operation. Otherwise, your integrations which use this operation may not work properly.

  • Ali OSS Connector.


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.


What‘s new?

  • 5 additional upgrades added to Upgrade tool which are also directly accessible via Usage Transparency
    (Visual Flow Creator Upgrade, Visual Explorer - Creator Upgrade, Visual Explorer - Viewer Upgrade, Time Series Data Ingest Rate Upgrade, Time Series Storage Upgrade).

  • After selecting a product from upgrade catalog all former requested and completed upgrades for this product are shown in a table below the detail view.

Known issues

  • Permission to buy is currently part of tenant admin and will be extracted to a separated role soon.

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

  • Purchasing request notifications are send to all tenant admins.

  • Upgrade is providing a fast provisional access to the requested quota. It requires an approval by the commercial contact who will be informed separately.

  • Supported Language: English only.

  • Supported Currency: EUR only.

Usage Transparency

What‘s new?

  • Added links to Upgrade application for following upgrades: 

    • Visual Flow Creator Upgrade

    • Visual Explorer - Viewer Upgrade

    • Visual Explorer - Creator Upgrade

    • Time Series Storage Upgrade

  • At customer dashboard, limits history can be exported to a .csv file.

Fixed issues

  • Fixed a bug that would lead to wrong data when filtering in the Usage Transparency's "Report" tab.

Known issues

  • File Storage (GB)” displays the value 0 (zero) in "Limits“ and "Services“ sections. This is a temporary issue only related to visibility in Usage Transparency without any impact on data storage or availability.

  • 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

Fixed issues

  • Minor change: updated error messages in chart.

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?

  • Time range and update frequency for data sources can now be chosen independently inside the Visual Explorer Connector application. The result depends on the sparseness of your data in the given range. The setting will work if your dataset does not exceed the given amount of datapoints for the configured update interval. If your actual dataset contains too many datapoints the data source dialog will show a warning.

Known issues

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

  • The "share via link" functionality works 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

Visual Flow Creator

What‘s new?

  • This release contains the "custom nodes" feature support. Refer to the documentation for examples and details.

Known issues

  • Calls to the Analytics API using the preconfigured nodes does not work reliable.