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

Asset Manager

What‘s new?

  • With the newly designed detail view of assets, you will have immediate insight into the status of the selected asset based on events and timeseries data.

  • You can now import already existing timeseries data to a selected aspect on an asset to include such data in your analysis.

  • The groups in the asset navigation list can now be collapsed and expanded to improve the overview.

  • In case you are about to exceed your plans allowed amount of asset types or asset instances, you will be informed and can use the Upgrade application to increase the relevant metric.

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.


What's new?

  • Unsharing of asset information can now be managed via your MindSphere UI. Contacting the customer support is not needed anymore.

Fixed issues

  • Revoking of sharing offers on sharer side is possible now.

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.

  • New entity sharings are usually successfully implemented within 2 minutes. If the new sharing is not successful within this time, the internal retry mechanism starts automatically after 4 minutes to complete the sharing. This issue will be addressed soon to prevent delays in the implementation.

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.

Edge Streaming Analytics

What's new?

  • How To documentation describes how to connect to Open Edge services if the Open Edge Device Kit has been installed on the device.

Fixed issues

  • Infrastructure updates.

Fleet Manager

Known issues

The controls are currently not restricted (e.g. disabled when a user has no rights), although the functionality is restricted according to the defined user rights.

Identity and Access Management

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.

Integrated Data Lake

What‘s new?

Integrated Data Lake is now available on MindSphere platform. It allows you to perform the following set of operations:

  • Store structured and unstructured data in its native format until it is needed.

  • Ability to import time series data from the MindSphere IoT Data Store.

  • Generate signed URLs to upload, update or download objects/files.

  • Ability to delete objects/files from the Integrated Data Lake.

  • Add, update and delete metadata tags for objects/files.

  • Subscribe to notifications.

  • Enable the cross account access to work with data stored in integrated data with native cloud service provider (AWS) tools.

IoT Value Plan

MindSphere has increased the limits for certain key features of the MindAccess IoT Value Plans.

  • Limits for asset types and asset instances within the MindAccess IoT Value Plans M and L are doubled.

  • Rules for usage within the Fleet Manager's rules monitor are added for all MindAccess IoT Value Plan sizes. This allows condition monitoring use cases "out of the box".

For more details please refer to the updated Product Sheet for MindAccess IoT Value Plan made available on

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.

  • 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?

  • SingleSignOn - Automatically provision the MindConnect IoT Extension functionality and login with single sign with a single click on the launchpad icon

  • Version Upgrade 1004.6.8 ->

Fixed issues

  • Mapping rule enhancement for updating child rules.

  • Automated onboarding enhancement for dynamic child devices.

  • Device-Mapping view should allow to display all devices additionally to the group view.

  • Show unmapped filter should also contain devices which do not have a data link.

Known issues

  • Logout button is not working from MindConnect IoT Extension. Please logout from Mindsphere Launchpad.

MindConnect Integration

What‘s new?

  • New "get tenant information" operation replaces current "list tenant" operation for MindSphere connector. 

Fixed issues

  • Clicking the Help button disables "Invoke via HTTP".

  • MindConnect Integration buttons in mapping data pop-up not visible.

  • Disable un-editable fields in update user form.

Semantic Data Interconnect

What's new?

Semantic Data Interconnect is now available on MindSphere. It allows you to perform the following set of operations:

  • Register, retrieve and update data source registrations.

  • Data Lake registration, update and retrieve data lake registration information.

  • Add, update, and retrieve assets and aspects for data stored in Integrated Data Lake.

  • End to end data management of ingested data using various data management policies.

  • Semantic Data Lake can work with CSV, JSON & XML file formats. Infer schemas from various data based on schema-on-read philosophy.

  • Allow users to create, retrieve, update, delete and store queries.

  • Retrieve a list of queries for a tenant.

  • Query across different data sets to consume correlated data.

  • Work with Integrated Data Lake or customer data lakes storage options.

  • Maintain contextual correlations across disparate data sets.

  • Create and update semantic models in JSON or Web Ontology Language (Owl) formats.

  • Retrieve single or a list of semantic models or delete semantic models.

  • Provide storage for queries, semantic models and metadata. Raw and processed data storage is available based on purchased plans.

Known issues

  • When values are passed during query creation process, query validated the data types. But, when custom data types are also defined, query validation for data types happens only based on primitive data type. 

  • If the column name in selected schema (data source_dataTag) has special characters, user need to put all the inputs in double quotes. If double quotes are not provided, then query fails to execute.

  • Ontology names only support alphanumeric values.


What's new?

  • Password reset, activation and de-activation of Service Credentials is now possible in the Settings application.

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.


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?

Additional metrics will be shown at the Customer Dashboard:

  • New Data Lake offering:

    • Volume of data read

    • Volume of data write

    • Number of data read operations

    • Number of data write operations

    • Total number of objects stored

    • Total volume data storage

  • New Semantic Data Interconnect offering:

    • SDI Systems connected

    • SDI Data Storage

    • SDI Outbound Traffic

Fixed issues

  • File Storage (GB)” in "Limits“ and "Services“ sections is displaying the correct value.

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.

  • Count of limits "Visual Explorer Users" and "Visual Explorer Viewer" could display wrong value

Visual Explorer

What‘s new?

  • Direct link to the Upgrade app for purchasing Visual Explorer upgrades.

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?

  • The "Dashboard Viewer" allows Visual Flow Creator users to publish their dashboards and access the published dashboards provided by other users.

Known issues

  • Subtenant users cannot use the time series subscription node.

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

  • HTTP-in/response other user cannot access 'AllUsers' endpoint.