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


The following Release Notes are valid only for region Europe 2.

Asset Manager

What's new?

  • The asset detail view has been enhanced with a new header line for more transparency.

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.

  • 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.

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

Currently not available in Europe 2:

  • In Asset Managers Connectivity View, you can see the current firmware status of the MindConnect Nano and IoT2040 assets. If a newer firmware is available, you can directly trigger the update for the selected asset without further navigation in the hierarchy of your assets.

CMS X-Tools V5.0.0.6

What's new?

  • Advanced press support with X-Tools project configurator.

  • Released for region Europe 2.

Known issues

  • General: X-Tools is capable to upload huge amount of data, but the restriction of your MindSphere plan have to be met all the time.

  • See local 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?

  • The info extension has been redesigned:

    • A view for static aspects and static variables has been integrated.

    • A user can easily navigate between devices and their mapped MindConnect elements.

  • Handling of saving asset positions and custom images in custom map aligned with the new MindSphere Web Component "custom-map".

Currently not available in Europe 2:

  • Content delivery network hosting not supported.

Fleet Manager Rules

Currently not available in Europe 2:

  • Integration of Upgrade.

Identity and Access Management

Known Issues

  • 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.

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

MindConnect Edge Analytics

What's new?

  • Introducing an improved user interface layout.

  • New Analysis Package Data Upload, for a simple upload of data to a target asset.

  • Extension of data source SM1281, to be able to directly stream the pre-calculated KPIs of this device.

  • Analysis Package Event Based Data Upload will now create only one resulting uploaded file.

  • For new created data assets of Event Based Data Upload a fixed Asset Type is now used.

Known Issues

  • When uploading Event Based Data Upload or Data Upload package to MindConnect Nano device and there are no enabled input signals within the Analysis Package configuration, the update ends in error state "Prepare Environment or Update/Start Configuration". Having critical error message in User Logs

  • 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.

  • If remote operations in MindConnect Edge Analytics application reacts very slow: Please delete the MindConnect asset and create a new agent. 

MindConnect API

Known Issues

  • When creating, updating or deleting aspects on an asset in Asset Manager, it might take some time (up to 30 minutes) until this aspect or respective changes are available on the Time Series Service and available for visualization in Fleet Manager.

MindConnect 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 - use tile on the top right corner. Please use the Launchpad Button in the IoT Extension applications.( right corner on the top)

MindConnect Integration

Currently not available in Europe 2:

  • Single Sign On for MindConnect Integration.

MindConnect Open Edge Device Kit - Free download

What's new?

  • New Deployment Workflow API support.

  • Edge Application management support:

    • Start/Stop/Configure/Remove Application Instances

  • Firmware download support.

  • Custom Data Protocol support for reading data from field devices.

  • File Upload API.

  • Event Upload API.

MindConnect Open Edge Device Kit (Development version) - Free download

This is a separate package that should be used only for development and debugging purposes and should not be used in the production environment.It includes all the features of Open Edge Device Kit and some useful additional feaures as follows:

  • MindConnect Open Edge Device Kit user interface for easy onboarding of the device, Data Config view, Timeseries simulator etc.


Known Issues

  • After creating provider information, only users with the mdsp:core:TenantAdministrator role are allowed to make use of the support form in Launchpad. Links to your own user support can be provided through the provider information settings. This is equal to other content such as corporate information.

Currently not available in Europe 2:

  • Live preview of company name in MindSphere OS Bar.

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 may also expose data to the user that is not intended to be seen.

  • When moving an asset from a parent tenant to a subtenant, there may 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) with the role "mdsp:core:TenantAdmin", this user is then able to get access to all types of tenant data.


What's new?

  • New launchpad icon for Upgrade system tool.

  • Get access to available upgrade products for your tenant to increase your quota instantly.

  • Immediate purchases for TenantAdmins.

  • Purchase request for StandardUsers which will trigger a workflow to TenantAdmins for approval.

  • Get an overview of your purchase requests within your tenant.

Known Issues

  • Cloud Foundry related Upgrades like "Backing Services Upgrade" are not working for tenants created before August 2019. A fix will be provided soon.

  • 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 Service

Known Issues

  • Usage Transparency app running on MindSphere is loading sporadically "Asset tab" slower than expected.

Visual Analyzer

What's new?

With this update, customers can switch to a "Coming Soon" version to try upcoming Visual Analyzer features in their production environment.

The activation of the pre-release version can be done via the "coming soon" toggle button within the Visual Analyzer toolbar. This allows to get access to some of the feature candidates for an upcoming Visual Analyzer version.

New features include:

  • Mashup of historical timeseries data from multiple assets in one view.

  • Compare functions (e.g. create time offset) which allow to analyze how assets are performing within different time ranges.

  • Enhanced charts for boolean and event data type allows to easily identify correlations within performance data.

  • Detected anomalies can be logged with manual events

  • More flexible UI and visualization options

All of those features are fully tested, but may be modified before moving out of the pre-released status. For more information on the feature of the "Coming  Soon" version please refer to the documentation within Visual Analyzer's documentation:

In case of questions, feedback or also just to share your ideas for further features, please leave us a message within our MindSphere Community or contact our support team.

Visual Explorer

Known issues

  • Visual Explorer Connector cannot create data source with assets that have values from the data type Big String.

  • On the eu2 environment the Tableau server version 2018.1 is in place. The server version 2019.1 will release in the next weeks.

  • On the eu2 environment the sub tenant use case (sub tenant user can access visual explorer creator/viewer) is not supported.

Visual Flow Creator

Known Issues

  • Cannot read filenames with two colons in name.

  • http_in node does not allow other tenant users to access endpoint as expected and configured.

Currently not available in Europe 2:

  • Subscribe node - the user can be notified about new entries in time series.

  • Asset type support node.

  • Support of subtenant enablement.

  • Support of Cross-tenancy.

  • Anomaly detection nodes.

  • MindSphere dashboard nodes.