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

Asset Manager

What‘s new?

  • With this release we announce that we will discontinue the support of the asset type "core.mcfb1500" ending April 2020. In order to connect a S7-1500 PLC, please use the MindConnect Library asset type as described in the official documentation:

    If you depend on this asset type for your use case, please get in touch with MindSphere Support. We recommend you to remove all existing asset instances.

  • MindSphere will begin to continually enforce limits of Asset Management service on Asset Instances and Asset Types with one of the upcoming releases. If you are about to exceed a respective limit, you will receive a descriptive response and no new Asset Instance or Type can be created. If you have already exceeded your allowed Asset Instances or Asset Types, these will not be effected, however you will no longer be able to create new ones. You can increase the amount of allowed Asset Instances and Asset Types via MIndsphere sales channels or directly via the Upgrade application.

  • You can now have a quickly view your timeseries data of the selected aspect allowing you to see if data is being received. For more details you can jump to e.g. the Fleet Manager application.

  • Customers will be able to browse and manage all files associated with a selected asset. This will also include deleting and downloading the associated files.

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.

  • If you are using app specific roles you need to assign plugin roles as well. This is up to now only possible for MindConnect LIB plugin.

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

CMS X-Tools V5.0.0.6

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.

  • 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.

Fleet Manager

Fixed issues

  • Fixed that user settings could not be saved in latest Google Chrome version.

  • Fixed wrong behavior of info plugin when searching for non existing assets.

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 coming 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?

  • Upgraded interface for Data Explorer which allows uploading and downloading objects\files through user interface.

  • Track status of objects\files being uploaded in the progress bar.

  • Copy URL for the objects\files with a single click for easy referencing in your applications.

  • Ingest data in Integrated Data Lake using MindConnect Library.

  • Upgrading your Integrated Data Lake plan parameters is now possible via Upgrade application.

Known issues

  • In Time Series Import user interface, user can view only first level of child asset at the moment when importing the time series data.  The workaround for this approach is to use backend API to import data related to multiple child assets

  • It is observed that browser crashes randomly when trying to download files > 400MB.  It is advisable to use backend API for downloading objects > 400MB

  • When uploading the data using cross account access via native applications e.g. AWS CLI, the default permission is set to user of the account. The user has to provide the parameter (--acl bucket-owner-full-control) so the bucket owner (Integrated Data Lake) will get the necessary access to generate pre-signed URLs.

MindConnect Edge Analytics

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 fully configured Vibration Frequency Spectra Analyzing Packages in parallel.

  • 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 no longer available.

  • DataBus and Event Based Data Upload configuration can be created without data or deactivated data, which will lead to a critical error on project start.

  • In some sporadic cases of a configuration update via Edge Analytics Manager it is possible that the Mind Connect Nano gets stuck in "project stopping" - In this case, the MindConnect Nano should be rebooted.

  • If a 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 from version 1004.6.13 to 1005.0.7.

  • Improved UX in mapping rule creation.

  • Mindsphere Launchpad removed from MindConnect Iot Extension.

  • MindConnect Iot Extension is now per default provisioned. The tenantadmin can assign the specific roles in Settings.

Fixed issues

  • Meta-data mapping for TIMESTAMP variables.

  • Alarm links with Single Sign On.

MindConnect Integration

What‘s new?

  • Data Lake based recipes are now available.

Semantic Data Interconnect

Known issues

  • Schema extraction may provide an incorrect data type leading to validation error in query creation process.


What‘s new?

The expiration date of service credentials can now be configured (minimum1 day up to maximum one year). After expiration the access is lost and must be renewed.

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?

  • New products available for Package Builder upgrade and Integrated Data Lake.

  • Harmonization of two product pages into one product detail page.

  • Grouping of products to select easily between different options for a product.

  • Showing an error message if essential prerequisites are not met to buy an upgrade (i.e. base offering not available for your tenant).

  • Navigation between purchase requests (REQ-ID) and related purchase (IPP-ID).

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?

  • Tenant owners will be notified via email about near and exceeded limit usage.

  • Decimal places reduced to two after point on customer dashboard.

  • Additional metric at the Limits Dashboard: total number of created agents, number of created notifications per month, total number of created packages.

Fixed issues

  • The number of Visual Analyzer Users will now be shown correctly.

  • The number of Visual Explorer licenses will now be shown correctly.

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

What‘s new?

Feature updates for Visual Analyzer "Coming Soon" Version:

  • Zooming via area selection.

  • New controls to switch between pan/area zooming.

  • Cross ruler functionality for improved value highlighting.

  • Additional quick ranges and fine tuning for time shift feature.

  • Improved tooltip displays all variables from selected timestamp, even if there is no data.

  • Improved date visualization on x-axis.

  • Added column for units within variable action table.

  • New stacked chart mode - allows you to display line charts above each other.

  • "Fly-over" creation for custom events.

  • Asset view allows searching via asset ID.

Visual Explorer

Known issues

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

  • 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?

  • Function nodes : Added the possibility to set status from within the function node. This reduces the number of status messages in the debug window and speeds up the development.

  • HTTP-Request node : It is now possible to set secret keys in requests.

  • Custom nodes : The context API has been added to simplify the usage of node-red nodes.

  • Dashboard nodes: Google maps can be used in dashboard nodes.

Fixed issues

  • There have been some issues with missing labels. These have been fixed.

Known issues

  • Subtenant users cannot use the time series subscription node.

  • Data lake subscription does not work as expected.